User name: Cody About Me What is your name?
Cody How old are you?
14 What is your location?
Colorado What is your occupation?
Student when school is in session. Still a bit young to get a job that would be "fun!" How did you choose your user name?
I never liked having usernames that are completely random and have a billion numbers on the end; I like to make it simple and easy to remember. My first name worked perfect. My Fish Keeping When and how did you become involved in fish keeping?
I have had fish ever since I was 8 or 9. This was basically a beginner setup (new nothing about cycling, etc) and was for the family. I was interested in that for a while, but I then wasn't impressed for some reason. I then kept bettas for a few years; basic care. One lived for almost that whole time (4 years), and after he passed, I got my first "real" tank; a 5G Eclipse. Some of you may remember that; very bad stocking plan, etc. Eventually, I took that down. In January, I got my 30G Freshwater, started my 5G FW back up in April, and started up my 10G reef in May. Now I am here! What kind of fish do you currently keep?
Nothing too exotic. In my 30G, I keep Red Wag Platies, a pair of Kribs, a Clown Pleco, a Red-Tailed Shark, and a very comical female betta. In my SW, I plan to keep a pair of Percula Clownfish, along with Astrea and Nassarius snails, Red-Leg Hermits, a variety of corals, and a shrimp. In my smallest tank, I keep a small shoal of Cardinal Tetras. What kind of setup?
I have a 30G Freshwater planted community, a 5G planted, and a 10G reef. What was your most challenging fish keeping experience?
Definatley investing and setting up my reef. I spent months and months of researching and buying bits and pieces of equipment when I got the money. This is a task that requires a lot of patience, and a handy wallet! What advice would you like to share with the FishForum community?
Research, Research, and Research! This will get you the farthest in fish-keeping, and you will always learn. I learn something new everyday. Never give up, either. What would be your dream tank?
Well, I have a few. I want to keep one very nice 75G South American community, a 75G African Cichlid Tank, a 55G Reef, and a nice pond. But, if I had to choose one, it would be a 400+ gallon in-wall of a huge shoal of Cardinal Tetras, Corydoras, Hatchet Fish, and maybe a few Oscars. What do your friends/family think of your hobby?
My family think I am obsessive, but they still really enjoy it. They are always naming fish and inverts and keeping track of my progress. My friends think it is weird at first, but once they see my reef, they think it is cool. Do you name your fish? If so, what are some of the names?
I don't name my fish, actually. I do give occasional nicknames, however. What fish have you had the longest?
One of my Red Wag Platies. I have only had her since December, though. That's a sad excuse of a long-term fish, if you ask me! What is your favorite fish of all time?
Can't decide on that. But, if I had to decide, it would be Cardinal Tetras for Freshwater, and Black Tangs, Yasha Hashe Gobies, or Blue Spotted Jawfish for Saltwater. One a scale of one through ten, how would you rate your interest in fish keeping? (1=I hate fish, 10=Completely and hopelessly obsessed)
Along with everyone on this forum, an 11. How did you discover the Fish Forum at FishForum.com?
Everyone's favorite search engine, Google! Came across it while doing research. Other Stuff What are your hobbies?
I play soccer, run long-distance, play football, play baseball, lift weights, listen to music, keep fish, hang-out with friends, etc etc. Basically a typical teenager for the most part. Do you keep any other pets?
Yes. I have an Australian Shepard (Named Maya), a Cockatiel (Named Tiki), and a Rabbit (Named Butternut). What is your favorite music?
I listen to everything. Rock, Hip/hop, Dance, Pop, Electronic, etc. What are your pet peaves?
Nails on a chalkboard, bad drivers, and talking about blood/arteries. What is your favorite film?
I would have to say Transformers, though I dont see movies a lot. What is your favorite TV show?
I watch the news. Lol. The Today Show, Meet the press, local 9News, and Dateline NBC. The only time I ever actually watch TV is when I'm with my family. What is your favorite food?
Too many choices out there! I absoultley love food. "Put it on a plate, and I'll eat it!" What is your favorite holiday?
Halloween and Christmas. What is your favorite color?