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|02-25-2013 03:19 PM|
My earliest fish memory was back in the 60's. We were out one night and came home to find a dried up swordtail that had jumped out of our tank and onto the livingroom carpet. I remember the tank being moved to the diningroom after that
As kids we had swords, guppies, some kissing fish and some angel fish, cories and otos and my brother even had a piranha for awhile.
|02-25-2013 03:15 PM|
Originally Posted by Oldfishlady View Post
LOL OFL! you can do better than that! Tell us your story!
|02-25-2013 10:43 AM|
Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Betta keeping....
Nice to meet you...
|02-24-2013 02:08 AM|
Welcome to the forum!! I was overwhelmed when I first joined too, so don't worry, it fades.
My first experience EVER was when I was 2 and my parents had a few goldfish... I don't really remember that too well though. My first BETTA experience was, well, not so good.
My brother received a Betta for his birthday, along with a 1/2 gallon tank, water conditioner, and some flake food. and, oh yeah, a super-sharp plastic plant & gravel. -_-
It was a gorgeous metallic blue VT, and he named it Fred. we never did water changes, and the house was freezing. We had no heater. The plant began to rust, but we didn't know that was bad so we left it. We only fed Fred once a week, and never did water changes. At some point or another, Fred died.
About seven years later, I joined this forum and got Winter and Peach. (they got a divided 10 gallon, thankfully) This was about six months ago. Then I got Merlin, back in October. Then Pi, for X-mas. About two days ago, I got Tesla. All of my fishies are well.
Good luck on your own fishy!! ~Saphira
|02-23-2013 10:50 PM|
back in highschool...
A small jar, a plant, and a feeder mosquito fish. funny. the mosquito fish even gave birth.
after that I did a quart jar, and two feeder rosy red minnows. they survived for a few months then died when my grandma added tap water to their jar.
Now... I still keep large jars and mini tanks... the only difference is... I know what I'm doing...
|02-23-2013 07:25 PM|
Originally Posted by waterdog View Post
What was your reaction to them eating the babies? Hahahaha
Your parents must have liked the baby fish a lot! haha
|02-23-2013 07:23 PM|
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
sounds like you really tried to do things right
when i bought a fish the first time, i didn't even bother to get a filter or a ten gallon.. so don't feel bad :)
|02-23-2013 07:14 PM|
Originally Posted by GoodMorning View Post
buying your first oscar with your own money, what an accomplishment! haha i would have cried if i had to give him away too
i always tend to become very attached to my pets
i'm sure he was a very happy fish under your care why did you have to give him away?
|02-23-2013 07:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Marvel170 View Post
thank you for the warm welcome! i really love this site, it kept me up almost every night for the past couple weeks
been researching more about fish and aquariums than school.. oops
hehe thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write about your first experience with fish! really enjoyed reading about it <3
|02-23-2013 07:04 PM|
Originally Posted by aemaki09 View Post
yeah.. i bought my betta fish without knowing ANYTHING about them! what a big mistake sigh
wont be purchasing any live animals again without researching about them first haha
your dad is smart! i've never been one to fall asleep at a decent time either, i'm a night owl(that's that my parents call me) hehe
it must be beautiful in Florida
i enjoyed reading your post! thank you for taking your time out of your day to write about it
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