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Old 11-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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What was your first fish?

It's interesting to consider what made us take up this hobby.

I was about 8, and my grandpa gave me a couple of feeder gold fish from his pond, and my mom got me a 10 gallon tank. I kept all kinds of weird stuff in that tank. Crawfish, turtles, swordtails, "suckers", oddly enough that those feeder goldfish made it the longest in my cruel child hands. One of the grew to about 6 inches.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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Mine was also a goldfish. I'd say that will be most people's response. Maybe a betta.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Mine was betta that i kept in a 3 liter tank with no heater ( i live in Boston ) and changed the water a couple times a month. He surprisingly lived 3 years.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:05 PM   #4
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It's amazing what those bettas can live through. My brother kept one in miserable conditions for years.

My tank as a kid was more of a holding ground for stuff I caught. I rarely ever got anything from the pet shop. No surprise the few thing I did get from the pet shop didn't make it long. I was probably 12 before I realized that stuff from the river in Ohio couldn't live with tropical fish
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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My first fish? A successful colony of discus that ended up breeding. It was a very healthy planted 125 gallon tank. I was six at the time. Lol, I can't even do that now! My first fish was a school of guppies.
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:53 PM   #6
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Mine was a purple/red betta named Betty. I kept him in a 5 gallon, and he lived about 6 years.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:53 AM   #7
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My fist fish was a Betta. He was blue and green and his name was Rex. He lived in a 2 or 2.5 gallon tank, unheated and unfiltered plastic tank given to me by an old friend. At the time I didnt know much about fish or how to care for him. I was surprised that he lived 2 and a half years in my care, plus however long on the shelf at Wal-Mart.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #8
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Mine was a female guppy.
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Mine was a goldfish, a comet I think. Eventually it went into a pond and got enormous. Then onto tropical fish (crazy mix as I had no idea on stocking), native fish and crayfish.
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A 1' catfish an a 1' 1/2 long crawfish, caught from the drainage ditch at age 10. I fished them out dipping with a pool net! The unloved happily for a extended period. Can't say forsurrle how long
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