Not sure I want to admit this but about 8 years ago, I wanted to start a small aquarium, and by that I mean 10 gallons. Cannot remember exactly what I had first but I found out that the tiny little "dinosaur eels" that were so cute at Wal-Mart (their fish section closed and our local pet store changed hands and bought all their tanks when that and the gun section left town plus the lfs
changed into a kick-azz fish/live reef showcase extravaganza...plus they brought in a lot less rodent/bird factor ugh) WOULD NOT ONLY EAT OTHER FISH but also ONE ATE THE OTHER ONE. Then he quadrupled in size. Twice. Maybe more.
I guess I was the classic "did no research whatsoever before jumping in with both feet". I am really trying to become more educated about fishkeeping at this point, and am constantly learning all sorts of great things on this forum. Bear with me. O_o.
Now I love the "eels" a lot, with all their quirks.
The pleco story will have to wait for another time :P