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#1 don212

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 08:31 AM

my silverside captured a few months ago with Casper and Mike, leaped out of my tank a few days ago, kind of sad, many of my aquarium residents are special, for the people events and locations associated with their procurement, i have a loggerhead turtle presented to me at dinner by  Casper, a group of coastal shiners captured during a 5 day canoe trip, my flagfish came from a chainstore, but in exchange for an exotic catfish, i caught, and brought to the store, memories are a side benefit of collecting.

 

 



#2 Casper

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 05:34 PM

:)


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#3 keepnatives

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 11:57 PM

For sure the stories are huge.  I'll always remember Casper's gifting of the turtle at the restaurant that waitress was quite understanding.


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Schenectady NY

#4 mattknepley

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:02 AM

The memories sure are a big part of it for many of us, including myself. Some fishes retell adventures when you see them. Others are almost like comfort food, soothing and reassuring and nostalgic. (And of course, some might be actual FOOD, too!) Some remind you of friendships; I have yet to me a Nocomis that doesn't make me think of Mike Wolfe! Or a Speckled Madtom that doesn't make me recall with equal parts shame, guilt, and amusement Mr. Beaman and I being asked for a directions by a lost old lady who saw us streamside. We consulted the DeLorme, and authoritatively (but of course, accidentally) sent her so nowhere near where she wanted to go she's probably still lost. A whole host of other fishes bring forth memories.

So yes, Don, it is kinda sad. But at the risk of being a weenie, I think maybe "bittersweet" is more appropriate. I hope a new sentimental arrives in due time to fill its spot in your tank, mind, and heart.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."

#5 don212

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:55 AM

For sure the stories are huge.  I'll always remember Casper's gifting of the turtle at the restaurant that waitress was quite understanding.

that was a hoot wasn't it



#6 FirstChAoS

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 10:55 PM

a loggerhead sea turtle? How big of a tank do you have?

Collecting with others leads to great stories, like me and mike seining a beaver.

Oh, and Silverside Suicide sounds like a name for a fish themed band.



#7 littlen

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 06:43 AM

a loggerhead sea turtle? How big of a tank do you have?

Musk turtle.  


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#8 az9

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 06:33 AM

my silverside captured a few months ago with Casper and Mike, leaped out of my tank a few days ago, kind of sad, many of my aquarium residents are special, for the people events and locations associated with their procurement, i have a loggerhead turtle presented to me at dinner by  Casper, a group of coastal shiners captured during a 5 day canoe trip, my flagfish came from a chainstore, but in exchange for an exotic catfish, i caught, and brought to the store, memories are a side benefit of collecting.

 

 

 

Not sure if it's practical for you guys, but I have fine bird netting I stretch over my fish tanks to prevent that. 



#9 don212

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 10:04 PM

a loggerhead sea turtle? How big of a tank do you have?

Collecting with others leads to great stories, like me and mike seining a beaver.

Oh, and Silverside Suicide sounds like a name for a fish themed band.

sounds like a metal band, 4 inch juvenile loggerhead musk turtle in a 10 gallon tank






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