Just wanted to say thanks for such a nice welcome! Rubysoho reccomended this site to me. Everyone here seems very nice, helpful, and well, seems to have useful advice.
I am in Lafayette, Louisiana, very south La. Actually the coast is just 20 mi South of me. It's not like a real beach. It's brackish I think.
Anyway, i have two children, a three year old little girl and a two year old little boy. I stay at home to raise them, thus I have no business spending money on fish! But, it's what my little girl asked Santa for. I am enjoying the hobby even though it has been a little stressful (the cycling). I really do have a bond with my fish though. At least i do with my platies and my apple snail.
A year from now I will be returning to school in Biology Education (to teach highschool Biology), so i find all of this fish "stuff" really interesting. I only had a year left in Accounting when I quit to stay at home with my children. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for switching my major so drastically, but I don't want to be an Accountant anymore. Also, I want to have the same "hours" as my kids. Oh, and summers off is a plus too.
So that's about all. I just wanted to introduce myself.