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post #11 of 16 Old 12-21-2012, 07:26 PM
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As I walked around the fish section, Gus followed me in his little cup. I bent down and said something to him and he wiggled and spun like a little puppy. I tried to resist, but this little guy melted my heart. I tried to think of excuses not to buy him. He was ill. He could die. I could get a better one. My trip to Vegas was in a week. But no matter what excuse I came up with, I kept coming back to him.

I remember calling Amanda and telling he "Oh crap. I'm gonna buy a half dead fish!"She laughed and gave me the 411 on fishkeeping and what to do to save him. I snagged all the stuff thinking of how I couldn't afford it right now, but I got it anyway.

Before I left, I had a manager paged and raised H-E-double hockey sticks! How could they keep them like that!?! When she blew me off, I called corporate. I raised so much cane that they gave me a $20 WalMart card!
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-21-2012, 07:36 PM
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Amanda insisted I name him. Since we were going to Vegas in a week, I decided Gus would be perfect. He stayed in a quart jar for about 2 weeks until I was able to get him a little 1.8gal tank. Me being completely clueless about fishkeeping made his 1st few weeks hard I'm sure, but Gid knows I love that fish!

I got to admit when I introdused him to shrimp, I was scared he would eat them! But as I said before, he's like a littlee puppy dog and proceded to play with them. The could even sit on his head! He didn't care.

Now I'm "hooked" on fishkeeping. Gus is in a 10gal with a mystory snail and Ghost Shrimp. I will eventually add more Cory Cats (I did have 1, but he died ) or maybe some girlfriends for my little man

I'm still learning, but this is something I want to do from now on. Seeing him go from what he was to what he is now makes me feel all warm and tingley inside. And he's a better stress reliver than I coud have ever imagined!
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-21-2012, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your input, You will not know just how important this is to our student

200+ gal. coral display Aquarium

Yellow Tang, Flame Hawk, Chromis, Clown Fish, assorted damsel, Rabbit Fish Other invertebrates: Cleaner shrimp, chestnut cowrie, royal urchin, blue linka starfish, snails, black brittle star

Read more: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...#ixzz2FdcvxGqx

Ray

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post #14 of 16 Old 12-21-2012, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your input, you are not far from us, we run the marine quarantine centre at Heathrow Airport,,this covers Gatwick and Luton as well.


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hello there
well we've always had animals of some sort,and the fish i guess started from
the poor old gold fish you won at the fair ! sometimes they lasted a couple of months,
sometimes less than a week,and thinking back,the poor things must have suffered
greatly,as i think they just went back into the bowl with tap water
then we advanced as my brother went into fish big time,and we had a big fancy
tank in the living room,and i would watch in amazement the care he took,when
cleaning and adding new fish,sometimes i thought it was such science,the water
had to be just so,he had this amazing chemistry set (i was only about 11 )
we learnt along with him,and even tried a pond in the garden,with a couple of fish.
well,once i had my own place i got a tank,killed loads,read loads,killed some more,
joined a forum,took my time,matured some more,and got by and managed
a tank that ticked along well.
HTHH
i wish you student every success
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200+ gal. coral display Aquarium

Yellow Tang, Flame Hawk, Chromis, Clown Fish, assorted damsel, Rabbit Fish Other invertebrates: Cleaner shrimp, chestnut cowrie, royal urchin, blue linka starfish, snails, black brittle star

Read more: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...#ixzz2FdcvxGqx

Ray
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-21-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Bluewind, when we ran our shops, I had a sign in the showroom that said
"you will not choose the fish, It will chose you"
We watched customers returning to watch a certain fish, if they returned a few times we knew that was the fish for them.
You are the classic example of this
Gus chose you enjoy and take good care of him.

Thank you for your input
Mandy.
( DVM, KCB,FRS. FRSE. FRSGS. B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D, D.Sc.)







200+ gal. coral display Aquarium

Yellow Tang, Flame Hawk, Chromis, Clown Fish, assorted damsel, Rabbit Fish Other invertebrates: Cleaner shrimp, chestnut cowrie, royal urchin, blue linka starfish, snails, black brittle star

Read more: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...#ixzz2FdcvxGqx

Ray

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post #16 of 16 Old 12-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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I'm glad he did. He's such a sweet little man. And thank you
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