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I'm a huge sucker for pearlscales, particularly the variety known as "golf ball," "ping pong" or tikus pearlscales, the kind with super-round bodies, no wen, and little pointy heads. There's something about their goofy waddling that just thrills me. Unfortunately, they can be a challenging variety to keep alive, as their roundness predisposes them to all kinds of problems, particularly swim bladder issues, and as a breed they're notoriously unhealthy. But the heart wants what it wants, you know? I had a super-hard time finding healthy ping pongs, until my favorite LFS finally got a batch of good ones. I did an extra-long QT on these guys, more than two months, and I'm just about convinced that they're probably going to live. I mean, there's no reason for me to think they won't (they're super-active, eat voraciously, and are thriving), but past experience makes me wary. They just graduated from QT and took up residence in a lovely bowfront tank that I've (of course) decorated in as kitschy a manner as possible. So now I have (drum roll, please) a Tacky Tiki Tank o' Tikus! (Thank you very much, I'm here all week. ) Introducing Big Tuna, Smoothie, Hole Punch (named by my six-year-old niece when I asked her to think of round things to name them after) and Jamba Juice: