Come-uppance #midnighthaiku

Ego illusion

Self-confident aggression

Really just small fry

A newly introduced, and rather bumptious tiger loach, felt itself to be king of the aquarium at feeding time, having seen off ‘the competition’… fish smaller than itself. Then, it came face to face, for the first time, with a bristlenose plecostamus.

It seemed a little surprised… and did not linger to investigate the ‘monster’.

Ironically, the pleco is the most timid fish in the tank.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
This entry was posted in Photography, Poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

19 Responses to Come-uppance #midnighthaiku

  1. Jennie says:

    Don’t you love it when justice wins? πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ennle Madresan says:

    Oh my, you have all kinds of things going on in your world πŸ™‚


  3. Alli Templeton says:

    Love this, Sue. I would never have thought that even small fish in an aquarium would be concerned about such things as establishing a pecking order! You learn something new every day…

    Oh, and a P.S. this time: I’m going away for a few days today – to Yorkshire! So please don’t think I’m ignoring you, it’s just that I’m away and I won’t get a chance to do any blogging until I get back. In the meantime, I’ll give your love to the moors, the coast and the castles. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sounds like some little man syndrome!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

    And showed him πŸ’œ


  6. Widdershins says:

    Heh, heh, heh … there’s always a bigger fish! πŸ˜€


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.