This is a solution to creating a grand finale for my Chinese
Fish Sticks, elsewhere in this issue #6 of The Wizards'
Journal. That trick ends with the production of two large cloth
goldfish on the ends of the two Chinese Fish Sticks. I wanted to
be able to remove the cloth fish, drop them in a bowl of water
and have them transform into living gold fish.
However, in solving that problem, I also realized that
someone else might want to do the Appearing Goldfish as a
completely separate effect, so I decided to release both effects
Depending on your need, Effect # 1 is: You do the Chinese
Fish Sticks, ending with the "capture" of two cloth
goldfish. You hand the sticks to your audience helper from that
trick. You pick up an empty goldfish bowl and proceed to fill it
with clear water from a clear pitcher (ungimmicked). You then
remove the cloth goldfish from the Fish Sticks, drop them into
the goldfish bowl and display two live goldfish that immediately
appear in the bowl.
Effect #2: You fill an empty goldfish bowl with water, wave
your wand over it and two (or more) goldfish appear swimming in
Effect #3: (added bonus) You produce the goldfish bowl
already filled with clear water. Suddenly the bowl is filled with
two or more live goldfish.