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What is your gender?

Male
60
74%
Female
18
22%
Equally interested married (or otherwise) couple that posts together
3
4%
 
Total votes : 81

Postby Rift485 » Thu May 17, 2007 11:39 am

I think that's a sign from the gods of mercy...


And decency :D
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Postby becadavies » Thu May 17, 2007 11:47 am

just read the double.triple,quad post thing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

-RIFT :lol: :lol: :lol: u are an abosolute FREAK!!! the funniest freak i have ever come across thou!!! :P

:lol: lol, Your seriously not well hunny :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think I've pulled a muscle in my stomach laughing..... :lol: Owwww. :lol: got cramp.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

:thumb:
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Postby Rift485 » Thu May 17, 2007 2:28 pm

I don't know if I've ever said thank you for being called a freak, but what the hey. Thanks! :thumb:

So when was your first experience Beca?
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Postby becadavies » Thu May 17, 2007 3:16 pm

With what? :?:
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Postby Rift485 » Thu May 17, 2007 3:42 pm

What happened to that photographic memory of yours!

Fishkeeping!

(a few pages back...)
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Postby becadavies » Thu May 17, 2007 4:21 pm

Where did u get "photographic" from???? :lol:

Let me go back!!

Okay so i mustv'e missed that bit from Annafish!!! :oops: Thats ur fault, wiv ur trigger happy finger :thumb: making me laugh.

I wondered why every1 was babbling on about goldfish :lol: :lol:

Okay my first ever fish was wen i was 10 years old... (15 years seems a lifetime ago :o )

She was orange and white and her name was Julie :oops: :oops:
she lived in a tiny goldfish bowl with pink trimming around it. Although she was upgraded as the obsession went on.....i think she lived for 7 years!!!! No filter,no pump,no dechlorinator.....how bad is that!! :o :o I used to clean her out every day wiv sparkling clean cold water straight from the tap. :?

Then wen i was 13 i got a 3ft tank and filled it with tropical fish- guppies,platties,mollies,neons etc etc. cant remember wat happened to that lot? Anyway, i was 16 wen i went to college to study Equine Veterinary college...i competed internationally in 3day eventing- all this time no fish..... so i had a 3year gap wiv no tanks

Then somehow the obsession started again......gave me OCD and here i am now talking to u lot over the www. -With my current Mbuna, Frontosas, Oh and a 2000Gallon koi pond.

Thats it really :thumb:
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Postby justin323 » Thu May 17, 2007 4:39 pm

This post has long since lost any source of direction :lol: And I'm ok with that :) I don't even remember what made start keeping fish matbe something in school? I really don't remember. Odd? :D
Too many cichlids too little time(And money,and space)
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Postby justflow1983 » Fri May 18, 2007 12:02 am

We had 2 29gs growing up for a while, one with goldfish (a big one I won at a fair named Bassy that lived 5 years or so), and the other with a few S. fryeri my father was intent on breeding. This was before the days with good internet advice, so the LFS said 29g was okay and thats what we used. I don't think he got more than 5 or 6 fry out of it ever, even though he always stripped the female into a 15g when she was ready. The tanks were also ugly as sin too, my dad is a post-modern sculptor and making pretty things have never been his strong point; he cares far more about concepts. So after my mom killed the fish when my dad was out of town for a month teaching, i got to have a 29g to myself with guppies and swords for a while before i killed those. Probably close to a year, the tank was in the basement cause my mom hates pets and eventually i got bored of going down there to feed them. must've been about 12.

Anyway, my roommate had a pair of fancy goldfish that died, so I took over the tank about 6 mos ago. Now I have a rather terrible mix of a pair of Bolivian rams and some community fish, but I have to get rid of all next week so I can move to ireland so I guess that experiment is over. I'm going to set up a demasoni species tank at some point when I get settled over there. I've definitely caught the bug, its a great hobby to help me relax.
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Postby Number6 » Fri May 18, 2007 12:42 pm

If members can please refrain from excessive chat like posts it would be appreciated.
Let's try and stay on topic please.
My WC cichlids are gonna be caught on rod n reel!
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Postby AnnaFish » Fri May 18, 2007 2:59 pm

The change of topic was my fault. I suggested we talk about our first fish experiences because talking about "why I'm a girl and you're a guy" got boring.

Perhaps our first fish experiences can also lend some insite into the male female gap? For instance, I'm sure that MANY people's first fish was a goldfish from a fair! What girl goes out and trys to win fish by throwing a ball in a bowl?

When I was around 7 or 8 I tried to win a goldfish at the church fair. But I didn't. :'(

Later, I was at my Great grandma's house (we called her Big Mommy or Big Mama -- I think it's a southern ghetto thing). We were sitting in the kitchen, and I was probably pouting over not getting any fish. When my grandfather (poppop) shows up with my great uncle -- and 5 goldfish! :o

They all stayed in a little gold fish bowl at PopPop's house because I had a cat (actually, I think my mom hated the fish). Somehow they lived for quite some time. But each one died off one by one eventually. My favorite one, goldy, died during my first communion. :? The last one, spot, died who knows when but I remember I bent over to pick something up, hit my head on the counter, and saw that he ACTUALLY had two x's for eyes!

Later, in highschool, I rescued some goldfish from a class war thing (chem class gave us chickens, calc class - us, gave them a beach with goldfish?). When I got them home I wound up cooking all but one of them. (... too hot water I am retarded). His name was newton and he lived for a year until my neighbor killed him.

My first semester in college I got a betta. I named him Icarus. He and newton (no they were not in the same bowl) lived in my dorm room until spring break when my neighbor killed Newton. That summer, Icarus jumped to his death.

So I went out and bought a NEW betta. His name is buddy. He is about to get upgraded to a ten gal (to keep it cycled for fry -- I hope). He has been around for 3 years.

For my birthday last year, my Fiance's parents bought me a 55!! That's where my africans live. And I recently picked up a 75 for my Nics! And I need more!

MORE

MORE!!!

My favorite park has always been seaworld and I used to want to be a marine biologist. Now I study digital arts and sciences at UF and to make up for it, one of my minor's is Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.


weeee!
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Postby becadavies » Fri May 18, 2007 3:42 pm

U forgot to tell us ur middle name??? :wink:

Im only joking Annafish.....Great story thou!! Really "flowy"- took me 1+1/2 to think of mine :o (my college years were a bit of a blur!!!! :wink: )
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Postby AnnaFish » Fri May 18, 2007 5:16 pm

My middle name?

Oh I get it now!

My whole life story!

My name is Anna Maria Vittone (excessivly italian).

Though the family members mentioned above were mostly scottish. Or Native American/ British criminal. ;)
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Postby Munky » Fri May 18, 2007 7:00 pm

Annafish- that is moe than excessive chat - 'how dare you!' :lol: :lol:
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Postby justin323 » Fri May 18, 2007 10:27 pm

My sister in law is Italian.








Oh man this thread is gonna be locked. :lol:
Too many cichlids too little time(And money,and space)
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