Finley Auratus and Gilbert Auratus (known to their friends
as Fin and Gill) look like common goldfish. Gill is a common red-tinged goldfish while Fin is a multi-colored shubunkin,
but in reality they were previously known as operatives for naval intelligence,
known by their code names, Splash and Riptide.
Their small size and unassuming appearance made them perfect as agents, collecting intelligence
by going undercover in the fish tanks of various government officials of
foreign nations. Once their information was gathered, they would ‘play dead’ resulting in ‘burial at sea’ through the nearest septic system.
Having navigated one too many sewers in an attempt to reach their assigned contact, Fin
and Gill decided to retired, much to the dismay of ONI. They are now living the life of ordinary goldfish, spending their
days watching National Geographic
and Animal Planet
and trading stories with their tank mate, Algernon Plecostomus.
Algernon is a bottom dwelling algae eater, actually a breed of catfish. He is a former
Hollywood stunt fish, known mostly for his roles in in television of the 1950’s and 1960’s. He recalls that his
favorite roles come from the shows Sea Hunt, Flipper and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. He acted as a consultant on
the set of Jaws, and the later film Tentacles. He’s very laid-back and extremely shy these days, tending
to be nocturnal and sleeping much of the afternoon. Mostly he just wants to enjoy the peace and quiet of his retirement, reading
the occasional fan letter and entertaining his tank mates, Fin and Gill, with stories of his days as a movie star.