What age did you start?

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What age did you start?

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Hi guys! Was wondering what age did you start your first catfish tank? :-b

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Post by fat meloe! »

Does a tank with only one catfish (and plenty of non catfish) count as a catfish tank? :d

I started general fishkeeping from a very young age.

P.S. I'd probably say that such a tank certainly counts. Even feeding a common Pterygoplichthys is fun!

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Approximately age 8 years old. Quickly started breeding convicts, Geophagus, mbuna, and Steatocranus casuarius. Stepped away at age 16 due to life, then resumed full blown at age 51. Now 55 (almost).

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Post by Martin S »

Around 10-11. Had a few years in my thirties without a tank, but have pretty much had one (or more) tanks for near on 40 years!

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I was 14 when I started keeping fish. Had some Corydoras pygmaeus

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First tank at age 52.

First tank dedicated to catfish was at age 54 when I set up a 10 gal. to hold bn fry.

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I was 11 years old. But it was a 7 gallons with a small Ameiurus melas. Then, at this moment, I have 4 tank and 18 species whose 8 species of catfish.

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I started keeping fish when I was 12. Now 65 years later and about 100 tanks and 5 ponds I'm still at it.
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Post by Jools »

Seven, fishing here aged 5 or 6, didn't get a tropical tank until about a year later, catfish went in very early on.


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10. My older brother got a small tank for his tenth birthday, he did not care about, but I was very jealous of it. So, fore my tenth birthday there was no discussion possible.
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