Have you ever owned a Goldfish?

Discussion in 'Goldfish' started by Matt Rogers, Dec 16, 2006.

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Have you ever owned a Goldfish?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    If I had to go back to my earliest influences with fish tanks it would be with Goldfish in tanks with big airstones and falling asleep with the light on staring at it. I really think I could say that. Now it's reefs!!!

    Did you ever keep Goldfish? :goldfish:
     
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  3. Pisces23

    Pisces23 Sea Dragon

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    I "rescued" 4 goldfish from the animal sanctuary where I used to work. They were supposed to have been crocodile food, but the croc didn't go for them. They've been living in a planted 20 long in my classroom for almost 4 years now.
    Dirty, filthy fish...but real easy to catch and use as live model of fish anatomy.
     
  4. m_lacom99

    m_lacom99 Stylophora

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    Never had a goldfish (that i can remember). Had guppies and mollies but i dont recall ever having goldfish.

    Marc.
     
  5. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was a turtle guy. I had 2 red eared sliders that I watched grow from loonie size to 8 to 10 inches across. they even moved around with me when I went to Collage. But I donated them to a childrens zoo when I moved to the West coast. Now just Reef for me

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  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I did freshies for several years before losing my shirt in the saltwater world but never kept goldfish. They always seemed too boring :)
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: Maybe not but I did have a little plastic sign that said "Topless Beach".

    And in case you didn't know, the only time girls are interested in pirate stuff is when Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are involved :lol:
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    sssnake Montipora Digitata

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    Like Marc, I too started with guppies and mollies.

    No goldfish though.

    The one thing that stands out in my mind way back then was watching the female guppies give birth. Cool stuff!
     
  12. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I wonder if the female guppy feels the same way :lol:

    One thing that kept me from keeping guppies for too long was the fact that the males chase the females around relentlessly to mate, even when the females are already pregnant! It used to stress me out for whatever strange reason :)