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zophie

Member, Female, 29, from Vancouver

I'm getting a new betta! Mar 19, 2011

zophie was last seen:
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    1. coldcazzie
      coldcazzie
      Thanks! I know this is a month late but I suck at noticing these things! My hair's not been purple for a while now - I stopped having time to do it when the youngest was born (she's nearly 2), it will go purple again in about a year :) x
    2. Hmongol
      Hmongol
      Umm, might be a little late on the reply but that's because I didn't know about the feature and it's notification >.<
      Anywho thanks for the note and what kind of new betta did you get?
    3. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      georgia died :(
    4. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      thanks! i think the other turtle is handling his loss pretty well.... i just hoped whichever cat that took it had a great meal.
    5. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      Charlotte and Georgia are great hiders.... or they just don't like smiling for the camera. haven't seen any signs of bristles yet, they're about 3 inches so id think they're females...
    6. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      can't find the pics i took and my camera's crap! maybe i can try my best...
    7. AstonN24vantage
    8. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      charlie and georgia are doing great!
    9. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      great, actually. pooping big green poops ;)
    10. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      i guess charlie and georgia have hit the 2 week mark. by my speculations, that makes them immortal for a while.
    11. zophie
      zophie
      I'm getting a new betta!
      1. Hmongol
        Hmongol
        Thanks, I love it here!
        Jun 20, 2011
      2. Hmongol
        Hmongol
        I did, that website was very informative! Thanks!
        Jun 25, 2011
      3. Hmongol
        Hmongol
        Yeah, I entered him into the contest so wish me luck :D
        Jul 17, 2011
    12. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      2, Charlotte (again lol) and Georgia. I think they're both boys, but they're small. When I'm sure I'll change their names. How are your bn?
    13. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      i finally found some bristlenose! ablinos! they're great!
    14. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      not really no.... :( i want bn so bad but no more room! could i squeeze one in a 10g?
    15. AstonN24vantage
      AstonN24vantage
      how are your platies? havent heard from you in a while
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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Jul 28, 1989 (Age: 29)
    Location:
    Vancouver
    My Aquariums & Fish:
    50 gal.-- Kodiak and Trudy, BN Pleco + fry
    50 gal.--- Savannah and Oscar, BN Pleco + fry
    50 gal.---Grace and Jesse, BN Pleco + fry
    100 gal--- 50 x Juvinile BN Pleco
    100 gal--- 15 x Emperor Tetra's, soon more fish!
    5 gal--- Male betta, Kenji
    5 gal.--- Male betta, Sumi
    5.5 gal-- Male betta, Jewel
    5 gal Fluval Chi- Betta, unknown gender/name
    [size=&quot;4&quot;][font=&quot;Impact&quot;] The Bristlenose Pleco[/font][/size]<br />
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    Getting Started<br />
    When I first set up my humble little 20 gallon, my first fish tank, and plopped in a few fish, I soon realised that I had a quite severe problem if algae. I went to my LFS, and asked how I could get rid of it. They recommended that I get a fish called a Bristlenose Pleco- apparently they ate algae, and stayed small and peaceful. So that day, I brought home two small BN’s, and named them Kodiak and Trudy. At first Kodiak and Trudy were mere cleaners to me... I had no attachment too them, and never really took into consideration their diet, water preference, and over-all well being. Soon, if course, that was all to change. When my beautiful BN’s turned one, I started to grow attached to them... nearly all of my original fish had died, except for these little two, who had now grown quite big! Slowly I modified my tank to cater to their needs.... I only had a small shoal of Silver-Tip Tetras in there with them, and they were fed fresh foods, given proper water quality, and daily water changes. When my BN’s spawned, I was happy, because it meant they were happy, but I also had no idea what I was going to do with the baby’s. But when my Tetra’s started to eat the new-borne baby’s, I had to save them.... I scooped them up, and placed them in an old quarantine tank, where they thrived. I had initially thought that I would give them to my LFS, but after a warning from a friend, saying that they would probably just feed them to other fish, I had to keep Trudy and Kodiak’s babies. I bought a 20 gallon tank, and slowly raised the baby’s until they were so big that they needed a 50 gallon! I started to get serious in my little business of breeding, and sold them to friends and fish dealers. I saved a few that I had grown attached two, two female’s named Savannah and Grace, and two males named Oscar and Strider. I put the juveniles together, and as they grew, they soon pared themselves up (Savannah and Oscar, Grace and Strider) and became my official breeders. These four fish, along with their parents, soon became my breeders, who I loved and pampered.<br />
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    Now<br />
    It has been six years since Trudy and Kodiak spawned... I now have a thriving business of breeding top-quality BN’s. This is my passion, and probably always will be. Whenever a new batch of fry are produced, I think back to the day when I first purchased two little black fish, who I had no love for, who I considered my cleaning service. Little did I know that over the next year I would get so attached to them that they were like my little slimy children. I have raised 100’s and 100’s of BN... They never stop surprising me, and they will always have a place in my heart. <br />
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    You<br />
    When people come to ask me if they should get a BN, I say “Yes!” BN’s are the most amazing fish, I’m sure you will love your little sucking baby. If you have any questions about Bristle Nose Pleco, please talk to me. You can post on my wall, or PM me, PM’s preferred. I will try and make sure that you have happy BN keeping. So, if you ever need help... please ask,<br />
    And happy BN keeping!<br />
    Zophie <img src='http://www.fishforums.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' />

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    You know why I love Bettas? Because to me, they aren't like fish. They're like little dogs or cats.

    Do you know why I love Bristle Nose Catfish? Because they make me laugh.

    Why do you love your fish?