Figure_8 Posted February 1, 2006 Report Share Posted February 1, 2006 After reading through one of the intro threads here it got me wondering.. So, how did you get into fish? Was it a sudden plunge after seeing some fish, or were you given one as a present as a child? Did you start off with one fish and stay that way or did it escalate rapidly out of control to the point where you now have more water space than floor space? In my case there was never really a point where I haven't had fish, so I can't really say there was a definite point where I 'got into them'. My father was a fish freak (community tanks, ponds, breeding setups in the shed), so I grew up with them, and adopted some of his as a young child. In hind sight though it was more a case of I could say they were mine, but he did all the maintenance, but I've had them ever since. I've kept the normal tropical community tanks (neons, coreys, guppies, mollies et) from about 15. Bettas have been a more recent attraction. I think maybe 5yrs now. I went looking for something for my kids... single fish - easy to care for - the usual story. I liked their fish so much that I had to get some of my own and as you do with bettas I ended up with over 200 in a very short space of time. Not that I have that many now... I down scaled things when having my last two babies, and haven't built back up - yet! I had a fling with marine tanks a few years ago, but came to the conclusion that I was going to totally bankrupt myself before I got things set up the way I wanted, so went back to the tropicals. I saw a giant gourami in the lfs at the beginning of last year which just blew me away. I have had a big fish fettish since LOL. One day I will get my giant gourami, but for now I have my new Oscar. He might not grow as big as an osphronemous, but he'll be big enough I think anyways, enough about me.. what about you? What was it that sparked your passion for fish? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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