This is just a rant that has been building for a while and I figured here was as good a place as any to post it.
I wish I had more money to spend on this hobby. It sucks being basically broke, but I have been out of work so long now that I have this huge phobia about how I am going to explain this massive gap on my resume to prospective employers. I really wish I had just gone from Subway straight into another job as I think it would have been easier, but that job seriously destroyed my self-esteem and sucked the soul out of me that I just couldn't.
Now I have like zilch savings because I was an idiot and learned the hard way to make a spending plan and stick to it rather than just waste money on impulse buys and frivolous purchases.
My parents want me to go back to university but my 6 months there was worse than my job. I hate grade based/competitive environments like that and was so happy when I graduated from school. I was thinking of doing an online course but that just seems to me like not 'real' study.
And if one more person asks me what I want to do with my life or what I plan on doing I may just implode. I wish I could just wake up tomorrow with a job and that was that.
Moving on from that, I thought I would show the upgrades I have made to my previous ghetto looking killifish grow-out. I am intending on replacing one of the plastic containers with another 20cm cube and this will be where my younger fry are moved to as I have over a dozen of them just in one of those 1/4 gallon containers.
The last container is my egg hatching container which has a few very young fry and some unhatched eggs. Then next to that is my BBS hatchery. The coke bottle on top is to stop the salt water spraying everywhere. Not attractive but it is effective.
End goal would be to have a tank custom built that is 150cm long by 30cm wide by 20cm high and use this to grow-out my fry in a system similar to the above. However, for now this more modest version will suffice.
These guys are growing amazingly fast for how many there are in such a small space and with not very big water changes. Although having watched a video where a group of them grew to quite a decent size in only an elephant's footprint, I wonder if they don't give off the same sort of 'stunting hormone' as bettas.