Bruce was Nate's goldfish. He got him on 13 December, 2000, to show his father that he had the responsibility to take care of a dog. However, he dropped the bowl, shattering it . Bruce survived, and was put into another bowl.
However, Nate left the bowl next to an open window. Sadly, the next day, Nate decided to show Bruce to Francis. By then, the water had frozen, and so had Bruce. Nate then mentioned he should have bought the ant farm instead. He spent the rest of his holidays with Spitsy.