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Old 25-05-2012, 07:05   #16
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Re: Fish!

I have a beta fish also. He is in a plastic tank that I velcroed to a counter. His tank is decorated with small seashells that I found & cleaned. When underway, I have a lid that goes on the tank. I've had him for 3 yrs. now.

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Old 25-05-2012, 09:18   #17
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Fish are food, not friends!

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Old 25-05-2012, 09:33   #18
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emergency food for liferaft,,fresh sushi
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Old 25-05-2012, 09:50   #19
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Re: Fish!

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So, is it possible to have a 5-10-15 gal. tank on board?
The things to consider I can come up with are: sloshing, and if you untie from the dock it will slosh, the ability to refresh the water and the stability of the tank itself. A small tank would make each of these less of a problem. I wouldn't have a glass tank on board unless it's very small. The larger the tank and the smaller the boat the more weight might be a factor as well. Water weighs about 8 lbs. per gallon so with a larger tank you want it placed so it doesn't imbalance the boat.

I'm an inveterate fish watcher but find that the critters in the ocean do it for me. You do have to consider if it is worth it to you to have a tank on board; I don't imagine any of the problems are insurmountable though.
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Old 25-05-2012, 10:20   #20
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Re: Fish!

i have pet fishies under my keel.. they help keep botttom of boat cleaned. they are mojarra, blowfish, mullet(lisa) and some cute lil look like angel fish--and some others--i aso feed them bubbas old fudz when he refuses to finish it before his next meal....-

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