So I'm not much of a fish guy myself (yet?), but my amazing wife has long wanted to have some sort of pet(s) to care for. Sadly a puppy is out due to apartment restrictions and what use is a cat anyway?!, also I've had my fill of reptiles growing up with a biology teacher as a dad.
So back to fish...Sara's always loved checking them out in pet stores, and she's dropped a few not-so-subtle hints about them lately. I was all set to throw something together for valentine's day when some cursory research led
me to this site and the realization that this is going to take planning and time to do right, both for Sara and for the fish!
My task now: Figure out how to deliver her a relatively low maintenance (I'll be the one doing it since the demands of medical residency are sorta high!) tank that's big enough to offer diversity and options, without breaking the bank. I'm hoping to stay under $200 total to be up and running and maintaining. Realistic?
I'm completely flexible on salt/fresh, live plants/plastic decor...etc.
I think the eco-gardener in her would LOVE the live plant option.
I'm willing to travel all over the greater LA/OC area out here in Cali. to put the right pieces in play.
Any suggestions are completely welcomed. I'm going to spend some time cruising this great site to get some perspective and craft a plan that is reasonable and responsible to the little swimmers...
Hope all is well!
Grace & Peace--