Hello fellow fish people!
I'm brand new to this forum, found it when I was googling fish keeping sites and now I can't keep my hands off!
My story begins when I was a 6 years old kid. I was always interested of fishing and animals overall so my first fish was an ice breaker for sure. There was a small pet store at the mall near us where me and my mom usually went to watch all the animals. I was so mesmerized of the colorful fish in there and finally after begging I ended up getting a betta fish and 10L fish bowl. My mom and dad were clueless of fish keeping so that poor betta lived his whole life in terrible conditions. Whem I grew older I started browsing library for aquarium books, we didn't have internet back then. I figured out lots of stuff and started feeling bad for the horrible life I put my first betta through.
Years passed by and my mom noticed my enthusiasm was growing pretty wild. I think it was my 12th birthday when she bought me my very first 'real tank', Juwel Rio 180. It was like a dream coming true.
When I hit 16 I got ill. I couldn't maintain the tank anymore so we emptied it and gave the fish away. 6 years later I got back on my feet and started up my Juwel Rio 180 last summer again.
Now I'm back in action, seeking another great times with this hobby!