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Björn
12-21-2006, 12:55 AM
I thought of this while moving my red devil to a bigger tank, he's the only one in the tank since he ate the crawdaddy, I don't miss the crawdaddy much he never came out very often and I probably would have eaten the crawdaddy too if I were the cichlid.

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/cichlid/images/RedDevilWFCi_U96.JPG

Helios Panoptes
12-21-2006, 12:56 AM
I have none.

Ahmadinebobina
12-21-2006, 01:02 AM
Black Moor, Oranda, a tiny fish and a common goldfish. I used to have a lot more but I've grown too busy and these are the one's the have 'lasted' ;)
Ahknaton's ''Mr Natural Cattybob 2'' is the goldfish.

///M power
12-21-2006, 01:22 AM
when I was 17 I dated a girl that had "fish smell" :deadhorse: :deadhorse: :deadhorse:
I thought she was working at a fish market!!!:D :D

Dr. Gutberlet
12-21-2006, 03:14 AM
My dream pet:

http://www.roamingafrica.com/pics_fishing/great_white.jpg

Carlos Danger
12-21-2006, 03:37 AM
http://www.sharkattackphotos.com/Pet_Shark.htm

John Valentine's pet shark isn't nearly the size of Jaws, but it's getting too big and predatory for Valentine's living room aquarium.

Despite the Pleasanton man's misgivings, and protests from his wife and kids, Valentine plans to donate his two-and-a-half year old white-tipped reef shark to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a special 'sharks and rays' exhibit.

Though the exhibit won't open until early 2004, Monterey Bay Aquarium biologists plan to pick up the shark, named Jigsaw, in about a month. They'll use soft nets and vinyl stretchers to hoist Jigsaw from the Valentines' eight-ton, 1,500-gallon household aquarium and transport the shark in a big, oxygenated mobile tank.

Valentine says he and his family have gotten attached to Jigsaw in much the same way people bond with their pet cats and dogs. But he says the shark has grown to more than four feet long, bigger than expected in a confined space, and that it's time to let it explore larger territories.

"We want to do the right thing for him" Valentine said. `"We love him, but he'll be better off with four or five other reef sharks in a bigger tank. "We nurtured him from infant to adult, and now it's time for him to go to college."

Although Jigsaw's appetite grows by the day, and though it will gobble up any new fish Valentine puts in the tank, it hasn't eaten any of the 15 saltwater creatures it's lived with in the tank from the start.

"That's what's hard for me to let go of" Valentine said. "I never knew a shark had character or an alliance with things it actually grew up with."

"I'll miss him more than anyone" said his wife, Whitney. "He's friends with the fish in there. They cohabitate."

Valentine bought Jigsaw in August 2000 for $900 from a friend who ran a Danville aquarium. At the time, the shark was only 16 inches long and easily blended in with Valentine's collection of rare and exotic undersea creatures - including several kinds of tangs, triggers and eels.

"When we got him, we didn't know if he'd live,'' Valentine said. "He was so fragile, so skinny and small.

Initially, Valentine fed Jigsaw every seven to nine days by sticking pieces of squid on a fork attached to the end of a pool cue. But now Jigsaw devours a couple of calamari steaks every four or five days.

White-tipped reef shark can grow to six-and-a-half-feet long, and it's not known just how big Jigsaw will get when in a less confined space.

Regardless, "it will be healthier in a larger environment" said Kevin Lewand, a biologist with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. "When sharks get too large for their tank, they start declining physically."

Lewand said it's not all that uncommon for people to have sharks as household pets. But he said most hobbyists have nurse sharks, which grow to a maximum four to five feet long and are a lot fatter and lazier.

He said white-tip reef sharks, a species commonly found in shallow tropical waters from the Galapagos Islands to the Indian Ocean, aren't known for attacking people - unless provoked. And they're definitely not as treacherous as the great white shark, as seen in the movie 'Jaws', which as adults range in length from 21 to 26 feet.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium exhibit will feature Jigsaw and other white-tipped reef sharks, along with their cousins, the black-tipped reef shark.

The Valentines have already bought a three-year membership so they can visit. When the exhibit is over in two to three years, Monterey Bay Aquarium officials say Jigsaw and the other reef sharks will probably be donated to another licensed facility.

Zachary Valentine, nine, said he'll miss Jigsaw:

"I want to keep him,'' Zachary said. "My friends think he's awesome. It's really cool when he swims around and tries to get out.'' His dad notes the top of the tank is normally protected by wood panels.

Though the family also owns a gecko, it also has a more traditional pet, a hound dog named DK!

///M power
12-21-2006, 03:40 AM
My dream pet:

http://www.roamingafrica.com/pics_fishing/great_white.jpg

mine too! great shark by the way.
I have 2 dream pets.
1-lion
2-shark

Arminius
12-21-2006, 04:20 AM
I don't have fish. I did once; it was a Betta, "siamese fighting fish". I didn't like having a fish too much. Fish are good to eat, not so good as pets, I find. Dogs are superior as pets and cats are good too.

Lily
12-21-2006, 09:38 AM
We have a pond in the garden with Gold fish and Koi carp.

Ahmadinebobina
12-21-2006, 10:14 AM
My dream pet:

http://www.roamingafrica.com/pics_fishing/great_white.jpg

Mine too. I love sharks.

Ahknaton
12-21-2006, 10:34 AM
I have one but Bobina's looking after it for me at the moment.

sugartits
12-21-2006, 11:12 AM
Fish are lowsy pets. They do nothing that justifies having to clean the fucking tank.

Used to have a fighting fish at work, which I found annoying to keep after. I poisoned its bowl with soap/bleach. Everyone mentioned that it died after "y'know, the last time you cleaned its tank, v"...we have not gotten another one. I am pleased.

Dr. Gutberlet
12-21-2006, 02:16 PM
Fish are lowsy pets. They do nothing that justifies having to clean the fucking tank.

Used to have a fighting fish at work, which I found annoying to keep after. I poisoned its bowl with soap/bleach. Everyone mentioned that it died after "y'know, the last time you cleaned its tank, v"...we have not gotten another one. I am pleased.

Hmm, perhaps we should place you nude in a tub and have it filled with angry fighting fish.

Jimbo Gomez
12-21-2006, 03:43 PM
Hmm, perhaps we should place you nude in a tub and have it filled with angry fighting fish.


No need to add the fish.

BoloMK30
12-21-2006, 05:52 PM
I have cod, salmon, shrimp, and Alaskan whiting in the freezer,
four cans of jack-mackerel and a dozen cans of tuna in the pantry.

Janus
12-21-2006, 05:56 PM
Catfish are tasty.

Dr. Gutberlet
12-21-2006, 06:00 PM
No need to add the fish.

It would be far more erotic if they did in fact attack and bite her.

MrAngry
12-21-2006, 07:11 PM
I have 7 koi of various varieties and sizes, and approx 20 goldfish, would have been more but had a visit from a Heron! However they seem to breed succesfully every year, I wonder if they race mix? :) Or if there is a minority Koi movement promoting multifisharalism and the goldfish are gold nationalists... :( I'm worried now....

Dr. Gutberlet
12-21-2006, 07:12 PM
I have 7 koi of various varieties and sizes, and approx 20 goldfish, would have been more but had a visit from a Heron! However they seem to breed succesfully every year, I wonder if they race mix? :) Or if there is a minority Koi movement promoting multifisharalism and the goldfish are gold nationalists... :( I'm worried now....

Are any of your fish gay?

Björn
12-21-2006, 07:16 PM
I would never bother with anything less than an aggressive tank. I want something with some personality. Or at the very least, supply some entertainment (I'm sure you can find plenty of vids of the variety of live feeders that can be given to cichlids).

Hrolf Kraki
12-21-2006, 07:31 PM
mine too! great shark by the way.
I have 2 dream pets.
1-lion
2-shark

I would also like a lion and a shark. But I'd have to add them to my list which already includes a gorilla, a flamingo, an emu, a wolf, and a couple penguins. :p

My buddy has pirahnas.

MrAngry
12-21-2006, 07:34 PM
Are any of your fish gay?

OH my God! I thought I saw a fish pride parade in there! Fish in chaps and hot pants!

Dr. Gutberlet
12-21-2006, 07:47 PM
OH my God! I thought I saw a fish pride parade in there! Fish in chaps and hot pants!


I'm sure you buy them here:

http://www.cale.com/images/gay_fish_comp.jpg

MrAngry
12-21-2006, 08:00 PM
I'm sure you buy them here:

http://www.cale.com/images/gay_fish_comp.jpg


Address please.... :rofl: :rofl:

sugartits
12-21-2006, 08:55 PM
It would be far more erotic if they did in fact attack and bite her.

Sounds like a first date with Ted Bundy.

Dr. Gutberlet
12-21-2006, 09:21 PM
Sounds like a first date with Ted Bundy.

Oh come on, I've never had one girl complain afterwards...

sugartits
12-22-2006, 03:31 AM
Oh come on, I've never had one girl complain afterwards...

Because they were dead.

Good work.

Dr. Gutberlet
12-22-2006, 05:12 AM
Because they were dead.

Good work.

Dead tired, that is:viking: