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Old 07-07-2010, 08:31 AM   #11 
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1. When did you first get interested in owning fish? My dad owns a business in which fish are very important, and I've always loved the little goldfish my sister kept when we were little.


2. What made you interested in Bettas? A few months back, my little brother got a betta fish, and I wanted to figure out how to properly care for him.


3. What kind of fish do you keep? Well, there are the koi and goldfish in the backyard pond, and koi and talapia in the business pond and tanks, and I've got my betta.


4. What size tanks do you keep them in? My betta is in a 1/2 gallon tank, but I'm working on getting him into a 10 gallon cycled tank soon. Some of the koi and talapia are in 20 gallon tanks (they're tiny now, when they grow, they're going into our ponds. The larger koi and talapia are in ponds, and the koi and goldfish in my backyard are in a small oriental koi pond.


5. How many tanks do you have? Erm. seven tanks, plus the ponds. at home, two tanks and one pond.


6. What kinds of Bettas are your favourites? crowntails and halfmoons. But, I love them all


7. What do you do to maintain your fish and their tanks? All the tanks apart from my betta's are like this : http://www.earthsolutions.com/Aquapo...ing_c_303.html so, I do nothing but feed the fish, the plants do the cleaning. The ponds are like that on a much larger scale. I clean my 1/2 gallon tank completely once daily and feed my betta twice daily.


8. Have you ever bred your fish? No, it sounds fun, and I'd do it if I had good fish to breed, but I don't.


9. How much time do you spend on your fish? I'm constantly staring at my betta, and I spend several hours each day by the ponds and tanks at work, making sure the fish are healthy and getting them used to people.


10. What advice would you give people who might like to start keeping fish? Research before you decide to get a fish, what may seem like an easy to care for fish could probably be very hard to care for. If you do this, you'll be saving a fish's life :)

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Old 07-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #12 
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1. When did you first get interested in owning fish? Ever since I can remember I loved fish. Got my first fish when I was about 7. They all died not surprisingly...


2. What made you interested in Bettas? I had a fish bowl that I thought was appropriate, so I got a betta.


3. What kind of fish do you keep? Mostly bettas. My total betta count ranges from 11-15 at any one time.. Although I do have lots of pond goldfish and I plan on getting a whole community of ADFs soon. :)


4. What size tanks do you keep them in? No smaller then 2g (Other then my special needs boy, he's in a 1g)


5. How many tanks do you have? It varies. The most I've had is 10..


6. What kinds of Bettas are your favourites? Double tails and Halfmoon Plakats.


7. What do you do to maintain your fish and their tanks? Once weekly water changes on the big tanks and twice to three times weekly on the little tanks.


8. Have you ever bred your fish? Yes. The male at the eggs though. I plan on breeding sometime, I just have to get better stock.


9. How much time do you spend on your fish? A LOT!! Probably about 5-7 hours a week.


10. What advice would you give people who might like to start keeping fish? As has been said a lot, DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE you get your fish!!!! Also, don't rush anything. Rushing into something is one of the worst things in fishkeeping. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed also. Know your limit to how many tanks and fish you can have.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:38 AM   #13 
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1. When did you first get interested in owning fish?
about 7 years ago i used to have guppies and gold fish and got my first betta when i was 16 (5 years ago)

2. What made you interested in Bettas?
saw one in the pet shop, got him and was captured. researched about them and addicted ever since. coincidence i found them really.

3. What kind of fish do you keep?
just the betta and 2x cory cats

4. What size tanks do you keep them in?
males = divided 32g
females = sorority 30g

5. How many tanks do you have?
just the 2 large ones, plus 1 quarentine tank.

6. What kinds of Bettas are your favourites?
halfmoon and plakats, all colors really. the rarer the better though

7. What do you do to maintain your fish and their tanks?
everything lol.
day to day; wash off algae, vaccum gravel, partial water changes.

now and again; full cleans and water changes

8. Have you ever bred your fish?
not yet...

9. How much time do you spend on your fish?
daily; id say about 1 hour. maybe less depending on my time

10. What advice would you give people who might like to start keeping fish?
extensive research and prepared to invest in medicine etc when needed. no point getting fish if you cant buy meds or food. fish are NOT cheap animals if cared for properly!

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Old 07-08-2010, 04:54 PM   #14 
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1. When did you first get interested in owning fish?
When my dad agreed that me and my siblings could each get a small pet.

2. What made you interested in Bettas?
My neighbors owned one, and it looked so cool.

3. What kind of fish do you keep?
Just one betta, but I used to have angelfish.

4. What size tanks do you keep them in?
Starter kit tank (.5 gallon), and the angelfish was in a 10 gallon.

5. How many tanks do you have?
Two.

6. What kinds of Bettas are your favourites?
Halfmoon bettas, definetely.

7. What do you do to maintain your fish and their tanks?
Feed twice a day, 100% water change every 2-4 days.

8. Have you ever bred your fish?
No.

9. How much time do you spend on your fish?
The two feedings every day(3 min each), and sometimes I play around with him and put a mirror in the tank 1-5 each week (5 min).

10. What advice would you give people who might like to start keeping fish?
Be prepared before you get it, do research, and know the diseases and symptoms.
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:08 PM   #15 
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1. When did you first get interested in owning fish? 3 yrs old


2. What made you interested in Bettas?they were "easy" (wrong!!!!)


3. What kind of fish do you keep?Bettas


4. What size tanks do you keep them in? 3 gal 2.5 gal


5. How many tanks do you have? 3


6. What kinds of Bettas are your favourites? halfmoon dts, veil tails


7. What do you do to maintain your fish and their tanks?feed them clean there bowls spoil them with decorashions and expensive food


8. Have you ever bred your fish? no but i want to


9. How much time do you spend on your fish? 10 min-5hrs a day


10. What advice would you give people who might like to start keeping fish? keep a close eye on them have emergency supplys ready!
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