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I have had fish on and off for most of my life. I got my first fish when I was about 8 years old ( a beta). I was able to keep alive for about 4 years. I got another one after he died and he lasted another 3 years. Looking back I think the betas were tuffer back then. I was not all that good with regular feeding or maintenance with my one and a half gallon bowl. Once he died I did not get any more until my earlier 20s. A 29 gallon that fitted on my dresser and had a Bala shark, a Dojo,a huge pleco and one tiger barb. I had this arrangement for almost 4 and a half years when life happen and I had to give them up to a friend who also had some experience with fish. Thay all died shortly afterwards. Even though it was over stock and a little over crowded I watch my water quality and did maintenance on a regular basis. I did not miss a beat. 20 years later my wife's uncle died and we ended up with 4 gold fish that were supposed to be feeders for another fish that died. In a 4 gallon tank they came to us, abused and neglected. I was able to take care of them until I was able to get my brand new 60 gallon aquarium up and going. All I had to do was move some electrical around, add an outlet, move the thermostat, patch a few holes and paint the wall. After all that was done and the aquarium was cycled I started to add one gold fish a week until they were all in. I then started to add others to it. Everything was going great until I added one fish to many. I got the ICK! I had never dealt with it before. Inspite of all my efforts I lost all but one, a gold fish. It has been a long and hard road to get the 60 gallon back to where it needs to be so I can build it back up. I clearly needed to rethink my strategy and to stop making stupid mistakes. This form has helped me to do that. I am currently adding a few at a time from my quoraten tank to the main tank. I want to take things to the next level.I am getting excited about all the possible, and maybe developing a bad case of multiple tank syndrome. In addition
this site has helped me to understand a lot more than I thought was possible.