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Old 09-30-2014, 02:53 PM   #21
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I did it with my girlfriend. She used to not be interested at all. Got her feeding every now and then and she seemed to enjoy it.

I then let her choose the female german blue ram and let her name it. Its her fish now so shes always interested.

She now puts her arm in the tank and lets the amano shrimp cling to her hand. She was happy a few weeks back as she managed to get 5 on her hand at once lol


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Old 09-30-2014, 03:19 PM   #22
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Sounds like you're having a bad day?
I'm alone in this as well, wife couldn't care, well she looks at the fish once a month and tells me how "I" don't care about my fish...what?!
When I ask why, she tells me my fish don't look happy because they don't have a pretty decoration like a diver with bubbles coming out or a sunken ship etc.
So yes, I'm alone in this too!


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I don't understand women most of the time haha, my tanks are all natural :p

My mom was just pissed at how big the tank was I got a 150g extra tall off of craigslist.

Idk what it is but people just don't care about stuff, people always ask me if its hard to take care of and this or that and before I'm done explaining the nitrogen cycle they have lost interest lol.

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I think quite a lot of people are like that..

They love fish but can't stand the idea of spending money..

I've actually been offered to set up my welding teacher's fish tank XD
Bit weird but why not!


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Do it, you can even use some of your filter media and stuff so he can put fish in right away.
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:03 PM   #23
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I long ago for the most part accepted that most people just don't care, and I only get animated about that indifference when other people are indifferent about their own fish (like when I flipped my lid at a woman who didn't understand that the fish store wouldnt sell her a common pleco for her 5 gallon goldfish tank, because "they die before they get too big anyway!"). My advice is to seek out people who do care- an aquarium club is a great place for that, but I've also found a lot of fellow fishkeepers within the marine science/aquaculture program at my university. I'm also fortunate enough to have a fiance who is very supportive of me and a very curious person. She enjoys hearing about and watching the fish in my tanks so much that she wants one of her own, and I'm getting her a 29 gallon kit for her birthday!
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I understand the frustration of feeling like you are alone in something. Just remember that you don't do it to make other people happy.
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Grrr! My brother and dad want tanks, let them look at fish last night. Well they both want tens, with angels, oscars, jds and plecos. I TOLD THEM NO! And they both go "you don't know everything!" Grrr!


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Every time I go somewhere for an extended period of time, some of my pets disappear.
That's terrible Have you talked to your family about this?
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Grrr! My brother and dad want tanks, let them look at fish last night. Well they both want tens, with angels, oscars, jds and plecos. I TOLD THEM NO! And they both go "you don't know everything!" Grrr!


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10g and all those fish? Ey yei yei. Find some good literature on the subject and let them educate themselves... that would be a huge disaster in the making
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I'll tell them to join here and try to find some articles.


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Good luck! They need to educate themselves! That would be horrible for those fish to be in a 10g tank! And I don't know if they are all compatible, but, I have a feeling they are not! So double no-no!
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Ugh I'm just irritated. Ten gallons is not sufficent. When you have an angel that could get eight inches tall in a ten IT DOES NOT FIT! Literally! I don't know what to do though, maybe I'll print out some stuff from here.


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