I've had a few tanks on and off throughout my life. Not much knowledge of course at first, but I've always enjoyed fish. Like some people are dog or cat people, I'm definitely a fish person. I probably have been since the start....always went fishing with my dad, ever since I was small, and what I liked best was when I caught little minnows in a net and brought them home to my little aquarium.
About six years ago or so, after going about just as long without any kind of tank, my dad got a 46 bow for his office. Over the next few years, this tank got moved around to about three different places and had many different occupants, from tetras, to mollies, to Gouramis. Sadly, I didn't know too much about fish keeping at the time either, but I adored the tank and its occupants.
On our third move with the tank Dad gave it to me for my room and told me to research fish keeping and care in the hopes that I could get a job at the local pet store(which I did ;)).
And it was all downhill from there. xD
Over 3 and a half years later, I am the crazy fish lady of my family/friends and couldn't be prouder or happier. I keep mainly just bettas now though, and have since discovering my great fondness for them just a few months after I started researching. :)
Fish in general really are quite surprisingly fun and interactive pets! I know I never really thought of them as stupid or boring myself....but I certainly saw and was wowed the difference of a well maintained aquarium and healthy thriving fish all the same! Its amazing! <3