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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:40 pm

I don't remember how old he was. He must have been in his mid-teens I would guess.

I remember finding the fish dried and stiff on the floor. I told my dad and we had no idea what happened to them, lol. I don't remember being too upset, just kind of surprised that they were on the floor!

We can't keep fish alive here either for very long. And we don't keep alcohol in the house!


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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:54 pm

We can't keep goldfish alive, either, Pam. I have a Betta fish that's survived almost a year now - and I think that's a record.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:56 pm

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We can't keep goldfish alive, either, Pam. I have a Betta fish that's survived almost a year now - and I think that's a record.
I've got two tanks full of fish. A ten gallon full of guppies, which I use as feeders for me OTHER tank, where I keep a bunch of aggressives.

No goldfish though. They're nasty to keep if you're serious into fish. Mess your tank up. I've got, let's see, 3 sharks, an Oscar, a few cichlids, a HUGE Pacu, stuff like that. I'll post a pic of the tank when I find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:01 pm

My brother had two Oscars. The one Oscar was HUGE. And, I swear, he repeatedly tried to jump out of the tank. The tank had a lid, but the fish was so big, he could push it up. So, Aaron kept something on top to weigh it down. I went over there to feed his fish for him once. I opened the lid, and the fish jumped out ONTO the floor!! I about died. I never offered to feed his Oscars for him again.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:03 pm

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My brother had two Oscars. The one Oscar was HUGE. And, I swear, he repeatedly tried to jump out of the tank. The tank had a lid, but the fish was so big, he could push it up. So, Aaron kept something on top to weigh it down. I went over there to feed his fish for him once. I opened the lid, and the fish jumped out ONTO the floor!! I about died. I never offered to feed his Oscars for him again.

Mine jumps like that when he's hungry. The only thing I've had jump out though is a shark.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:48 pm

We have a tank full of guppies and so far, so good. Of course we don't end up with too many babies; I guess the others eat them.

We have an algae eater in with them; helps keep the tank clean.

We did have a little white frog but for some reason it ended up dying. I gave it a proper burial at sea ending up with a "flushing" salute!



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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:05 pm

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We have a tank full of guppies and so far, so good. Of course we don't end up with too many babies; I guess the others eat them.

We have an algae eater in with them; helps keep the tank clean.

We did have a little white frog but for some reason it ended up dying. I gave it a proper burial at sea ending up with a "flushing" salute!

They will eat their young sometimes, but if you feed them regular, it'll stop. You gotta watch though. Those things breed like rabbits, and mess up your tank.

Low watt bulbs are good to keep algae down. I messed up and put energy savers in my guppy tank, and it algaed up like crazy. They were low watt, but bright light, and it was a mess. Ohwell. Lesson learned.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:17 pm

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They will eat their young sometimes, but if you feed them regular, it'll stop. You gotta watch though. Those things breed like rabbits, and mess up your tank.

I don't mind too much them eating them; easy population control. But we do have a bunch of them but not really any babies.

You would think they were starving, the way they flock to where you feed them and they eat regularly. Pigs! Nope, I meant fish! grinsmiley



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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:00 pm

Misti wrote:
flatbroke wrote:
They will eat their young sometimes, but if you feed them regular, it'll stop. You gotta watch though. Those things breed like rabbits, and mess up your tank.

I don't mind too much them eating them; easy population control. But we do have a bunch of them but not really any babies.

You would think they were starving, the way they flock to where you feed them and they eat regularly. Pigs! Nope, I meant fish! grinsmiley

lol

You should try feeding my aggressives. Nobody even tries anymore but me. They swarm and jump up out of the water. grinsmiley
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:09 pm

Are those the one they have in Wal-Mart in little containers all by themselves? I think that would freak me out...them doing that when I would try and feed them. I'd probably just let them starve to death!

A few months ago we were in Wal-mart looking at fish and another family was buying some. They were asking if some type of fish there would get along with their bigger fish and the salesman was like, "Let's see." He stuck the smaller fish in with the bigger ones and quick as a flash, the bigger ones ate them. He was like, "I guess not!"



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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:02 am

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Are those the one they have in Wal-Mart in little containers all by themselves? I think that would freak me out...them doing that when I would try and feed them. I'd probably just let them starve to death!

A few months ago we were in Wal-mart looking at fish and another family was buying some. They were asking if some type of fish there would get along with their bigger fish and the salesman was like, "Let's see." He stuck the smaller fish in with the bigger ones and quick as a flash, the bigger ones ate them. He was like, "I guess not!"

Nah. I've had bad luck with Wal-Mart fish. I got these at a pet store. But Wal-Mart has them.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:22 am

I'd rather skip the fish. I have more fun with my furry friends since the fish don't add anything to our playtime! grinsmiley



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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:53 pm

A fish sounds like a boring pet to me (no affence) You can't walk it or play with it just look at it!....but i guess for younger kids its good pet to teach them to take care of something like feeding it ECT!

that reminds me of a esp of full house were michelle has a goldfish and she kills it by mistake..she gives it a bath, she did't know u don't give fish baths.. just clean the fish's tank!
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:08 pm

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A fish sounds like a boring pet to me (no affence) You can't walk it or play with it just look at it!....but i guess for younger kids its good pet to teach them to take care of something like feeding it ECT!

that reminds me of a esp of full house were michelle has a goldfish and she kills it by mistake..she gives it a bath, she did't know u don't give fish baths.. just clean the fish's tank!

lol...yeah fish are pretty boring unless you're old and lazy and just like watching your pets walk themselves. grinsmiley

I loved Full House. The Olsen twins were cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:11 pm

Fish could be exciting pets. Some of them have a strong personality...and they even FIGHTS between them! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 8:34 pm

This video is a bit more for the Christmas spirit, but it definitely fits with what crazy pets do! I absolutely love this dog!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sUL0KCIc48&feature=related


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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:19 pm

flatbroke wrote:
sweetheart wrote:
A fish sounds like a boring pet to me (no affence) You can't walk it or play with it just look at it!....but i guess for younger kids its good pet to teach them to take care of something like feeding it ECT!

that reminds me of a esp of full house were michelle has a goldfish and she kills it by mistake..she gives it a bath, she did't know u don't give fish baths.. just clean the fish's tank!

lol...yeah fish are pretty boring unless you're old and lazy and just like watching your pets walk themselves. grinsmiley

I loved Full House. The Olsen twins were cool.

lol

ya full house used to be my favoried show...hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:00 pm

My husband and I love dwarf hamsters. We walked into a pet store to buy some hamster food for the one we had. I went to look at the dwarf hamsters and I saw something I never thought I would see. This little hamster would run, climb on the house, jump off, stand on its hind legs, "faint," and do it all over again.
We stood there and watched her for a good 5-10 mins. even the store clerk was amazed and stated " she has never done that before." Naturally we had to get her. Do you think she ever did it again? NOOOOO. I think she smelled us coming. ROTFL


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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:36 am

LOL! That is crazy! ROTFL LOL! She was putting on a show so that you'd buy her!



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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:18 pm

We had a hamster that would stuff his cheeks so full that he looked like a body builder.





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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:33 pm

Just yesterday my son & I stood at our kitchen window and observed our dog doing doing the craziest thing ever! Jenna (our Beagle) actually hid behind a tree watching her 'sister' (Our Golden Mix, Chelsey Wink ) who was standing about 30 feet away. Chelsey was not paying any attention to Jenna, her back facing her. Jenna did not move a muscle for at least a minute, and literally 'peered' around this tree! My son asked, "What the heck is she doing???" (he thought she was afraid of Chelsey for some reason), and I said, "No, I think she's playing hide and seek!!" He swore that she was not smart enough to actually do this...he's always teasing my other son how dumb 'his' dog is. :scratch: Well, sure enough, Chelsey started moving across the yard toward the tree (she did NOT know Jenna was there) and at the last minute Jenna jumped out at her and Chelsey freaked!! ROTFL OMG...SOOOOOO funny to watch and if ONLY I'd had my camcorder going!!! Guess our pea-brained Beagle isn't so stupid after all! Whistle


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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:42 pm

Oh, that's funny, Amy!

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We had a hamster that would stuff his cheeks so full that he looked like a body builder.

Laughing I told this before, but when my neighbor's daughter Linsey was about ten, she told me that she and her Mom had just come back from Walmart: "We got a lounge chair, some throw rugs, a laundry hamster..."

I think she meant "hamper." Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:09 pm

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:laughing33:I told this before, but when my neighbor's daughter Linsey was about ten, she told me that she and her Mom had just come back from Walmart: "We got a lounge chair, some throw rugs, a laundry hamster..."

I think she meant "hamper." Laughing



That is so funny, Rob. When I was typing hamster I had to make sure not to
type hampster instead.





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PostSubject: Re: Crazy things pets do..   Thu Apr 03, 2008 6:09 pm

Of course this isn't my pet, but while we were on the subject of hamsters ..... sorry to post back to back, but I just came across this again.






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