Oh my gosh.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JennBoss6, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. JennBoss6New MemberMember

    Soooo. I have 3 stepdaughters and 3 daughters. Age ranges from almost 13 to one year old. A year ago my stepdaughter got a dog. Then my 7 years old wanted a frog. Her dad had frogs for many years so she wanted one and we got her one for her birthday. Then my 10 years old stepdaughter wanted a rat but then changed her mind and wanted a fish. This is how I got my fish keeping started. I decided that I wanted a betta in my room. This summer I have set up 3 tanks. Two main tanks for daughter and I, then a QT tank. NOW my another daughter wants her own fish tank.....
  2. Ben3721Well Known MemberMember

    Oh that's better then half of us who started after some lady handed us a goldfish at the fair. To be honest a rat is probably easier to take care of then a fish, but now that your in the hobby I wish you luck! It seems MTS has already taken you over. I would say at about the age of 13 would probably be the right age for her to start taking care of her own tank completely. I mean right now she can do the basics like checking the temp, filter, airstones and feeding. But youll end up doing the testing and cleaning of the tank. If it was my kid I wouldn't let them touch the tests kits. But I mean you can always just tell her its her tank and help her do all of this stuff.

    Also it was kind of unclear on the last sentence since you had a grammar error. Are you saying another tank or another daughter?
  3. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I agree. You can let her do the feeding and the easy stuff and you can do the cleaning a testing. Then you can teach her how to do the cleaning and stuff. Next thing you know she has her very own tank taken care by herself.

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  4. JennBoss6New MemberMember

    Another daughter wants her own tank. I'm thinking maybe something smaller for her like a betta tank. She's young little girl who wants to follow her older sisters.
  5. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I agree,my little sister wanted a fish also. So she got a betta and put it in a spare tank I had. I taught her how to maintain it so now she does the the feeding and water changes.

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  6. JennBoss6New MemberMember

    To be honest, I love the fish so far. I'm not very touchy person so my SD's Dog and my husband's dog annoys me and i don't hate the dog, it's just too much touching for me. I turned down Rat, I don't have a problem with it but, I don't know. The cage cleaning, ugh. I just liked the fish better. It's relaxing and something nice to look at :)
    It's expensive as the fish hobby, I guess. Ack...
  7. AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    It is relaxing. Just looking at your fish swim and being them is relaxing. But I agree having other pets might be a hassle to clean but on the other hand fish are pretty easy to take care of. Once you get the hang of it you're good

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