We are sad to announce that we are missing Speedy, one of our darling fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas). He was grey in color, approximately 1.5 to 2 inches in length, and last seen in a 55 gallon fish tank containing 22 juvenile tilapia.
Speedy was the only minnow that we were unable to catch and transfer to a smaller tank before the tilapia grew to a length of five inches. Although investigators have searched the canister filter and aquarium thoroughly, there was no sign of Speedy. Authorities suspect that Bacon was a little faster than Speedy one evening, but Bacon has denied any involvement in spite of his recent accelerated growth.
If you have any information that would lead to the recovery of Speedy or the capture and filleting of the perpetrator, please contact your local animal control agency by commenting below.