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        03-15-2013, 03:08 AM
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    Trained
    Beautiful fish, I love his color!
         
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        03-15-2013, 02:08 PM
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    Weanling
    Thanks for the comments(:
    Phly, I don't have it that bad...yet! I'm more obsessed with Bettas at the moment, but I'd eventually LOVE to get into Saltwater Aquariums. ^-^ What kind of fish did you have?
    And I think a school of guppies would be safe(; there's no harm! Haha
    But I don't have any females at the moment, but I'm looking into breeding them (doing a ton of research) so I hope to find some nice females eventually ^-^
         
        03-15-2013, 02:31 PM
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    Weanling
    Nice fish!! Love his colors!!

    Mine just died... his name was "Bane" named after the villan in Batman (boyfriend named him).... It's been proven I have no luck with Fish, after all the research I do and experience I have, they usually end up croaking. I did have a very large fresh water tank with all kinds of neat fish, they probably lasted the longest, even after a bad case of Ick that infected them all!!
         
        03-15-2013, 02:37 PM
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    Nice fish!! Love his colors!!

    Mine just died... his name was "Bane" named after the villan in Batman (boyfriend named him).... It's been proven I have no luck with Fish, after all the research I do and experience I have, they usually end up croaking. I did have a very large fresh water tank with all kinds of neat fish, they probably lasted the longest, even after a bad case of Ick that infected them all!!
    The bigger the tank, the easier it is to maintain. There's more room for parameters to fluctuate in a big tank without affecting the fish (as bad) than there is in small tanks. Quality of stock makes a big difference, too. If you're getting all your fish from Walmart or a bad Petco/Petsmart, then you're going to have problems with disease (I use the term "bad" here to mean stores that leave dead or infected fish in their main tanks which are all on a recirculating filtration system, so disease spreads quickly). I've found that some small-time local stores usually have better stock, or if you can find a box store with somewhat knowledgable fish staff, you're good.
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        03-15-2013, 05:57 PM
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    Weanling
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    The bigger the tank, the easier it is to maintain. There's more room for parameters to fluctuate in a big tank without affecting the fish (as bad) than there is in small tanks. Quality of stock makes a big difference, too. If you're getting all your fish from Walmart or a bad Petco/Petsmart, then you're going to have problems with disease (I use the term "bad" here to mean stores that leave dead or infected fish in their main tanks which are all on a recirculating filtration system, so disease spreads quickly). I've found that some small-time local stores usually have better stock, or if you can find a box store with somewhat knowledgable fish staff, you're good.
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    Agreed! Right now I just have a small Betta "bowl", I found it was getting dirty so fast, I bought a snail to help keep the alge down... The Pet Store here seems reliable, I know the staff there are great, my friend used to work there for 8 years. It's a small store, theres no fish at Walmart, nor is there is Pet Smart. I found the Pet Smart in my hometown was fabulous, that's where I got all my fish from when I lived there!
    Idk, must be that little bowl.... going to have to try again and go get a proper tank... Bane # 3 shall live!!!!
         
        03-15-2013, 06:07 PM
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    Showing
    The smallest tank I've found a betta is easily kept in is 5 gallons, heated and filtered. Anything smaller than that (especially unfiltered) and it just gets too dirty too quickly.

    Check thrift stores, Craigslist and yard sales for tanks on the cheap. I've never spent more than $60 on a tank and that was my 46gal bowfront (came with filter, light, and a ton of extras). I got one of my 55gals and my 75gal (with solid wood stand) for free.
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        03-15-2013, 06:35 PM
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    Green Broke
    Wow! Felix is one awesome looking dude!

    Y'all have RUINED me. Lol I keep seeing pictures of betfas and now I want one....or two... lol. Looks like um goin to petco today!
         
        03-15-2013, 08:59 PM
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    Originally Posted by rexing93    
    Thanks for the comments(:
    Phly, I don't have it that bad...yet! I'm more obsessed with Bettas at the moment, but I'd eventually LOVE to get into Saltwater Aquariums. ^-^ What kind of fish did you have?
    And I think a school of guppies would be safe(; there's no harm! Haha
    But I don't have any females at the moment, but I'm looking into breeding them (doing a ton of research) so I hope to find some nice females eventually ^-^
    An easier answer would be what haven't I had, lol. I really favor large freshwater predators. And oddballs. I've had a jaguar cichlid lay waste to my finger, shovel nose catfish barbed and bit me all at once, sea urchin used my hand for a pin cushin (that sucked! Hand swelled up bad). Those were just the really bad ones. Some of my favorites where fahaka puffer, all my puffers really, knife fish, bichir, love the 3 lake African cichlids, discus are super cool also.
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        03-29-2013, 12:02 AM
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    Weanling
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    An easier answer would be what haven't I had, lol. I really favor large freshwater predators. And oddballs. I've had a jaguar cichlid lay waste to my finger, shovel nose catfish barbed and bit me all at once, sea urchin used my hand for a pin cushin (that sucked! Hand swelled up bad). Those were just the really bad ones. Some of my favorites where fahaka puffer, all my puffers really, knife fish, bichir, love the 3 lake African cichlids, discus are super cool also.
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    I think I'm just going to stick with my Bettas XD
    You sound like you have had quite the handful of aquatic pets though! X]
    Sounds like you had a very nice selection, too!
         
        03-29-2013, 12:29 AM
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    Thank you. Fish were a huge passion of mine. Still are really, just on a smaller scale. I don't keep as many but still love the hobby. Currently I have a self reliant salt tank that has no outside filtration or water pumps, just air added. And that is really cool. It's been running for years with little outside influence. It's really like a ride pool. As I type this I have a 6'x2'x2' tank empty in my livingroom. I had it custom built for me all the way down to the glass and braces. I'm itching to fill it, but horses have takin my attention away from it.
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