Sad news for Sandbar fish fans.

Homer, our large puffer fish, died yesterday. Homer was a resident of our fish tank for eight years, and he lived in a tank at Jayhawk Tropical Fish for eight years before that.

HomerNo Homer! Leave my drink alone!

Here's a couple pictures of Homer, courtesy of mayor of the Sandbar Jeff.

You may or may not know that Homer was our second puffer fish. Our original puffer fish was Frank, who oddly enough also lived eight years in our tank, and may or may not still be in Coleen's freezer. He was so popular that when he died in 2003, we knew we had to get another puffer fish.

Go here to read an ode to Frank in the Tank. If you'd like to write a similar poem about Homer, go for it. Send it to us and we'll publish it, or leave it in the comments.

Also, if you have your own photos of Homer, we'd love to see them. You can upload them to our Facebook page, our Flickr group, tweet them to us @thesandbar or email them to us at Homer can live on in an online memorial. He'll be buried at Peach and Ted's farm.