CoryLover95

<p><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>~~MY FISH~~</strong></span></p>
<p><b>Bettas</b></p>
<p>When I was about 7, my parents bought my sister and me each a bowl with a male betta in it.  (No filter, heater, etc, just a plant and some gravel.)  Surprisingly, they both lived for over 2 years, but were sluggish and not exhibiting "betta glory".  Many years later, I got a 1-quart setup with another poor betta, which died after a few months.  This put me off the hobby for a while.  ("I can't raise anything...they all die.  What's the use?")  Later, in another determined attempt, I got a 1-gallon with filter - no heater, not cycled, in which 2 more unhappy fish lived their brief 1-year lifespans.  FINALLY I got a suitable 2.5 gallon betta tank with filter &amp; heater - cycled, because I finally found TFF.  Recently, I upgraded my fish to living in the 37-gallon.</p>
<p><strong>Other fish</strong></p>
<p>I also have a 37-gallon aquarium with Platys, Neon Tetras, Long Fin Red Minor Tetras, the Betta, &amp; Cory catfish (my favorites!)  Unfortunately, my aquatic idiocy came into play again, and I didn't cycle the filter except with bottled bacteria from Tetra.  Probably 10 fish died from my ignorance, but now I have a thriving community with growing plants (well, mostly...).</p>
<p>I'm still learning, and trying to help others escape the ignorance traps that I fell into.  TFF is a great site and has helped me with SO much in my fish tank journeys <img src="http://www.fishforums.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" title=":)" alt="smile.png">.</p>
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<p><strong><span style="color:#0000ff;">~~OTHER PETS~~</span></strong></p>
<p>In addition to my fish, I have a Russian tortoise named Myrtle, two sweet Chinese hamsters named Pippin and Sam, 3 hermit crabs (Nelly, Shelly, and Merlin), and an adorable yellow Lab, Mollie.  All of them have been with me for over 2 years (except the hamsters - 9 weeks old - eek, so cute!).  I belong to several other pet forums for them <img src="http://www.fishforums.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" title=":D" alt="biggrin.png">.</p>
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<p><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>~~ME~~</strong></span></p>
<p>LOL, it's characteristic that I saved this part till last.  I am a USA girl and my dad is just retiring from the Air Force after 23 years.  I've moved all over the place and continue to love it - so sad that we're finally settling down!</p>
<p>My dream is to become a biologist, and I am studying hard to reach that goal.</p>
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<p>Hope you enjoyed my profile...and feel free to post me question, shoot me a PM, or add me as a friend!  I don't bite!</p>


Pets! Currently have my tropical tank, Betta fish tank, hermit crab tank, hamster cage (12 square feet!), and tortoise cage.
Location
Eastern USA
My Aquariums & Fish
37 gallon with Long Fin Red Minor Tetras, Neon Tetras, Red Wag Platys, Dwarf Gourami, Cory catfish
2.5 gallon with Betta
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Gender
Female

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"In order to explore new oceans, you have to have the courage to lose sight of shore."
-Anonymous
 
37 gal. planted aquarium with 11x Neon Tetra, 4x assorted Platy (2 Red Wag, 2 Tuxedo), 4x Long Fin Red Minor Tetra, 1x female crowntail Betta, 4x Cory Catfish

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