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Ptrain 08-31-2009 06:49 PM

Sad, sad news...
Hello all, sorry it has been a while since I posted anything, but a tragic event has reverted me back to the fish forum community for support. Now for the sad part...:cry:
So I'm 18 years of age, and as most teens my age, we head off to college. The bad news came when my pops told me that it was my responsibility to find someone to either care for my babies (fish) or find out what I should do with them because he didn't want it to be his responsibility. So my move in date was rapidly approaching and my resources were very limited, i.e. no real way to transport my fish anywhere, but thank god my father allowed me to borrow his truck in order to transport them. What ended up happening was I called up my lfs and they agreed to take my babies and care for them until the perfect buyer presented themselves. All in all it was a very sad experience, (I almost cried) some of the fish I had were from when I had just started my original 20 tall tank. I raised a Bala Shark from a .5" juvenile to a 3" monster. I miss them all dearly but Karma has paid off in the form of a 200g tank that might be mine by summer :-D. It was a shame to see them go, but I have confidence that they will all be taken care of and be very happy. I'll keep you all updated on my various fish endeavors and thanks again for being here for me.

Yours truly,
Chris (ptrain)

aunt kymmie 08-31-2009 07:09 PM

Chris, I'm sorry you had to part with your "babies". What a sad story. I hope you are able to get the 200 up & running. :-)

Byron 09-01-2009 01:35 PM

I too have empathy for you. But on the bright side, just remember that others on this forum have written about unfortunate mishaps with their fish when left in the care of those who do not have your knowledge and instincts. When an aquarist who has this knowledge acquires your fish, the fish will be well looked after, and that is important. And then there's that future aquarium to think of...

Good luck in college, and through your future,


dramaqueen 09-01-2009 02:08 PM

I'm so sorry you had to give up your fish! Best of luck in college.

Romad 09-01-2009 04:33 PM

Am I the only one wondering what will happen with the 200 gallon when you go back to school next year?? You'll def. need someone to look after it then.

Good luck in school.

Angel079 09-01-2009 06:42 PM

I have walked in your shoes and this is indeed very hard to deal with. While we were stationed overseas I established several real nice tanks with plenty lil babies...the day came and we had to return home, sooner then we thought....One Lady came (apperently very good fish keep IMO) and bought 5 of my tanks in 1 go...I set down and cried when she left too.

Sensamelia 09-01-2009 07:05 PM

The bigger the tank the easier to maintain. (once its started up of course).:-)

Ptrain 09-09-2009 10:10 PM

Thank you all for your best wishes about college, so far its going good. And the 200 gallon tank is going to be a graduation present to myself, so hopefully in five years time (four if im lucky) it will be up and running with a bunch of new babies for me :)

But in the more near future, I'm planning on getting an appartment and bringing my one tank up. But then again, its all up in the air at this point.

By the way, it feels great to be back amoung friends :)

willow 09-11-2009 02:25 PM

gosh,how awful,i'm so sorry about that.
i wish you the very best of luck for collage,and i really hope you will be
able to set up a tank.

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