See the fish pic in my sidebar? That's an African Cichlid. Our 45 gallon tank has ten of them, all different sizes and color variations. Bizarro Dad is very proud of this tank, with it's nice pile of giant rocks (nicely provided to us by the Atlantic Ocean) and all the fishy colors and the bubble curtains and the beautiful wooden stand.
So it was cause for great alarm when something in the tank started making a loud popping sound.
I noticed it earlier in the day, when he was off at school. He thought it was odd when I told him but didn't seem worried. Then he heard it himself.
"What was that? Was that what you heard?!" Pause. Glance at the tank. "Oh. Okay. They're fine."
I finally go and inspect the tank. "Honey, the tank temperature is dropping."
Further inspection. "Honey, is there supposed to be water inside the tank heater tube?"
That does it. He's up off his computer chair now.
"Move aside, Sleepless Mama. Let me stand there so I can deal with this."
I move aside and try not to snicker.
It turns out the heater had some kind of short that broke the glass, let some water in, and then...did some other stuff. I don't know. I'm not the electrician in the family. Basically, Bizarro Dad is just glad that all his fish weren't electrocuted, nor was our BABY when she stuck her hand in the tank water while feeding said fish.
Yep. That's my hubby. I do love him so.