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Old 09-24-2015, 01:53 AM   #1
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Hardiest fish you've kept

So I started a thread of the hardest fish you've kept so let's change gears and do the hardiest fish you've kept. For me it has to be my betta he's managed to escape his tank no once but three times. Ones on the floor for a short while one to a 20g beside it with another betta in it(they got along quite well surprisingly) and once to a 55g tank that's separated by the 20g tank. What are some of your stories of your little friend's adventures


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Old 09-24-2015, 02:43 AM   #2
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Dojo loaches or white skirt tetras. Both have been with me since the beginning and endured a guy clueless about cycling then an ich infestation.

They both were able to rough it out with no casualties. Still have all 5 white skirts and my dojo is almost adult size now


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Old 09-24-2015, 08:08 AM   #3
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Dwarf puffers. Had mine in a 2.5 gallon minibow for a while, never did water changes and it was over run with algae. This was when I was first beginning, and that was last year. He died unfortunately of parasites, but that was kind of inevitable because of the water quality.
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African clawed frogs. They lived about 10 years. I had them in high school and beyond. The last one lived until I was 26. I never cycled, didn't know about cycling, sometimes kept them in poor water conditions, you name it I probably did it.

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Indian glass fish (non painted). My lfs got it by accident from a wild catch and it's my oldest fish. I've had it for many years. He's also gone through many tank transfers.
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Indian glass fish (non painted). My lfs got it by accident from a wild catch and it's my oldest fish. I've had it for many years. He's also gone through many tank transfers.

Do you keep yours in fresh or brackish water?


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A paradise fish. About 14 years ago we had a nasty snow storm knock the power out, I had gotten home from work to find all of the fish dead and the temp in the mid 30s, so I packed for a few days and headed for the parent's house. When the power came back on, I started cleaning the tank, and found the bugger swimming around like nothing ever happened.

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Hardiest fish you've kept

That will be my sunfish. One of them jumped out of the container onto the floor of my car while transporting them. We stopped at a restaurant to eat. When we came back to the car I even put my purse on top of it unknowingly. It wasn't until later that I decided to check on them and noticed it missing. After looking all over the car I found it on the floor under my purse. Still alive today! It was out of the water for a loooong time.


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I posted this on your last thread when I miss read the title

It is still my little Colombian tetra I have named Survivor. I moved a plant out of one of my tanks that has Colombian red fins in it to a non heated goldfish tank.The tank was drained down to on an inch of water in order to move it. Then I filled it with tap water and moved the gold fish in. A few weeks later I see a little fish swimming around couldn't even tell what it was. 4 months later I have a good sized Colombian Redfin swimming with two fancy gold fish. It even survived a battle of ich I received complementary of one of the goldfish I bought.

This little guy is going against everything I knew about fish. I hope he will become the oldest tetra ever
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My first group of kuhlis. They survived being in my first tank which wasn't properly cycled Multiple house moves, a number of tank moves, power outages. I had those crazy fish for years!
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