My name is Daniel Tompkins and I am 31 years old. At Christmas 2019 I was given a fish tank and 5 fish. During the 2020 lockdown, I learned how to care for my new fish at home. I now have 8 fish (4 Zebra Fish and 4 Goldfish). They are called Vanda, Clare, Mel, Alannah, Karen, Nathan, Richard and Martin. I named them after the people I work with at ECO Work-Shop. Mel is my favourite fish because she is the fastest swimmer.


I clean the tank every week and change the ornaments. I enjoy vacuuming the tank but find removing the ornaments the hardest part. I feed them fish flakes every night and I like to watch them swim and eat.

It is great having fish. It makes me feel happy and relaxed.