Wow, this thread has made me appreciative for something I'd never considered before - I've never been made to feel uncomfortable because I've kept amphibians, reptiles, and fish throughout much of my life. Indeed, I'd never considered it could happen. I suppose it speaks to the vastly different social contexts that exist. Although, I'll admit I have at this point selected my social environment by becoming a biologist in such a way that I think it would be highly unlikely for colleagues to think it unusual to keep a variety of animals in my home. Indeed, they are more likely to be interested.People think you're weird because of your fish? Try telling them that you keep reptiles and amphibians.