If You Could No Longer Keep Fish...

kayla.s
  • #1
If for some reason you can no longer keep fish, what would you put in your tank?

I really enjoy the hobby but due to certain circumstances it's becoming quite hard to keep up with maintenance. I have started to wonder about what other pets may be suitable for a tank. Mine in specific is a 75g. But just some ideas of other pet options?
Mainly just for fun for now. I'll definitely be sticking to fish for a few more years but it's always nice to have plans
 
Iverg1
  • #2
I would keep a snake or two leapord geckos
 
BobNJerry
  • #3
frogs! lol
 
Fashooga
  • #4
If I couldn't keep up with my tanks I probably wouldn't want to keep the tank at all. It probably would be sold, donated or sit in a garage holding random stuff. As for furry bunnies or hamsters...no thanks...

Though If I did sell the stuff I might be able to get that 9.5 degree Calloway Golf driver or a Taylor Made...
 
2211Nighthawk
  • #5
I’d be dead first.

As much as they cause me stress (see thread Shredded Fins on Goldy) they also help me to relax and something to plan around. I’m horrible for not planning in advance. Tuesday is water change day so I have to plan ahead for that. Freaking small water tank...
 
Fanatic
  • #6
Hello I would keep hermit crabs in place of all my fish tanks, I have one hermit crab tank right now.
It's a 55 gallon, but I would certainly keep all hermit crabs if I could.
 
Blitzar
  • #7
I would do a lot of reptile rescue, and general wildlife rehab. I would also expand my ringneck snake breeding project. I might end up giving the anoles the 20L, put Peppermint in Zuri's tank (also 20L), and give Miss Zuripants run of the 40B. Tbh, I'm making all of my tanks bigger, so this might end up happening...
 
Redshark1
  • #9
How many Smurfs can I keep in a 110g?
 
goldface
  • #10
Carnivorous plant terrarium.
 
ParrotCichlid
  • #11
Probably lizards.

Used to have a huge black and white tegu a while back and it was a phenomenal reptile But she died from a rare spinal dysfunction after only around a year of owning her
 
Platylover
  • #12
I’d likely get some sirens, they’ve always intrigued me and I think they’d be a very enjoyable to pet to keep. Beyond that I’d likely try some more exotic rodents or rabbits. Like a golden mole if it’s ethical to keep them(haven’t done any real research on them), I’d also love to keep some hedge hogs or sugar gliders. It wouldn’t be unlikely for me to get some insects either though, there are so many beautiful and interesting animals in that category. I’d likely want to get an orchid mantis, also only if it’s ethical.
 
123
  • #13
Turtles or tortoise!!! I used to have turtles when I was little.
 
Platylover
  • #14
Turtles or tortoise!!! I used to have turtles when I was little.
Those would also be really fun. Granted it wouldn’t fit in a tank, but I wish I could get one of those giant tortoise that are larger than most dogs. Those guys are really neat.
I forgot to say, I’d also be interested in a satanic leaf gecko.
 
aussieJJDude
  • #15
Easy answer, id go full crustacean. I'd definitely keep my land hermit crabs, some freshwater shrimp in another and probably some fw aussie native crabs in another. In my pond outside, I'd probs keep a turtle or something....
 
123
  • #16
Those would also be really fun. Granted it wouldn’t fit in a tank, but I wish I could get one of those giant tortoise that are larger than most dogs. Those guys are really neat.
I forgot to say, I’d also be interested in a satanic leaf gecko.
They have one in one local pet shop .... sometimes I go there instead of going to zoo lol
 
Platylover
  • #17
They have one in one local pet shop .... sometimes I go there instead of going to zoo lol
Right? Sometimes I enjoy going to my LFS just as much as the zoo, and its, get this, free to go to the store!
 
123
  • #18
Right? Sometimes I enjoy going to my LFS just as much as the zoo, and its, get this, free to go to the store!
But it's risky too, you never know what you get home with haha
 
JamieXPXP
  • #19
I would do a underwater garden
 
xloe
  • #20
I think most interesting pets require regular maintenance and/or expenses. Tbh I think a cat is one of the most maintenance free pets, obviously should not keep him in your 10 gallon though.
Reading this forum has convinced me I want a gecko when I decide I need more things to occupy my time/wallet. I like how the leopards look, but it sounds like crested are okay for reptile beginners too.
 
ParrotCichlid
  • #21
Those would also be really fun. Granted it wouldn’t fit in a tank, but I wish I could get one of those giant tortoise that are larger than most dogs. Those guys are really neat.
I forgot to say, I’d also be interested in a satanic leaf gecko.

They are incredible.

I seen one today in an exotic pet store.

The one I seen today looked like it weighed more than my husky.

Pretty sure it was a giant tortoise because it was huge.
 
Blitzar
  • #22
Right? Sometimes I enjoy going to my LFS just as much as the zoo, and its, get this, free to go to the store!

Ehh. If you've seen me at my LFS, I never spend less than $100 when I'm in there. They are a lot like a zoo, though. They have arowanas, fw stingrays, all sorts of cichlids, turtles, amphibians, reptiles, and a scarlet macaw named Esmerelda!
 
Alexolotl
  • #23
I’d probably convert my mudskipper’s 20 into an axolotl tank, and use my betta’s tank for either Triops or a small carnivorous plant terrarium (sundews ftw)
 

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