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Here fishy fishy fishy!

It's a new year, and I'm in a new apartment, so it must be time for...



OK, I'm gonna admit it right up front. I'm a fish addict. Well... kind of. I have a new relaxed attitude about my fish. When I first got into the crack... er... hobby... I was obsessed. Testing my water twice a day for all kinds of chemical readings, crying when my temperature was too hot in my uneducated opinion... I was driving people (read: lolitasir) crazy.

Now, I'm much more chill about them. They're hardy, and my experience has found that racking my brain trying to maintain minute percentages was ridiculous. My fish are very happy with me, and I them.

So, back to the addiction. I used to have a 20 gallon tank. That tank was left in Brooklyn. Instead, I moved the fish into a brand new 29 gallon tank, which of course meant, more fish!

Oh, and I found I had a brand new space in the new apartment layout. So, of course, I had to buy another tank! A 5 gallon hex.

So, the contents:

29 Gallon
  • 1 King of the Hill Angel "Feed Me Now Bitch!" Fish
  • 5 Swarming "Ignore Him and He'll Go Away" Black Phantom Tetras
  • 1 "Hey, Where Did All My Friends Go?" Cory Cat (I used to own 5... now I own 1. I have no idea where the other 4 went.)
  • And the new occupants, 2 "I'm Swim Up The Walls Because I Can!" Clown Loaches
The Loaches are nuts. They are orange with black stripes, and just as much clowns as their name suggests. I love them!

5 Gallon
  • Two "Dude, I'm Glowing" Cardinal Tetras
    • Really pretty fish... with neon blue and pink stripes. They look just like neon tetras, but get this - neon tetras often succumb to the mysterious "Neon Disease," for which there is no clue. Bizarre.
  • And todays new purchase... a beautiful, red with white tail, blooming ploomage Male Siamese Fighting Fish, aka a Betta.
The 29 gallon stil needs a few more to feel complete. I wuv my fish!

More goofy adventures to come, I am sure.


( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
Can you hear my hands flapping at you?
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:26 am (UTC)
Mmm, Fish!
Jan. 4th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC)
Mmm, Fish!
Jan. 4th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Mmm, Fish!
HEY!!!! *slap slap slap*
Jan. 4th, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Mmm, Fish!
Fish don't fry in the kitchen, beans don't burn on the grill!
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:50 am (UTC)
You're not just a crazy loon.
Jan. 4th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
*wondering if the fish like to chew on boots...
Jan. 4th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
I would pay to watch you trying to train them to.
Jan. 5th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
*rubs fishy flakes all over boot and dangles it in tank
Jan. 4th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
You aren't obsessed. I was obsessed.
Jan. 4th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oooooh... salt water. *bows to you*
Jan. 4th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
Get out, really jut get out!
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
Says the man posing with a giant red paw.
Jan. 4th, 2006 01:52 pm (UTC)

When's the housewarming?

Jan. 4th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Movie night on Sat? Round up the troops?
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)

Works for me! Woo hoo!

I recommend screening Roman Polanski's The Tenant. I can bring a copy from my Netflix sub!

Jan. 4th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
So, you, Matt, Nayland, Lolita, Kerry, Dan?
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ack! We were going to plan a movie night a my place! We talked about it and everything. Bah!
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)

Hey, they're not mutually exclusive! I was planning to hold one at my slave's quarters, too, later this month. The more the merrier!

Jan. 4th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)


Jan. 4th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)

Send out the eVite!

Jan. 4th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
That sounds pretty cool. I'm starting up a new aquarium after not having had one for years and years. I always remember my parents having this huge 75 gallon tank when we were little kids and I've always wanted a big tank. I'm going to start out with a tall 15 gallon (as I live in a tiny apartment on the 3rd floor with no elevator). It's a tall tanks so it has a larger viewing area, even tho it's pretty small in gallon size. Any suggestions for good starting up fish?
Jan. 4th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
""Hey, Where Did All My Friends Go?" Cory Cat (I used to own 5... now I own 1. I have no idea where the other 4 went.)"

I think the "Feed Me Now, Bitch" fish might have had something to do with it...
Jan. 4th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! Finally got the Beta! Congrats.
Jan. 27th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Someday when I get lots of money (ha!) I'm going to get you one of those fish tank coffee tables. :o)
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