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Old 11-20-2012, 02:09 AM   #21
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Uh-oh. My betta's name is Rhaegar...
Lololololol Just you wait.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:24 AM   #22
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Lololololol Just you wait.
Thank goodness I didn't go with Drogon!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:53 AM   #23
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Lol this was a good little story you should start a blog " The tank chronicles". My betta is named Dracula eeep :P
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #24
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My Betta is named Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys lmao but yeah definitely a good read!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #25
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Here is my ironic fish death story.....

I'm currently on my third attempt at fish keeping, working off karma from the other failures. About 9ish years ago I had 3 awesome freshwater tanks, they were established and successful the newest of the 3 running was 6 months old the other 2 were well over a year and a half. In my biggest tank, a 55G, I had a semi aggressive tank with a red tailed black shark, that **** shark was my favorite fish and his death is partly the reason why I let the ex keep all the tanks when we broke up, which is why I just recently again started from scratch, but I digress.

Due to my success with the freshwater tanks, I decided to try my hand at a salt. I got a 46G and all the equipment multiple sources said I needed. I know someone that propegates corals for a living and he gave me an awesome deal on live rock. In short, the tank was amazing.

Now, remember this was my first (and only) experience with salt water. For about 7 months everything was running fine in all the tanks. I was enchanted with my salt tank and the fish in there. Then I got promoted at work and matenience started to slack a bit but everything was fine except in the 55G with my red tail shark. He started looking terrible and died shortly after, I was crushed, I'd had him for years! Everything else in the tank was fine. I went to a fish store to sadly replace him, the ones they were selling were much much smaller then I remembered mine being when I bought him, so I thought maybe he just died of old age. So I got another. Two days later, DEAD. The place had a 7 day return policy, took a sample of my water which they required for exchange, no amonia, no nitrite, ok nitrate (which I already knew from testing at home). SO I exchanged for another, two days later, DEAD. So I think that store must have gotten a bad shipment. Go to another store, buy one, two days later, DEAD. I gave up.

Turns out my 55G was a little too close to the salt water tank. Both tanks had full covers, but there is all those holes for the equipment and over time enough salt spray got into the 55G to make the water very brackish. The fish that lived in the tank long term aside from the shark must have been ok because it was a gradual build up. So thats my irony, I killed SHARKS (yeah, I know they aren't really sharks) the oceans most notorious predators with salt poisoning.

Now I'm going to go do a PWC and ask the fish gods to forgive me and allow me to be successful on this foray into fish keeping.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #26
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Here is my ironic fish death story.....

I'm currently on my third attempt at fish keeping, working off karma from the other failures. About 9ish years ago I had 3 awesome freshwater tanks, they were established and successful the newest of the 3 running was 6 months old the other 2 were well over a year and a half. In my biggest tank, a 55G, I had a semi aggressive tank with a red tailed black shark, that **** shark was my favorite fish and his death is partly the reason why I let the ex keep all the tanks when we broke up, which is why I just recently again started from scratch, but I digress.

Due to my success with the freshwater tanks, I decided to try my hand at a salt. I got a 46G and all the equipment multiple sources said I needed. I know someone that propegates corals for a living and he gave me an awesome deal on live rock. In short, the tank was amazing.

Now, remember this was my first (and only) experience with salt water. For about 7 months everything was running fine in all the tanks. I was enchanted with my salt tank and the fish in there. Then I got promoted at work and matenience started to slack a bit but everything was fine except in the 55G with my red tail shark. He started looking terrible and died shortly after, I was crushed, I'd had him for years! Everything else in the tank was fine. I went to a fish store to sadly replace him, the ones they were selling were much much smaller then I remembered mine being when I bought him, so I thought maybe he just died of old age. So I got another. Two days later, DEAD. The place had a 7 day return policy, took a sample of my water which they required for exchange, no amonia, no nitrite, ok nitrate (which I already knew from testing at home). SO I exchanged for another, two days later, DEAD. So I think that store must have gotten a bad shipment. Go to another store, buy one, two days later, DEAD. I gave up.

Turns out my 55G was a little too close to the salt water tank. Both tanks had full covers, but there is all those holes for the equipment and over time enough salt spray got into the 55G to make the water very brackish. The fish that lived in the tank long term aside from the shark must have been ok because it was a gradual build up. So thats my irony, I killed SHARKS (yeah, I know they aren't really sharks) the oceans most notorious predators with salt poisoning.

Now I'm going to go do a PWC and ask the fish gods to forgive me and allow me to be successful on this foray into fish keeping.

Lol That is ironic. Those poor sharks. XD At least you figured out what was going on so you don't repeat the same mistake. Still... you killed a SHARK with SALT. If I were one of those sharks in fish heaven I would be embarrassed.

"So how did you die?"
"Weellll... I was doing my thing --stalking unwary swimmers-- and I choked on a human."
"Yeah? Well that's cool I guess..."
"What about you?"
"Uhhh... Uhhh... too much salt?"
"... ... ... Are you a shark or a pansy?"
"I'm a freshwater shark!"
"A freshwater--! Well ... guess anyone can call themselves a shark these days. You're not a shark: you're an embarrassment!"
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #27
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Lol That is ironic. Those poor sharks. XD At least you figured out what was going on so you don't repeat the same mistake. Still... you killed a SHARK with SALT. If I were one of those sharks in fish heaven I would be embarrassed.

"So how did you die?"
"Weellll... I was doing my thing --stalking unwary swimmers-- and I choked on a human."
"Yeah? Well that's cool I guess..."
"What about you?"
"Uhhh... Uhhh... too much salt?"
"... ... ... Are you a shark or a pansy?"
"I'm a freshwater shark!"
"A freshwater--! Well ... guess anyone can call themselves a shark these days. You're not a shark: you're an embarrassment!"
Lol :P.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:18 AM   #28
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Lol, I had a one eyed iridescent shark that was blind jump into my filter, get caught and 'suffocated'(?) He was 6 inches... I still don't know how the heck he did it.
I encourage betta community tanks, I've found keeping 3 or more female betta per male betta- only one male per tank, and add fish least to most aggressive over time.
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6 oto cats
4 female betta
4 raspbora
1 male betta
1 large leopard pleco

My 10g planted massacre
3 now dead giant danios (RIP)
1 full male betta
Pair of very full fiddler crabs
I woke up to pieces of danio stuck to the filter and crabs and betta feasting on the last of their kill... I didn't say it always works, go for big tanks, ample hiding places and constant monitoring.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:05 AM   #29
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I was one of those people who when I first learned about water changes was like, "You're saying I have to invest time in this fish beyond dropping food in there in the morning and at night? Screw that: I quit." Now I'm a Water-Nazi: it WILL be changed a minimum of 25%/week, or I will not keep fish.
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Okay, I'm definitely naming my red hm betta Elmo! Guess the blue one becomes Grover...LOL!!! I have a couple funny/sick fish stories. I bought a 30 gallon tank off of Craig's List and it came with one live parrot cichlid, which went to the pet store. The tank was too small for it. Fast forward a month...I'm sorting through some of the stuff that came with the tank, (which is still not set up, reworking the stand) and I picked up a large resin bridge ornament. It rattled so I shook it some more and out fell a very dried up cichlid. I bet the seller is still wondering whatever happened to that other fish!

Story #2 - Had a 10 gallon community tank for a short time when I was a kid. Parents set it up, didn't have a clue, had one of those useless corner filters, colored gravel, plastic plants, way overstocked. Fish died, angel fish developed ich. The book said they would recover quicker in warmer hospital tank. Being just a kid, I put sick fish in fishbowl on the plate warmer...needless to say, we had fish stew...OMG!!! I still have nightmares...
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