Goldfish are fun to draw: they’re all warm, vibrant colors and shiny surfaces. My mate, The Perfect Man, has 11 plump carassius auratus (aurati? what is the plural of auratus?) living happily underneath the pond plants in his water garden. Scooped from the 29-cent comet tank at our local pet store, they have grown prodigiously all summer on a diet fortified with plenty of tasty mosquitoes.