You all already know me, but I realized that I never actually introduced myself. Ok, maybe I stayed away from this section because of the deep fear that my mom instilled in my about the internet, but I got over it
! Here goes...
When I was little we had a 10 gallon tank. I don't really remember it, but my dad only thought you had to clean it every 6 months so nothing much survived. When we moved, my dad promised me a 55 gallon aquarium because I have always been fascinated with fish. Later the 10 gallon went into my room and we got some guppies. Slowly all the fish in the 55 gallon died except for 2 enormous irridescent sharks, a huge common pleco, and 2 corys. The guppies in the 10 gallon did what guppies do best-reproduce. The 10 gallon went into my brother's room and I got a 20 gallon tall (what a pain to clean). Keep in mind that I am still pretty young and believe everything my parents tell me. Finally we give away the 55 gallon, soon after I get sick of the unkempt 20 gallon and give that away as well.
Wow, how empty my room felt. So, I (being much smarter now) start to research betta fish. I get one who dies of fin rot and ick which he came with. I also think that the melafix did him in but enough of that sad story. So, I get another one who is still with me today. Then I want to try plants so I get a 15 gallon. Then I, now knowing a lot more about fish, see the pitiful state of my brother's 10 gallon. I take it and realize that the fish have internal parasites but only after loosing quite a few. Now I have a 29 gallon that I got for $10 with the stand on craigslist! I am waiting for Christmas to set it up. So there you go, complete obsession in less than a year! Hopefully I will be getting a QT tank soon as well.
I also have 2 horses (who try to kill me) and 4 cats (who love me). Besides fishkeeping I try to avoid being killed by my horse while riding, do karate, run, bike, mountain climb, occasionally do art, and of course go to school. I hope to be a veterinary surgeon when I am an adult. So that's basically me. I would have introduced myself sooner but...you never know what kind of people are on the interned d-d-donnnn....as my mom would say!