Once upon a time, in a beautiful coral reef in the vast ocean, there lived a baby sea horse named Shelden. He was a very hungry little sea horse and he loved to eat as much as he could. Normally, sea horses eat about 3000 pieces of food per day, but Shelden was especially hungry and he ate a whopping 10000 pieces of food every single day.
Shelden ate all sorts of things, like brine shrimp, plankton, and larvae, and he ate them by sucking them up like a vacuum cleaner. But one day, Shelden got a little bit too greedy and he decided to try and eat a small octopus.
As he was sucking up the octopus, it got stuck in his mouth with its tentacles poking out. Shelden panicked and started gesticulating to his friends, trying to get their attention.
Eight of Shelden’s sea horse friends saw what was happening and they sprang into action. Each of them grabbed onto a tentacle and tried to pull the octopus out of Shelden’s mouth, but they were just not strong enough.
The sea horses knew they had to come up with a plan, so they turned to the most clever sea horse among them for help. This sea horse had a brilliant idea. He led the group to some nearby algae plants and told them to hold onto the plants with their tails.
Then, the sea horses put their snouts against the octopus and created a vacuum with all their might. They pulled and pulled with all their strength, and finally, with a loud pop, the octopus was released from Shelden’s mouth.
Everyone laughed and celebrated, and Shelden learned a valuable lesson about not being too greedy when it came to food. From then on, he was more careful about how much he ate, and he lived happily ever after, surrounded by his sea horse friends in the beautiful coral reef.