@Yellowdahlia His name is Ah Choy (Chinese for Lucky!!! LOL!) and he's about 22 inches long, I think! He's one huge fish!!!! His tank is HUGE too! But not the hugest there is! I dunno, I never measured! Maybe like 5 by 5 feet.
Have you ever had planted aquariums. My friend has had several. She says they are v. v. expensive to maintain!
I love watching them at someone else's home. My DD wants one, just know that she will try to play with it. Will have to have a serious talk before that happens. Koi can get really tame though. My nephew (4) put some chicken spice on their food to make it nicer. He also put the TV remote in the tank for them in case they wanted to watch TV while he was at school.
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well, yes and no, they are so interesting to watch but the tanks get stinky!
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Hee hee - I have a blue Betta Fish named "Pan" (short for Panera) and he resides in a cute 1.5 gallon aquarium. I enjoy watching him swim around and eat his little pellets with such gusto.
Of course the fish is a gateway pet leading to a cat :)
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No, I prefer to eat them.
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We have 5 goldfish that we have had for 7 years. We got them when they were just tiny little gold fish, now the smallest one is about 5 inches long and the biggest one is about 7 inches long. They are very therapeutic to watch.
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