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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-23-2010, 08:28 PM
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Chicklet, yeah that's the person I remember. I just looked and noticed she hasn't posted much lately. She has a ton of betta's and her set-up is amazing. Not sure how long it takes her to do a water change though, LOL.

I just looked up ChristinaRoss and her signature says she has 75. Wow, I'd love to see her set-up!

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Basically the answer is how many can you take care of without letting any fall behind in care? Nine is my answer (: If you get too many, it becomes more of a pain to take care of than to enjoy them, and that's no fun for you or the fish.

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Thanks for all of the replies.
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If you don't have time to provide enrichment to all your fish, then you probably need to keep fewer fish.
That's a good point. I was thinking about getting a second tank to put next to one of my existing tanks (I'd cover the side so they wouldn't drive each other crazy), so I don't think that it would add much to the effort. When I go and sit there to talk to Shmuel, I could talk to the other one as well. My second one is in my office so I see him more, he's right there when I'm on the computer.

In terms of water changes, it might actually be easier because I could fill a full bucket to do the tanks rather than having to measure out water conditioner for smaller volumes.

Luckily I don't live in a hurricane (cyclone here) district so evacuation isn't something I have to deal with on a regular basis (never so far, thank goodness).
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I think if your ever starting to feel stressed about taking care of them, don't get more. That means you've reached your limit.
Yes, I was trying to figure it out before ending up stressed. I suppose that was rather optimistic. I think a third wouldn't add significantly to my stress levels, unless it or the others got sick.

I can't imagine having 50 fish, that sounds like a lot of work....

Thanks again, everyone. It's been helpful.
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