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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 02:41 AM
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Then I get up, go to grab my fish food, and get greeted by a dancing fish, a bouncy gecko, or a purring cat, and my eyes get little hearts instead of pupils, and I'm delighted again. So yes, we all get stressed - just remember why you do it, and you'll be fine.
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I'm not stressed with my fish I only have 1 10 gallon. But, I have snakes and that is very stressful. The huge food bills is what got me. I was paying $100.00 every other month to keep them fed. Plus I had a female this year that laid 10 eggs and became egg bound on the last egg. She wouldn't pass the egg so I had to have her euthanized. That was a very sad point for me she was my favorite snake. Plus the eggs she laid were all duds. I feel she lost her life for nothing.This is a phot of her.


That's sooooo sad D: My friends African grey died from being egg bound and we didn't realize it until afterwords when she was dying in our arms so I totally understand where your coming from.
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What's already been said sums it up nicely. I personally don't find my fish stressful. What I find stressful is my two stupid cats who must inspect every thing I put down on the counter where they're not supposed to be, from a cup with water, a fish net, water test tubes, etc. They seem to think I put things down just for them to knock over. They also like to throw their food all over the kitchen floor.

So, in a nutshell, my fish are far less stressful than my felines and are actually a bit of an escape. :P But I love my stinkers and they remind me of it when they curl up on my keyboard or nuzzle under my arm and it all seems worth it.


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BTW, it's only stressful to me b/c I have so many other responsibilities also. If I only had the fish, I wouldn't get stressed at all.

I have my kids, my home, 2 cats, and a rabbit besides my fish to take care of. :) Just the amount of work I have is stressfull lol. But if I didn't enjoy some aspect of it, I wouldn't do it.
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BTW, it's only stressful to me b/c I have so many other responsibilities also. If I only had the fish, I wouldn't get stressed at all.

I have my kids, my home, 2 cats, and a rabbit besides my fish to take care of. :) Just the amount of work I have is stressfull lol. But if I didn't enjoy some aspect of it, I wouldn't do it.
I have a lot of other responsbilities, too, but I think it doesn't get to me because I have a 5 gallon cycled tank, and (2) 2.5 gallon tanks. So there's not much to look after with them! ^^ Water changes generally take less than 10 minutes so it doesn't overwhelm me at all.

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