I just joined today, but I've been browsing this forum for about a year now. I've never felt the urge to join because every time I was here, it was to find information I was looking for without making a new thread.
My name is Heather, I'm 23, and from Southern California. My first experiences with fish were not great ones, Petco was having issue with their tanks when I got my first few fish and they never lived more than a few days. I did everything right and they kept dying on me. I felt horrible, feeling like it was my fault even though I was assured by friends and even a Petco employee that it wasn't me. It took me 8 years to get the confidence to take on fish again. My sister bought 2 betta fish and they lived longer than she expected, so I took them so they would get the proper care. Those lived another 6 months or so and I felt confident again. After the first betta died, I bought the other a 14 gallon tank and he LOVED it. After he passed, I took a break from fish until my boyfriend pleaded with me to get more (he loves fish). We now have 2 silver molly fish, 2 bloodfin tetra, and 3 Pristella tetra.
The sad thing I have to report is I'm looking to rehome my fish because my boyfriend is in the military and I will be moving across the country. I don't want to put the fish through the long and hot trip, so for their safety, I want to find them a great home. I will be getting fish one day when we're stationed at a long term place, this next phase of training is 6 months before we have to pack up and move again. I hope to post around here more, I still love fish
I was going to put the fish up on Craigs List, but I honestly don't trust people to properly care for them. I know this would be the PERFECT place to find a great home for them.