!!!UNCLE ADAM HAS A WATER PICKLE!!!

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I am absolutely positive I'm not the only one who’s had some kind of light hearted experience with kids around the tank. There's just no way. Well it took me a few seconds, but when my 4 year nephew casually referenced, the “water pickle” at my sons B-day party this week I actually laughed out loud, for real. I mean it makes perfect sense right. Hear me out, it will I promise. A few hours earlier the kids were all wrapped around my little display in utter amazement at a big old black slug looking thing, sucking in sand at one end, and very hilariously “pooping” out a pile of perfectly formed sand pellets out the other. This guy stole the show completely. So I explained to them what it was, and went on to further explain exactly what he was doing and why.

If you hadn’t guessed it yet, this creature that had captivated them to no end, was of course a Black “sea cucumber”.

But in his mind, "sea" became “water” and "cucumber" naturally, became “pickle”. And I was utterly amused by this. So you see, Uncle Adam’s got a “water pickle”. And this got me thinking, I bet there’s a lot of funny stuff we have experienced with our kids and our tanks over the years. I'd love to hear some stories, even the ones bad ones if you care to share. #reef80 I’m kind of talking to you here. I remember the pics.

Let's have it. Anyone else have a “sea pickle” moment they feel like sharing?
 
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Absolutely amazing !!! Rofl ..

UNCLE ADAM , me and the rest of R2R would love to see the WATER PICKLE and more importantly the WATER BOX it's kept in along with the COLORFUL PENCILS that it swims among .

Often it's referred as the REEF TANK by adults .

Please uncle !!!
 

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Not near as funny as yours, Uncle Adam. Since my son was two, every cleaner shrimp I have had in my tanks has been a "cleaner pimp" to him. He is now six and when his friends are over and he is showing them the new tank he has to always point out the "cleaner pimp" to them.
 
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Not near as funny as yours, Uncle Adam. Since my son was two, every cleaner shrimp I have had in my tanks has been a "cleaner pimp" to him. He is now six and when his friends are over and he is showing them the new tank he has to always point out the "cleaner pimp" to them.
Classic! I love it man thanks for sharing!
 

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I don't have any stories that come to mind but I had to comment that this is by far the funniest and thought provoking thread title I've ever seen!
 
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I don't have any stories that come to mind but I had to comment that this is by far the funniest and thought provoking thread title I've ever seen!

Ha yeah I agree the mind can go a lot of directions with that one lol!
 

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LOL I used to have a water pickle a long time ago, he was tiny and I accidentally scraped him off the glass.
 

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My 3&4 year old boys call my Bangaii Cardinal the 'police fish' I have no idea why, other than the black and white stripes like their toy cars :) and of course both clownfish are 'nemo'
 
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My 3&4 year old boys call my Bangaii Cardinal the 'police fish' I have no idea why, other than the black and white stripes like their toy cars :) and of course both clownfish are 'nemo'
lol that makes sense to me:)
 

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My kids continue to insist that the hermit crabs are lobsters! Its a minor thing, but it makes me chuckle because of how many times we have stopped and looked at the real lobsters at the grocery store for sale.
 

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Well, in my display all the fish are named after a corresponding member of the family, along with a few members of the extended family (i.e. Mommy fish, Daddy fish, Henry fish, Papa fish, etc.), and now there's enough that the last one is named "Bitey" because he is a starry blenny that bites the heck out of me whenever I stick my hand in the tank.

Well "Helen fish" happened to be a female Melanurus wrasse, which has since progressed like they do and become a big fancy male. Real Helen was not too keen on this for quite some time, and would consistently ask every time she looked at the tank "Am I a boy fish now?!!" Luckily she is an adaptable 3 year old and just rolls with it now, with no lost affinity for her name-sharing wrasse friend.
 

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Royal Grandma is what my nephew called it. Water Pickle sounds like a good name for a green colored Acro... hint....hint.
 
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Well, in my display all the fish are named after a corresponding member of the family, along with a few members of the extended family (i.e. Mommy fish, Daddy fish, Henry fish, Papa fish, etc.), and now there's enough that the last one is named "Bitey" because he is a starry blenny that bites the heck out of me whenever I stick my hand in the tank.

Well "Helen fish" happened to be a female Melanurus wrasse, which has since progressed like they do and become a big fancy male. Real Helen was not too keen on this for quite some time, and would consistently ask every time she looked at the tank "Am I a boy fish now?!!" Luckily she is an adaptable 3 year old and just rolls with it now, with no lost affinity for her name-sharing wrasse friend.

Outstanding, Bitey! man I love that
 

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