I went home last night and Wifey told me we've lost another fish. This is our second fish that we've lost since we've taken custody of the fish tank of a dear friend.
We never named the fish. My logic was that if you name the fish you became emotionally attached to him a lot more. Given that fish have much shorter life-spans than other pets, and are not likely to respond to name commands (unlike say a dog), there was no good reason to name the fish.
Still it was a bit sad to wrap the fish up in a piece of tissue and put him away. The fish was drying up very quickly once it's out of the water and already I can see decay claiming it.
That was the 2nd of our small fish to go. Now there's only the larger fish left in the tank. I'm debating about whether to buy more but currently I'm settling on "no", I think when our friend comes back we'll return this tank, and then go ahead and get ourselves a bigger tank and we'll fill it with more fish.