So I was asked, "What Gay guy has Tropical Fish"....?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 27, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    So I had my carpets cleaned in my house on Friday. I went to the gym early since the KU game would be on and knew I was going to be putting my house back together during the game. A couple of friends were also encouraging me to go out and since I was busy with all... they decided to stop by and see what my house looked like as I was trying to clean up.
    They brought along a couple of guys who I've met, but don't know well enough to be friends.

    One of those who I just know by name wandered into my bedroom, made a comment I didn't really hear then exclaimed, "You have tropical fish.. what gay guy has tropical fish"?

    Of course I was a little perplexed and asked him what he meant. "Well they are pretty smelly and dirty aren't they"? I'm surprised you have them next to your bed". My response was, "I grew up with horses, I cleaned up horse shit every day, I don't think fish are a problem". His comment back was, "I wouldn't do it... not here" and walked back into my living room.
    My response was.....icon_rolleyes.gif to one of my friends.

    So who here, besides Adrien (Muchmorethanmuscle) has or has had tropical fish?
    LOL
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    Mar 27, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    ME! Three tanks. Not smelly at all. Water changes every week. I actually enjoy watching decomposed fish poop go up the tube during gravel cleaning.
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    Mar 27, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    I always used to when I lived in town. I always gave them, and all the equipment, away when I moved. I've been thinking of starting some marine tanks lately, but I don't want the aerator noise in the house. How can you stand the noise next to your bed?
    Then I was thinking of starting a northwest marine tank and collecting the specimens myself, but the chiller noise would be even worse.

    (I do have several 50-gallon tanks of minnows and daphnia, and the like in the greenhouse, but those are for work. One customer keeps asking me to start some coral tanks, but I doubt that I could recover the costs.)

    (BTW, It may have nothing to do with the comment, but a fish tank in a dorm room always seemed to draw random girls into the room.)
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    Mar 27, 2011 5:07 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said

    One of those who I just know by name wandered into my bedroom, made a comment I didn't really hear then exclaimed, "You have tropical fish.. what gay guy has tropical fish"?



    So who here, besides Adrien (Muchmorethanmuscle) has or has had tropical fish?
    LOL


    Ugh. "What a maroon!" to quote Bugs Bunny!icon_wink.gif

    Despite "Steel Magnolias" (AKA, your stranger-in-the-bedroom-commentator) claim, not all gay men are named Mark, Rick or Steven, and not all gay men have track-lighting. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Some of us enjoy fish, just not the type with two legs!

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    Mar 27, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    I've had an aquarium on the go most of my life although not for the past 4 years. I'll get another one set up sooner or later though. I kept my decent Fluval canister filter for just such an occasion.
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    Mar 27, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    mindgarden said(BTW, It may have nothing to do with the comment, but a fish tank in a dorm room always seemed to draw random girls into the room.)

    You were allowed fish in your dorms? icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 27, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    do you like fish sticks?
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    Mar 27, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
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    mindgarden said(BTW, It may have nothing to do with the comment, but a fish tank in a dorm room always seemed to draw random girls into the room.)

    You were allowed fish in your dorms? icon_confused.gif


    Yes. And that Flintstone chap even got away with keeping a small dogosaurus in his room for a semester, until the authorities realized that he didn't really need it as a service animal.
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    Mar 27, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidSo I had my carpets cleaned in my house on Friday. I went to the gym early since the KU game would be on and knew I was going to be putting my house back together during the game. A couple of friends were also encouraging me to go out and since I was busy with all... they decided to stop by and see what my house looked like as I was trying to clean up.
    They brought along a couple of guys who I've met, but don't know well enough to be friends.

    One of those who I just know by name wandered into my bedroom, made a comment I didn't really hear then exclaimed, "You have tropical fish.. what gay guy has tropical fish"?

    Of course I was a little perplexed and asked him what he meant. "Well they are pretty smelly and dirty aren't they"? I'm surprised you have them next to your bed". My response was, "I grew up with horses, I cleaned up horse shit every day, I don't think fish are a problem". His comment back was, "I wouldn't do it... not here" and walked back into my living room.
    My response was.....icon_rolleyes.gif to one of my friends.

    So who here, besides Adrien (Muchmorethanmuscle) has or has had tropical fish?
    LOL

    I dont think making a comparison of a fish tank with horse shit is making a very good case for the fish tank. "Well, it doesnt smell as bad a pile of horse shit in the bedroom." No, that doesnt carry the argument for me.

    I would have just pointed out the tank is neither dirty or smelly. And given him a very quizzical look.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 27, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    I like fish, but not the hassle of maintaining them.
  • ursa_minor

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    Mar 27, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    I used to maintain a 100 gallon tank mostly with Malawi cichlids, eventually i transformed it into a seawater tank having completed my Dory - Nemo tandem (and indeed my Nemo has an abnormally small pelvic fin, the original having the pectoral anomaly).

    in 2006 there was a typhoon so strong it knocked out the electrical power for 2 weeks in our town in the Philippines and yeah, my hobby just died with the fishes.icon_cry.gif