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Old 06-22-2006, 12:54 AM   #61
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i used to keep 40 tanks of fish, now i have tapered off to 5.
this year my favorite died, he was 23 years old and about 2 feet long.
he lived at my friends pet store the last 9 years as i couldn't keep my tanks as i had to look after my mother in a shared duplex the last few years of her life.
while i was sad when the fish died, you don't get the same attachement to fish as a dog or a cat. i cried when my daschund had to be put down.
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Old 06-22-2006, 01:52 AM   #62
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40 tanks???? How did you find the time to keep them up? 2 tanks is plenty for me!
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Old 06-22-2006, 02:03 AM   #63
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6-8 hours every sunday for 12 years to clean tanks.
brewing beer is so much easier!
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:02 AM   #64
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i used to keep 40 tanks of fish, now i have tapered off to 5.
this year my favorite died, he was 23 years old and about 2 feet long.
he lived at my friends pet store the last 9 years as i couldn't keep my tanks as i had to look after my mother in a shared duplex the last few years of her life.
while i was sad when the fish died, you don't get the same attachement to fish as a dog or a cat. i cried when my daschund had to be put down.

I used to work with a guy that had an ungodly amt of fish tanks. He made a ton of money breeding angel fish. He'd breed them raise them and sell them to pet stores. Apparently they're difficult to breed- only what I've heard, I wouldn't know firsthand.
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Old 06-23-2006, 12:17 AM   #65
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i found angels easy - i had trouble with discus
baby discus eat a slime off the parents body - but it irritates the parents - and my parents ate the babies instead!
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i found angels easy - i had trouble with discus
baby discus eat a slime off the parents body - but it irritates the parents - and my parents ate the babies instead!
I can think of a few people that should follow that example!!!
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Old 06-24-2006, 09:25 AM   #67
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Dang, AHammer. We didn't mean to tick you off!

For what it's worth, the first vet started with "at least" $400. I am very certain my bill would have been much more. Get them in the door with the thought that we could afford it, then crank up the price. The vet I went to, my breeder's vet, told me that the positive parvo test was to be expected because he had recently had his vaccination.

I have visited the first vet since, when my dog was bleeding from what appeared very much to be his ear. It was a cut just below his ear from an unknown cause. This vet charged me $120 to shave the area, clean the wound and give him a week worth of antibiotics.

My parents have a diabetic cocker spaniel. Their vet gave them a perscription for human insulin because it costs less than dog insulin. She does just fine on it.

As for vasectomies, I used to have a plan that covered 100% the cost. I didn't get one, but a lot of guys I worked with did.
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i found angels easy - i had trouble with discus
baby discus eat a slime off the parents body - but it irritates the parents - and my parents ate the babies instead!
Discus are reknowned for being tricky - just keeping them alive can be tricky/expensive if the water in your area is unsuitable.
Cichlids were definately my favorites. I used to keep Angels, Jack Dempseys, Nicaraguan Cichlids and (the amazing entertaining yet bombproof) Convict Cichlids in the past - But not in the same tank of course!!!!
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