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I ventured away in the fish forum, but how many fish owners do we have here, particularly tropical fish?
 

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I suffer chronic (perhaps terminal) MTS - aka Multiple Tank Syndrom. However, it has been in remission for the last three years, lol. Right now the only fish we have are the ones out in our stocked pond.
Prior to this latest dry spell we had as many as seven tanks up and running at one time. I have been eyeballing a tank for a while now, so it's only a matter of time before I relapse.

What kind(s) do you keep?
 

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I suffer chronic (perhaps terminal) MTS - aka Multiple Tank Syndrom. However, it has been in remission for the last three years, lol. Right now the only fish we have are the ones out in our stocked pond.
Prior to this latest dry spell we had as many as seven tanks up and running at one time. I have been eyeballing a tank for a while now, so it's only a matter of time before I relapse.

What kind(s) do you keep?
Waw that's incredible! We want to start up a Salt Water tank and have a reef. They are absolutely gorgeous. the most beautiful things I have ever seen!

Well right now, my honey and I have been eyeing a couple tanks as well. We aren't sure what to do because what we get, we will have to move when we move into our house (next spring/summer). We have been eyeing a few tanks, the one below is one of them:
Oceanic 72 Gallon Bow Front Black Aquarium Ensemble - Large Aquariums - Aquariums - PetSmart

Again because we are going to be moving in the coming year, I'm really considering taking on a small tank.
 

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Good luck with the reef. I've been debating about setting up a pico reef, or a cold water tide pool biotope with lots of bivalves and snails.

Right now I just have a planted fw 10g, Otto the betta lives there. MTS will likely strike again...I had multiple tropical tanks for years. Mostly planted biotopes (I have a thing for those, heh). Had an ancient oscar as well that passed away last year.
 

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I used to have a bunch; I don't know what all of the breeds were but I know we had a few Clown Loaches. I gave them to my little cousin (who's now 4) and now I just have a little bowl with a goldfish in it, haha.
 

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I have a relatively large Buenos Aires Tetra who's on his own because he's a cannibalistic ******! Should have called him Hannibal instead of Vinegar. I love Tropicals, my favourites are the male Siamese Fighting Fish, we've had the blues, the reds, the purples and every other colour they come in.
 

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I use to do reef tanks. I had a 35 hexagon with power compacts which I kept softies in. Colt coral, mushrooms, various polyps, bubble coral, and one piece of green opened brain. It was a small talk, so I didn't keep many fish; a maroon clown, bicolor blenny, two hawk fish... At one time I had an eel and a lionfish. The lionfish died of ich and I traded the eel in for a really nice peice of live rock. (Darn eel eat everything anyway!)

I kept seahorses too. Common hippocampus and dwarfs. I really enjoyed them; very fun to watch, but HARD to care for.

Currently, I am working on an Amazon Biotope. So far, I only have six cardinal tetras and two cory cats, but I plan to add in some bleeding hearts and hatchetfish. :D
 

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I have 7 tanks - one of them is for turtles but eeeh. Sometimes there are fish in it. Not for long. LOL!

I have my cichlid tank which has... 6 angel fish (4 pearlscales, 2 viels - koi coloration).. 2 Blood Parrot Cichlids and 3 killifish. They get along really well. I also have dwarf indian puffers in one tank. I never seen them eat, but apparently they are. No sails and they don't die. I have in with them 1 neon tetra (last of a school), and 6 feeder guppies. They were too cute, I couldn't sacrifice them as turtle foods - except the deformed ones. They became food. Other than that, it's bettas.
 

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I love tropical fish! I also suffer from MTS. Haha
I have three goldfish, one rubbernose pleco and an apple snail in my thirty gallon tank (I'll be upgrading to a 50, or more, in a few months since the tank is basically marginally overstocked right now since it's really only big enough for 3 goldies with nothing else). Then I have a 5 female betta sorority in my 23 gallon half hex tank with 6 False Juli cories and then I have a ten gallon housing my male betta.
Out of all my tanks, my goldfish tank is my favorite. The goldies are so much more personable than any other fish I've had and all of mine have some sort of mild disability which makes them extra interesting. Heehee
 

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That is so awesome guys. Would love to see what you guys are collecting and keeping. Must be so neat to see evolve and grow.

I am still making up my mind as to what tank to get and what to grow, but the idea of growing such a magical world in a small tank, just amazes me.

Love to see pics guys.
 

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I can give you pictures! heehee

Here are my female bettas:

Tess:



Rain:



Laken:



Marcy:



And this one doesn't have a name yet...



I don't have any pictures of the cories but they're super cute. Heehee

My male betta, Gideon:



This next picture is only about 6 months older than that first one but you can see how he now has a huge navy blue streak through his anal fin. His color, marble, is known for changing dramatically and weirdly. :D



My goldfish!

This is their tank:



This is S.E.F. (or Special Ed Fish). She only has one eye. I'm not really sure what breed she is yet. She's either a Fantail (most likely) or a short-tailed Ryukin. I'll know for sure in a few months.





She absolutely adores this pink vase. She'll go in there and sit for hours and if I try to take it out of the tank, she seems to get "mad" until I return it. Hahaha



This is D.F. (or Differently gifted Fish). She has a bubble obsession and special food needs. She can't have too much of certain things or else she'll get floaty and become unable to sink in the tank. She's a Crown Pearlscale goldfish.



And this is Mr. T (also known as Tentacle fish). He has a dorsal fin deformity that's probably genetic and since his eyes are so large and awkward he sometimes has a hard time finding food. He's a Black Moor goldfish.



The snail!



I don't have any pictures of my pleco because he's pretty shy but he's a cutie! His name is Hobbes, like Calvin and Hobbes. Heehee
 

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Thanks for the pics!! that is a beautiful tank, how big is it? I think that one eyed fish is kind of cool actually. That is so funny about the pink vase. I have a video of a tropical fish we went to look at. She had the coolest personality I had ever seen :shock: I never actually realized that a lot of fish have some really neat personalities.

Great pics you shared!
 

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Thanks! The goldfish tank is thirty gallons. I actually found that tank at Goodwill! I had to buy a light for it and a hood ($40) but the tank itself was $20 which is still a pretty dang good deal if you ask me! haha especially since later in the day I went to Petsmart and happened to see that tank and yknow how much they were asking for it, just the tank and the hood and light? Almost $90! o_O

Yeah, S.E.F. is definitely my favorite. The day I got her I went to the store with every intention of buying a "perfect" fish since I usually end up with the pathetic animals that need me but then I saw her, behind all the other fish in the tank, seemingly scared to join them all up at the glass, and I knew right then and there that she was mine. I can't wait to spend, hopefully, the next five years with her. She could actually live to be over ten but that's more rare, 5 years is a pretty reasonable estimate, although, I hope she's around in ten years! She'll be huge by then, at least 7 inches long. o_O

Tropical fish, especially the larger ones, have such personality! I'm definitely a large fish person. Haha I had some cherry barbs (small, very pretty, tiny fish) for a while and they were very nice to look at but it was definitly like the difference between finches and parrots, if you know what I mean. Finches are really in their own little world and parrots want to be with you...

Ah, I could go on all day! Horses and fish, my two major loves. =P
 

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That is so neat. I'll definitely try to remember to post that video of that fish we saw. It was the neatest thing I had ever seen.

I'll come back later with the video.
 

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Cherry Barbs are lovely little fish, we used to have a pair until my bully of a Tetra ate them. Used to have a lovely tank at one point then we decided to get rid after all the fish had died and now just have the one tank and one fish. I love the Pearl Danios, used to have a couple but they died a couple of years ago.
 

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Fish are absolutely phenomenal. I'm still trying to do all the research to set up a 75 gallon tank, might go slightly bigger. Great pics everyone!
 

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Go bigger if you can My2Geldings. Otherwise you'll be wishing you had! LOL
 

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Go bigger if you can My2Geldings. Otherwise you'll be wishing you had! LOL
That's what everyone is telling me. The thing is, I have never set up a salt water tank and I'm afraid to start something bigger just because of big of a project a 75g tank is going to be in itself. As you posted above tho, everyone has been saying to start off with bigger. The aquarium guy I dealt with at the store, was the one to tell me to start off with at least 75g in size. I might look with something a little bigger.
 
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