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iamgray 10-14-2010 11:23 PM

when did you realize you'd "made it" as a fish person?
 
I think it happened to me today. A friend of mine has multiple tanks, and has had fish for years... but today, I told him something he didn't know. :-D

He said "something's wrong angelina jolie... her eye is all bulgey." (yes, he named a fish angelina jolie).

I said "Hmm. Could be popeye."

he said "Popeye? what's that?"

I explained...googled pictures... he said he thinks that's exactly what it is.

YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! I am a fish person now? wait... is that something to be proud of? :lol:

badxgillen 10-15-2010 12:14 AM

nice
 
YES....it means you are becoming competent and aware of things that pertain to aquatics...its much better than being able to recite the problems of say a trivial pop icon....good for you....

kitten_penang 10-15-2010 08:07 AM

congrats and welcome to the club.
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Romad 10-15-2010 04:26 PM

I didn't rest until i made it to the six month mark without losing any fish or having any diseases in my tanks.

Not that I rest now with all the water changes but ...... :)

Garfisher 10-15-2010 07:08 PM

I realised that I was a fish person when I was given the 20 gallon to keep my own fish. Im obviously doing something right if ive had chocolate gouramis for 10 months:roll::lol:

Calmwaters 10-22-2010 01:41 PM

For me it was when I was able to answer questions with confidence for people that come on here looking for help and know I was telling them right and then being backed up by others on here that know way more than I do like Byron and Aunt Kymmie just to name two of many.


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