What is your name?
How old are you?
What is your location?
A small town outside of Marysville Ohio Called Milford Center
What is your occupation?
Right now I'm working in a upscale Mexican restaurant as a waiter.
How did you choose your user name?
Well MoneyMitch has been my s/n for everything I first thought of it when I started to play Starcraft 1 Online as a kid. Nothing really made me think of it all I remember was looking at the registration page and tought of a "cool" name and boom MoneyMitch was founded.
My Fish Keeping
When and how did you become involved in fish keeping?
It was probobly a good 7-8 years ago when I lived with my grandma. My uncle had bought my cousin a 10 gallon tank and had some bad luck with it so he gave it to me. And thats when the Addiction started :P
What kind of fish do you currently keep?
Right now I got African Cichlids only 4 but more to come in a while.
What kind of setup?
Pretty Basic Freshwater setup. One thing I am proud of though are ALL the River shale that I found when I visited my dad a few months ago.
What was your most challenging fish keeping experience?
It was definately the first time I ever bought fish. After I got the tank from my uncle my grandmother and I went to petland and got setup with everything the guy was willing to show us lol. I filled it with water at the beggining of the day and went and bought two veil fin tiger oscars which the fish guy said do great with a cycle and would be perfectly fine in a 10 gallon. Well day three rolled around and after feeding three times a day as the guy instructed my ammonia was CRAZYYYY high and the fish were laying on the bottom and were grey instead of black. So my grandmother took me back to the fish store so that we could find out the problem and how to fix it and why this was going on and they were baffled. They said to do a 25% WC and add some ammo lock and stress zyme and feed only once a day. So I did this and what do ya know a crazy Ick outbreak. So we went back to the store to get some meds and instruction on how to use it. The guy explained how to dose but he did not mention anything about carbon needing to be taken out. At the time I didnt know either, so as a week or two went buy with the meds being taken out of the water things got progressively worse. I had to leave to my dads for christmas and was gone for like 2 weeks. When I got back my grandma started to cry and came up and hugged me saying I'm sorry I'm sorry and I couldnt understand what had happend. So I walk into my room and theres nothing in the tank. Was probobly one of the saddest days I've had :(
What advice would you like to share with the FishForum
Its easy to make things alot harder than they really are with fish tanks. Just take it slow and easy and dont add chems everytime you get a litle spike here or your fish has something on him. Give mother nature a chance to do her thing.
What would be your dream tank?
A 375 Oscar tank
What do your friends/family think of your hobby?
That I have a problem lol
Do you name your fish? If so, what are some of the names?
The alpha is named Putnick which is a johanni the other johanni that gets bullied is named ujean and bigger lab is named oliver dont have a name for the other one yet.
What fish have you had the longest?
What is your favorite fish of all time?
Veil Fin Tiger Oscars
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)
Definately a million I cant get enough of Fish tanks
How did you discover the Fish Forum at FishForum.com?
When I first got the tank I have now I went to google and searched for tropical fish aquarium forum and you guys were top of the list.
What are your hobbies?
Playing 360, messin with my tank, indoor gardening, TV and playing with my dog.
Do you keep any other pets?
Yep my dog
What is your favorite music?
I like to listen to a little of everything and I mean EVERYTHING
What are your pet peaves?
I think one of my biggest is when my wife and I get fast food and she holds the bag and eats a few of my french frys, CANT STAND IT >.<
What is your favorite film?
Fear and loathing in las vegas
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite holiday?
What is your favorite color?