Hubby started thinking about things and decided that no more new tanks should come into the house (which totally throws off my plans on getting a bigger tank for some of my fish!), not only that but he wants me to reduce the amount of tanks that I have too!!!
Don't get me wrong.....I can understand where he's coming from because yes, it is getting a little out of hand!! I have 8 tanks right now and they are scattered all over the house. This past weekend I moved the tank in the living room into the "fish" room so that at least is out of the way. It's crowded in here but I can deal with that. But I am so in a dilemma about what to do from here. There is not a tank or fish that I can bear to part with. If I think about giving up say, the 30g I might think that yeah, the bettas (m/f) in there I can part with but the angel pair are really nice and that tank is a breeze to care for. Then I think about something like the 55g which has Pinky my BP and The Brain (formally known as "Tex") a texas cichlid in it, yes this tank requires more maintance but Pinky is a fish that I really, really like and have had for years. Or, how do I give up my salt tank when my yellow tang is my oldest fish and I know what people do with adult damsels??? About the only tank I wouldn't mind is the smallest one - a 5g - that is in HIS game room.....a tank with fish that HE wanted.....
I have agreed to 'no new tanks' in the house. I have also agreed to 'no new fish'. Other than that I don't know what to do. Lie low and hope this passes? Hope he forgets about the reducing part? I never did actually agree to that!! :wink:
If your significant other put their foot down, what would you do? What would you part with??
BTW, just so you know, he's a really good guy, has put up with alot of this for a long time; (ie) worms in the fridge, a tank with crickets in the hallway, growing infusoria on the windowsills, hatching BBS in the kitchen, you get the idea. There is no way that I would leave him over this, or demand that he just deal with it. I love him totally he's my soul mate but I think he's getting tired of the expense and space it takes up. Mainly I'm just venting a little :wink: