Monday, June 4, 2007

Progressing slowly towards fish

I'm happy to report that my roommate Jessica has managed to secure a heater for her fish tank. We are now one step closer to aquatic friends living under the stairs. Note, however, that she's been working on this project since we moved in to the apartment in September, and only sometime in the past few months did the tank manage to acquire water. My money's on us needing to either renew the lease or move before she gets around to, you know, actually acquiring a fish.

5 comments:

  1. Hey! Rochelle offered me free fish, but the heater broke and you know what happens when you stick fish in 65 degree water? They go crazy and die.

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  2. I stand by my statement, I will be incredibly surprised if you have fish before September 1st ;-)

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  3. Start with just a couple of small fish for a few weeks (or longer). That'll get the eco-system going in the tank and dramatically improve the chances for long-term survival. :-)

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  4. You wanna bet on it?
    I have platys reproducing like crazy and they have Jessica's name on them!! I just need to get out to see you all!

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  5. Try Blue Gill. They don't need a heater and besides eating regular fish food, they are great for random spiders, beetles and any other random insect you catch out on the sidewalk. My boys loved wathing them and they are some of the most durable fish we ever had in an aquarium! We added some snails for the algae and they were perfect.
    Check with the state and county though. Some have regulations about "game fish", but if not, then they only cost some time to catch them in a local pond. They can also be very colorful depending ont he type of Blue Gill or Bream you catch. Good luck!

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