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    What Fish Do You Regret Buying?

    Years and years ago, when my husband and I first started to get into fish but still didn't know that much about them, a fish store sold us a pair of "red-bellied cichlids." After they got upsurdly large and we saw their grotesquely horrifying human-like teeth, we realized that they were red...
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    Not new, just a question...

    Not only should stores know what they are stocking but the people purchasing these aqua babies should also know. A lot of us are guilty of making that screw up when we first start keeping fish 🖐🏾. Getting what looks cool with minimal research. Now, I personally don't get anything without the...
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    Not new, just a question...

    Absolutely! I certainly don't mean blanket ban but Pacu AND the fish that you just named are honestly animals that should really only be owned by people that know what they're doing and have the appropriate setup. That's all. Though I feel the same about dogs, cats or any other animal. You need...
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    Hi there! I'm Mimi

    Thanks! Not YET but that's only because it took us every bit of the last two years to find a pleco that was not gargantuan but was large ENOUGH to not have our Bashir, go after. :) ...our blood parrot cichlid can be a bit antagonistic too. We had to really find the PERFECT pleco. After my last...
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    Hi there! I'm Mimi

    Thanks! I SUPER LOVE THEM! MY AQUABABIES. ❤️ Pleco - Benjamin (Hispanic pronunciation) Blood Parrot Cichlid - Nancy (& Sid but he's passed) Bichir - Ed Gein ...cuz he's a maniac and will eat ANYTHING that will fit in his mouth. AAAAND our Peacock Eel - Gonzo, cuz of that schnoz! 😁
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    Hi there! I'm Mimi

    I'm Mimi. I USED TO kinda view fishies as living decor BUT after a few decades of keeping them, I look at my aquatic babies just the same as my fur babies. ... even right there, behind my Epilepsy Service Dog. I can even pet them, kiss them through the glass and hand feed them. I currently...
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    Not new, just a question...

    I have had tanks for roughly two decades now. when I very first started keeping fish, I looked at them entirely differently. To me, at that point, they were living decor. I was sold two "Red Bellied Cichlids," which, as time went on and I learned more, I realized were actually red-bellied...
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    Bad stocking

    OMG! YOU ARE SO RIGHT! Long ago, when we started keeping fish, we had no idea how large pleco actually get and put a baby along with several other fish into a 30 gallon tank. BIG MISTAKE! Thankfully, we realized it quickly and upsized but by the time our pleco passed away at well over a decade...
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