You would think being a veterinarian...
You would think as a veterinarian I would know how to keep my fish alive...but not so much. To be honest, unless students took the aquatics courses and rotations (which I didn't since I "specialized" in other species) then out of the 4 years of veterinary school, maybe 2 days of lecture would be spent on fish. So, I'm here to learn!!
At our vet school graduation awards ceremony, my mom won a raffle. This entitled her to our table's center piece. Curiously enough, the center piece contained a betta fish! So, we took him on our 5 hour trip back home and Hilton (named after the hotel where the event was held) now lives in a 5 gallon tank. Since he was sort of an unplanned new addition to the family, his first living accomodations weren't ideal and I'm still trying to figure out how I never learned about cycling his new bigger tank until...well, tonight. Anyway, there are plenty of other things I haven't figured out, but I'll leave those questions to other threads.
One thing I do know about fish is that just as any other animal, their living space, if cared for properly, can be a large contributor to a great low-stress life. That's why a properly set up aquarium is essential. I'm trying to learn about this topic and this is a great community to learn from.
Thanks a lot!!