Royce is a velvety black moor who came to live with us on September 11, 2013.
Two months later, he got stuck in the suction tube as I was cleaning the tank.
By the time I could get him out, he had already lost an eye.
It was terrible.
Now I know to be more careful, but he was my first large-eyed goldfish and I was not aware that this could happen. Despite my lack of experience, Royce healed quickly.
Named after my favorite character from The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan, Royce is a unforgettable fish who is a joy to watch. I am sorry beyond words for hurting him and I am very thankful that he has survived.