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Old 01-23-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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Woe is me - traded in fav fish :(

I think I need therapy.....I get way too attached to my fish. I just traded in my favorite fish.....a very large, chunky hippo tang. He was one of the first fish I got.

Lately I had been noticing that he was getting so large that I didn't feel he had enough room in my tank to swim around. The guilt finally got the best of me and I found a nice person with access to a 180 gallon tank that was looking for a hippo tang. He's coming to pick the fish up tomorrow.

I've had this fish for so long and he's so nice and healthy.....it's so hard to give him up. I know he's just a fish but it's still tough.

Oh, and NO laughing at me either!!
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its ok. I just got my fish a week ago and was frantic yesterday when the heater was broken and I couldnt do anything until late last night.
Its not weird at all
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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Who would laugh? It's what makes you a credit to the hobby. This should be a sticky and referred to often.

So now the BIG question.. What did you GET?
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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So now the BIG question.. What did you GET?
The agreement is that I get regular updates as to how he's getting along and pictures too.

I was concerned about getting a good home where he would have lots of room and a good variety of food....so money wasn't an issue and I didn't ask for anything.

Thanks for the kind words.
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Ahh.. I saw the word trade and assumed.
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Props for you! I know you are sad, but if he's in a better place you should feel relieved.
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Awesome! You did real good. You'll find a new buddy soon.
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It is easy to become attached to fish, no one will laugh at you for that. (slight chuckle at the most)
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I agree mrsbeanctr. I recently got rid of my arc eyed hawkfish and it was hard. He was in my 29 gallon tank. He was bought by a guy that has a 210 gallon tank so I know he`s a happy camper today. That was a great thing you did.
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