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ValkyrieWolf
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posted July 16, 2004 06:57 PM      Profile for ValkyrieWolf         
Hey, new here, just so thatcha know...

My dog is a cute Basenji/Chihuahua mix aptly named "Furbee." She is incredibly intelligent and is uncannily human in her expressions. She frowns, smiles, grins, and makes every number of faces we can. We adopted her as a stray in Ohio, emaciated, fly-bitten, and ridden with fleas and ticks. She is honey-colored, around 16 inches at the shoulder, and blessed with ENORMOUS ears that she swivels around like radar panels indepently of one another. It was this feature that led to her rather comical name. She's a real sweetie to humans--though rather snippy to other dogs. Though she is likely up to 6 yrs old, she learns tricks at the speed of light, but only executes them when she knows there is something in it for her. Almost a little TOO smart, there. Also a great hunter; stalks like a cat. Almost feral in that respect, but otherwise a really nice dog.

As for me--I am a catlover, a poet, and a painter, also interested in ichthyology (study of fishes). As a result I have papers and canvases scattered everywhere and four aquariums in my room, though only two contain fish. THe other two contain frogs. One 30 gal. with two mind-blowingly stupid green frogs, and one 5 gal. with an inch-long pacman frog. It is all head and mouth. It eats enough for 3 frogs. It gets the size of a baseball glove. It has a bite that can draw blood when full-grown. It is incredibly cool and, by my standards (not saying much) really cute. I'm still trying to figure out why everyone seems to get the impression that I am clinically insane.

Anyway, that's me and my dog for ya.

So, hi y'all

[ July 16, 2004, 07:02 PM: Message edited by: ValkyrieWolf ]

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posted July 16, 2004 07:01 PM      Profile for BreeZy/sheltiepups   Author's Homepage         
Hey! welcome to the forums!! your dog sounds really cute!!! not so sure about your frog!! lol [Razz]

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posted July 16, 2004 09:04 PM      Profile for Elite         
Welcome to the forum! What kind of fish do you have?

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posted July 16, 2004 09:55 PM      Profile for Amberlii   Author's Homepage         
Welcome aboard. You sound like me a "Jane of All Trades". [Wink]

Bow Wow Beds

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ValkyrieWolf
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posted July 17, 2004 08:08 AM      Profile for ValkyrieWolf         
Elite--

I have cobra guppies and swordtail fry in a 5 gal, and a 30 gal with 4 African cichlids (Malawi Golden, Electric Yellow Lab, BUmblebee, and a Powder Blue) as well as as 3 Kuhli Loaches and 4 catfish--1 regular Synodontis, the other 3 upside-down cats.

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posted July 17, 2004 11:49 AM      Profile for weimlover0816         
Welcome to the forum!!!
Everyone here is very helpful!!
Have fun and I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!

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posted July 17, 2004 12:04 PM      Profile for Elite         
I normally have more fish in common with people, lol! I have a kuhli, and he'll be getting more kuhli friends once my water problems are over (I had a nitrite spike recently, and it's not going down very fast). I'd also love to have a syno someday, I think they're wonderful, and yellow labs are probably my favorite african cichlid (I'm more of a south american kinda girl). I've never had livebearers exccept for a pair of male platys, but I was considering starting up a male guppy tank. But that'll have to wait since one of my convicts almost killed my other convict, and thus I had to move him into the tank meant for my rams, but he can't stay there, so I'm going to have to get another tank, and I wanted to get another tank for a pair of cockatoo dwarfs, and a 55 for a pair of discus and my loaches, and a 110 for a couple needlenose gars. Fish keeping definently appears to be the most expensive hobby, lol!

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posted July 17, 2004 02:48 PM      Profile for ellierat         
Hi there, welcome, I have fish too, and a wonderful cat, Hymxbirman, his name is Casper.
I have this cool shark catfish.

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posted July 17, 2004 03:57 PM      Profile for ValkyrieWolf         
Elite:

Guppies are fun, and easy to keep... they are little fish that make smaller fish, which make smaller fish in turn--until you have around 100 billion of the little buggers.
I, too, have found fish-keeping my most expensive hobby. Not even my frogs cost half as much. 'Course I got my two green frogs as tadpoles which got accidentally mixed up in a feeder fish tank, so I got those for 15 cents each. My Pacman was literally 100X more, at 15 dollars. But still rather cheap in comparison to my 18 dollar Syno, which was as much as all 3 of my upside-down cats put together. NOt to mention tank costs, which easily tops them all.

By the way, you have gar pike? That's AWESOME! I only ever got to see one of those at bait and tackle store. Man, those things are cool!

Hey, ellierat... those shark catfish are pretty neat. I'd get one, but Synodontis is the only type of cat you can have with Cichlids, and my little guppy fry would probably get eaten by it. Ya gotta watch out for the mouths on those guys! My late great Pimelodella catfish taught me that one by eating seven half-grown swordtail fry and one of my young cobra guppies!! [Eek!]

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posted July 17, 2004 04:31 PM      Profile for Elite         
I don't have the gars yet, but will as soon as I can afford the tank [Smile] That may be a while, though, a 110 is not cheap (but no aquarium is). That's kinda why I want a guppy tank...feeder food [Wink] Yum. That and guppies are absoloutly stunning, lol. I was told to establish a livebearer "farm" in the 110 first, and then get the gars after that is established, so that hopefully the gars would hae an endless supplyof food, and I wouldn't have to feel horrible about each individual fish I put in their tank :-P I have a common pleco who has to move to that tank, too.

I don't have a lot of expensive fish...my angels, when I had them, were, but they got killed by the convicts I got for free (ugh). No my most expensive fish is my farlowella, at a whopping $20. He's probably my longest lived fish, though. When I get my discus tank, though, is when I'll start spending far to much...$60 a fish. No one should be allowed to charge that much, lol!

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