Luckily, I've been able to control myself now.
Fish are actually the first thing that I really splurge on, and it's about over $500. I've always been a saver and up until about last year, I only bought a couple things with my money in the bank, which were like a game and a mountain bike. Then I got a summer job and had even more money. Even after all the money spent on my dog, fish and hamster, I probably still have more money that most kids my age. The only expense I have is gas, and my car gets 35 mpg, so I don't fill up too often, probably about every 2 weeks and it's not even empty when I do. Even though I'd like more fish, I know my limit and that I'm going to need that money down the line more so than a new fish. The only thing I plan on doing is getting a 5 gallon kit from Wal-mart if I can't find one off of craigslist at the end of the summer for my college dorm, then I'm done. My animals make me happy, so I can't complain really. But I would wonder what I would have if I had only boughten a 5 gallon and 1 fish right off the bat.