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Discussion in 'Freshwater Newbie Forum' started by gsk177, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Heimao

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    IMG_1542.JPG I agree wholeheartedly! I am new to fishkeeping, but I love all of my fish! Unfortunately they keep dying, which breaks my heart.
     
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    I have to say I always fail to keep the fish alive. The tank in my house has been left empty for a long time. Thus, I hope I can accumulate more skills to be capabe of housing fish. You're right. At this time, it is not very proper for me to raise fish.
     
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    The same to me. My fish keeping dying also upsets me.:( I totally have no idea how to keep them alive. Upset.
     
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    I'm not new to keeping fish but AM new to seriously keeping fish. I totally agree with this, and also the fact that fish are treated as less than other animals, even in some states they aren't considered an animal. I have the plan to become an Animal Control Officer and will admit I'm a dog person first and was doing it for that, but having gotten into fish again after "rescuing" (or perhaps sympathy purchasing) a betta from Walmart, and having a friend who's gotten DEEP in the fish life to inform me of fish care, I've realized the "fish industry" is in dire need of change. I'm hoping when I'm an ACO I'll gain more power to fight/change things like this and to regulate better fish care. I don't plan to stand around and wait for change, I wanna make it happen. Until then, I'm enjoying every step further into this hobby.
     
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    I definitely agree I got back into the hobby totally by accident when I bought a $.15 feeder goldfish to put in a 1 gallon bowl to keep my new kitten occupied with cat TV. I did put duct tape X across the top so she could get to the it. Anyway two years later this fish is bigger than my hand and now at least 6 - 7 inches. He went from a 1 gallon bowl to a 5 gallon tank to a 20 gallon tank to 50 gallon tank! And he still did not look happy! Thankfully I found a woman with a pond that had goldfish and koi and she was more than happy to be his new owner! I read month ago some Goldfish can live 18 years and get 18 inches long no more for me ! I'm sticking to guppies and glofish!
     
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    Okay, thanks for posting this. Very interesting and useful.
     
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    Copy that.
     
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    Very well spoken. Also as a parent I wish that stores would not sell fish to children with out a parent present. and not intermix species that should not be in a tank together when grown. very disturbing and I had to take fish back and have a talk with the store but it doesnt help when the store does not properly train the people handling fish, and have people who should not be helping get the fish when your teenager can tell then or get the fish better and safer than the employees handling the fish!!! I was so upset!!!
     
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    And Thank Heavens for People like you..people who care! hugs and kudos to you!!!
     

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