Originally Posted by veggiegirl
WOW catw0man! 30 more coming!!!!!! Certainly I dream of having so many but having to currently battle columnaris in one of my boys.....I am thankful I only have 23! When they are all healthy I dream of a shopping spree on aquabid and having 100 but when they are sick (especially with something as stubborn, contagious and fatal as columnaris) I feel that 20 would be enough to deal with.....
I love them all and want them all to live really old and have happy lives but I am thinking that I might stick to 20 in the future.......
I also have a new fishy addiction!!! Certainly not to replace my betta addiction but I am crazy over fancy goldfish right now. I love Ranchu's and Oranders!!!!!!! I cannot get any now while I have a sick fish and so many but in the future I will probably stick to the two betta barracks (aka 20 bettas) and get a 4ft tank with 2 Ranchu's and an Orander. Gotta love those chubby cheeks!!!!!!
The number of fish I have does become a challenge to care for, especially if there are any health issues (in my case, fin rot, not columnaris). Also, as a few people on here already know, I've been battling with a bout of severe depression....where the smallest of activities seems to require more energy than I have and the sadness is overwhelming a lot of the time. So, I'm looking at all my fishies and saying to myself....why? It's just too much right now. And my kids come first....whatever energy I do have needs to go to them.
Sorry, folks, not meaning to be a downer here....let's get back to drooling over pretty fishies! (I'm just not buying any more for now!)