Family photo taken Dec. 20, 2006: Clockwise from left, Fish, Bogdan, Sara and Kat 3.
Three goldfish and a suckerfish, all of California and at least four years old, died within the last few days in their tank they've called home since 2002. They lived happy, long lives, moving several times with the family, sometimes as far as several hundred miles. The last move several weeks ago proved to weigh on them too heavily physically, the family said.
The family tried using antibiotics to clear them of medical conditions they had developed but were unsuccessful.
"I will miss them," Kat 3 said. "I would sit on top of their tank and watch over them, sometimes spending so many hours there with them that I would fall asleep."
Funeral services were held in the backyard.