When my daughter, Patty, was about 2 1/2 or 3 we had a 10 gallon fish tank. In that tank were several beautiful fan tailed guppies. They were small, delicate and easy to raise with two children around.
Everything was fine, that is until we got out turtle. He was the cutest little paddle foot about 1/2 inch in diameter. Patty name him "Flumpy" because his shell was bumpy all over the top (bumpy). When we first introduced him to the tank he would chase the guppies. After a while we found out why he chased them...HE WANTED A BITE OF THEIR TAIL (and probably had designs on the entire guppy). He was a very well fed turtle but, apparently he desired the real thing.
|This is not the kind of turtle he was, but he looked|
something like this.
He had quite a grip and it took a toothpick to pry him off her finger. I found a home for Flumpy that very day (No, it was not down the toilet!).