THE SHORT (YET AMAZING)LIFE OF HENRY THE MEDAKA By Levi Sikora
DAY 1Stage 23 (46 hours)We ﬁnally got our ﬁsh!We are excited to watchit while it grow into anadult ﬁshThere is not a whole lotgoing on inside right now,just things starting toorganize for Henry tostart developing
DAY 2Stage 27 (62 hours)A little more going oninside, Henry should startforming inside anytimesoon! We still have a lotto learn before hehatches.We won’t see him againuntil next week. I hope hewill be okay until then!
DAY 3Stage 31 (121 hours)He seems to havedeveloped a lot sincewe last seen him fridayWe are very excited tocatch his ﬁrst heartbeats on video! Heseems to be developingnormally.
DAY 4Stage 33 (144 hours)Henry is really startingto take form inside theegg. Important partsare forming that willhelp him survive.I hope we don’t miss itwhen he hatches!
DAY 5Stage 34 (168 hours)Once again, he isdeveloping at a goodrate and all the partsseem to be workingﬁne.
DAY 6Stage 35 (200 hours)You can now really seethe vital organs, blood,and the shape of Henrycurled up.On our videos, he issquirming around a lotwhich means he couldhatch at any time.
DAY 7Stage 36 (hatched)Our worst fear happened, Henry hatched when wewere not around! Even though we were dissapointed,we were glad to see that we took good enough careof Henry for him to grow and hatch normally.Now it’s time to say our ﬁnal good byes and send himinto the bucket with all the other new ﬁsh of ourclassmates.
HENRY’S POINT OF VIEW AFTER HATCHING“Where in the world are my parents! They don’t careenough to be around when im born. Why couldn’t Ihave been given to a better group. And when theyﬁnally do show up, they ship me off to a communitypond with a bunch of other ﬁsh I have never seen inmy life. But even though they didn’t even say goodbye, i’m still going to miss those two.”Henry isn’t a very friendly ﬁsh!
HENRY’S KEYS TO SURVIVINGA lot of protection! Being such a small ﬁsh, he is ﬁrston the menu of other ﬁsh so he will need plenty ofhiding spaces.His water needs to be changed often (spring wateronly) or it will turn bad and start to kill him; however,it can be warm or cold water.His food intake is not very picky which include thingslike ﬂake or freeze dried foods and many others.