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Old 12-19-2013, 02:37 AM   #31
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I remember my family had 2 comets in a small bowl full of green water. When the bowl got cleaned out both fish died. The algae was clearing up the nutrients i guess.

You could probably say i started out with whatever i could catch in local creeks. I had a 21 litre bucket that regularly became my tank. Tadpoles, guppies, frogs and lizards from the creek were my regular catches. I managed to catch three turtles over the years which i eventually released. On a trip to the beach once i found 5 red starfish that came home with me to die in water that was not fit for them.

Since adulthood i've kept mainly Comets in a 20g. I was a bad fish keeper for about 10-12 years. Only found out recently what comets require to live a full life. I would keep about 3 Comets and an occasional sucking catfish or some danios with them. Usually i would wind up with 1 Comet left that would die at about 6years.

I'll be looking for a new adventure soon. I plan to alter a tank to house spotted blue eyes and some Threadfin rainbows pretty soon. Possibly some Australian shrimp too.

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Old 12-19-2013, 06:28 AM   #32
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My ex wife got my daughter a betta shortly after we split. It didn't end well. I'm secretly prepping a 5 gallon that will appear on Christmas with a betta. She always asks for one when we go to the LPS. I think she'll really dig it.
Good for you buddy! When my 44 yr old daughter was little she loved "helping" me with my tanks. Ended up she's kept fish all her life because of that spark within her. Enjoy! OS.

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Old 01-13-2014, 09:51 AM   #33
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My ex husband bought me a 110g tank that we set up several years ago after we went to Jamaica to get married. We went on a glass bottom boat ride, and the curious sergeant major damsels caught my attention right off the bat! After setting up my salt tank, I got 3 sergeant majors and loved to watch them! It was like being back in Jamaica every day on that glass bottom boat. Unfortunately, when we split, the tank was left in his custody until the divorce was final, and he didn't do any maintenance, so my fish all died. Can't wait to get it set back up, and start over!
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:25 PM   #34
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Three carnival comets I won for my first wife. Like her, they are no longer with me
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:45 PM   #35
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A Betta that lived 5 years
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:50 PM   #36
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What was your first fish?

My first fish was a clown pleco. I bought him 6 years ago at petsmart and he is still Alive and doing great. Very exiting first fish. I originally started with a ten gallon tank and somehow I have 4 tanks now. I have a 29g, 20g, 20g long, and a 10g.
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:36 AM   #37
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My first fish was a small goldfish. My sister and I both had 2" goldfish in a 2.5 gallon tank. I now know it is horrible and cruel. They only lived 2 years
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:59 PM   #38
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My wonderful father helped me set up and maintain a 20 or 30 gallon (not sure) tank in our room when I was around 2nd grade. I started with a small black marble male angelfish, a small white marble female angelfish, and a bunch of guppies. My marbles eventually got big, beautiful and started breeding, so my father (an angel lover) took them to his gorgeous 55 at work, where unfortunately my male wedged himself between the glass and a coconut and suffocated. I was so mad at my dad for a while! However I am very thankful to my dad introducing me to the love of fish and aquariums. 15 years later and I still love them
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #39
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I was 6 or 7, and my birthday money equaled $100.00. Feeling rather rich, I asked for a fish tank and all the accessories.

My dad picked out a 10 gallon kit, which we set up and let run for 24 hours. We then went to get 2 black mollies, some neon tetras, and some kind of algae eater.

That night, the mollie gave birth. I was so excited.

Funny how much we have learned about fish keeping since then!

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