Mar 31

Get to know your fellow members

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Well hello my fellow fish keepers I thought this might be a fun way to get to know all the new and seasoned members of the club. I will list some get to know you questions please copy and past them to your post and fill them out. Please add your own questions with your answers if there is anything else you would like to know about your fellow members.

 

1. First name: Jacob

2. How many years in the hobby: 12 years on and off

3. What got you started: I started with saltwater because of the corals and bright colored fish but when I had my son had to give it up but started back with fresh water about 6 months ago.

4. How many tanks do you have: I have 1 tank running right now but I have a few empty ones just waiting to be setup someday.

5. What is your favorite aquatic pet you have now: My favorite has to be my cherry shrimp I find them so fun to watch.

6. What aquatic pet would you like to have: My next tank will be setup for panda corydoras and some dumbo dragon guppies.

7. Planted tank vs artificial decor: I am all for planted tanks my favorite has to be my metallic red crypt and my anubious nana.

8. What brought you to the club: I found this club online and have found everyone to be super friendly and helpful and it is great to spend time with other people who enjoy fish as much as I do.

9. One piece of advice to give to someone just starting out: I would say do your research and take your time nothing good happens right away and never be afraid to ask questions.

 

 

1. First name: Raychel

2. How many years in the hobby: 17 years on and off, in reality I only kept fish around 7 years total

3. What got you started: I won a goldfish at the school fair, and then convinced my grandmother to get me a 55 gallon tank for my thirteenth birthday.

4. How many tanks do you have: I have a 20 gallon long that needs to be set up and a betta tank at work.

5. What is your favorite aquatic pet you have now: By default the betta at work. But I really do like bettas they are very personable fish.

6. What aquatic pet would you like to have: I would really like to keep a native species like a pygmy sunfish or shiners but I would like to have a little bit more experience in the hobby first. I am also very interested in live bearers.

7. Planted tank vs artificial decor: I prefer planted tanks.

8. What brought you to the club: I found the club online as well. It is great to get to interact with other hobbyists and learn new things through the lectures.

9. One piece of advice to give to someone just starting out: My advice would be to get a larger tank than you think you will need starting out. Larger tanks are easier to keep stable for the fish and a wider range of species can fit into a 20 gallon than say a 3 gallon.

 

. First name: Susan

2. How many years in the hobby: 40 ys on and off

3. What got you started: I hate to say it but goldfish I won at our pool. They dropped them in the pool and we had to catch them. When I think of it now I cringe. I think I was about 8-10 years old.

4. How many tanks do you have: 5

5. What is your favorite aquatic pet you have now: Aspidoras I got from Don. Awesome little catfish, so quick and friendly. Just saw my first 2 fry the other day. Not breeding them, they just hatched and made it on their own. Also love my shrimp.

6. What aquatic pet would you like to have: Love to have Discus again, just did not do well with them.

7. Planted tank vs artificial decor: I am all for planted tanks, almost all plants from PVAS members, all easy going no CO2 etc. They either live or die in my house.

8. What brought you to the club: A friend found out about the club, we both went to a meeting. I was hooked, he was not. Oh well, still going every month for years now.

9. One piece of advice to give to someone just starting out: come to a meeting, talk to people, find out info from talks, talk to people, talk to people, talk to people. I have been a member for years and I still hear names of fish I know nothing about. I occasionally look up something online as it is up for auction.

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1. First name: Ben (12 yrs old)

2. How many years in the hobby: less than a year

3. What got you started: My dad got a 20 gal and a few goldfish, then made me a stand and bought a 10 gal for my room. I started getting into live plants, and got sucked in!

4. How many tanks do you have: 13 tanks, ranging form 3.5 gal to 55 gal.

5. What is your favorite aquatic pet you have now: Ugh. Toss up between my pea puffer pair, and the largest of my recent German Blue Rams I've raised after pulling the eggs . . . guess it's the GBR today!

6. What aquatic pet would you like to have: Oh my . . . in a big tank someday, I'd like to try some paratilapia polleni with electric blue acara. Crazy . . . maybe wouldn't work . . . but the black and blue seems cool!

7. Planted tank vs artificial decor: Planted!

8. What brought you to the club: This has become such an obsession. I started asking around about clubs, and learned that PVAS was the nearest club -- even though we live 3 hrs away! My dad got us memberships.

9. One piece of advice to give to someone just starting out: Well, I am just starting out, so I've got no experienced advice! What I am learning is that this hobby is part Science and part Art . . . depending on what sort of person each fish keeper is, depends on the degree of each.

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