Why I love this hobby

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Paul B, 5 May 2013.

  1. Paul B

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    I mean is it me, look at how cool some of this stuff is. You can have a dog, and well, it's a dog. OK everybody has a dog. (I don't) or you can have a cat although I don't know why anyone would have a cat. (I don't have one and never will) My Daughter has one for about a year and I don't think I ever saw the thing. I have no idea what color it is, how many legs it has, nothing, it's a cat. It's name is probably, cat. Maybe Felix, I have no idea.
    But fish are so cool. How many different types of cats are there? 4, 7? Who knows, and more importantly. Who cares. It's a cat.
    But fish. OMG, there are thousands, and they don't poop in a stinky litterbox, they don't spit up those disquesting hair balls or scratch the furnature (although they sometimes leak on it). When they die, you flush it and go buy another one. Even catfish are cooler than cats. Hech, amphipods are cooler than cats. OK, so I don't like cats, don't hate me. I know a lot of people have cats. I don't know why. But a lot of people don't know why I have fish. They just don't get it.
    If you have a dog or cat, you give it some food and water and forget about it. But fish, have a life. Well for me they do. Yes, I know, I am weird.
    But I do have multitudes of friends, some since grammar school but of course none of them have fish. They all have dogs and cats.
    My wife has a cousin and quite a few years ago we went to their house for dinner and they have this big cat. It could have been a lion but they said it was just a house cat. It was on top of this high piece of furnature starring at us. Her cousin said not to make any sudden moves or the cat will attach you. I mean, Really. Would you have an animal that may attack you if you make a sudden move? I can run back and forth in front of my tank for as long as 15 minutes and not one of my clown gobies will make a move towards me.
    My neighbor is going on vacation and she wants me to feed her dog. I hate that dog and I am scared to death of it. Whenever I walk up to her door, it growls, barks, jumps up and down and scratches curses in the glass door referencing me. She says he is playing. Like Duh, Playing. I get the horrors when I go there and now I have to play with this thing.
    Anyway. Fish are so interesting and cool. just look at these guys. Try and get a cat that looks like this.
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    Haha dude this made me chuckle :) I love all animals and I think every species has a unique set of characteristics which intrigue the curious minded. I think what makes this hobby so awesome is having a complex ecosystem at our fingertips, beautiful colours, unusual behavior and a host of possibilities to keep us entertained .
     
  4. Paul B

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    Yes they do, like these newborn octopus.
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    Or cool crabs

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    This red and white thing on the rock is a crab, how cool is that?
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    And the beauty of this bluestrip pipefish

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    Stunning specimens paul!!! & the newborn octopus are a first for me. Ive never seen anyone with that!
    And yes, i fully agree that there are no other pet or hobby with so many different species/variations than keeping marines.
    (Dont forget the bloody allergies that cats and dogs can give you. Ive never had an alergic reaction from my fish... Lol)
     
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    This is also first time i see baby octopus. What do you feed them when they that small. They so tiny what do they eat when they so small.
     
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    @Paul B, can you perhaps try to take a better pic of this crab. Would love to see what it looks like!!!
    Have you been able to ID it?

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    Some cool creatures there, I agree and want to add a little of what is interesting as just one pic of what there is the wild that’s a little special as well.
    I always feel a laugh coming on at this ocy with a very natural bra?

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  9. Paul B

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    Baby octopus eat adult brine shrimp or live worms, they are not easy to raise.
    That decorator arrow crab is very cool and I rarely se them. I don't have another picture.

    This is a close up of one of those baby octopus.

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    This is a very rare and beautiful octopus. :biggrin:
     
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