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Old 08-17-2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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Impulse buys

We've all purchased a fish on impulse once or twice. Tell me what fish it was and how it turned out. I got some river gobies and they lived a long life.
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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I bought rummy nosed tetras. All but 2 died. I didn't realize my high pH was such a bad thing. I love them though. I need to get about 5 more since I've gotten my pH under control. (7.6/7.8 was at 8.3!)
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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I got some rummy nose tetras too but I didn't realize they were so delicate.
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I got some rummy nose tetras too but I didn't realize they were so delicate.
I was told by the sales guy they were hardy... Yeah right. I was able to get store credit though so that was good.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #5
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I have rummy nose and have only lost one!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:07 PM   #6
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One of my first fish was a Paradise fish... he's lived through QUITE a bit over the past two years or so. Others, not so lucky... :/
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #7
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my newest crowntail betta. i saw his unique colors and couldn't pass it up, he would have died in that little cup on the shelf!
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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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
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:45 AM   #9
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I think I impulsed buy on some platies. Apart from that the rest I had researched before I got them.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:11 AM   #10
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Got a Molly and a Cory for my ten. Then got a pair of guppies to add to the herd at the same time I got two more cories. 50 young guppies, seven adults, three cories, and a snail(rehomed my molly) in a ten. Great job, me
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