My first word was "fish", and my earliest memory is of the fish tank my parents had while I was a baby. I think this image inside my head, and vague memories of my mother cleaning the tank, are the main reason why I was initially interested in the hobby.
Starting with a 10 U.S. gallon tank and easy fish like Zebra Danios, and some Cory Catfish, I quickly upgraded to a 55 gallon tank and at one time having seven tanks in a relatively small apartment. Eventually, after buying a house, I 'consolidated' things and now have two 125 U.S. gallon freshwater tanks.
I've ordered fish online, but now primarily use a store called Animal Island in Midlothian, Illinois. This store accepts fish returns for partial store credit, so I have used this to keep many different types of fish, gaining experience in a short time about a huge number of species.
My favorite fish so far: Vulture Catfish (2014):
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Tim is British and lives in the United States with his wife and kids.
He works for software developers Image Space Inc. and Studio 397 on their racing simulations, and is a fan of Gaming, Motorsports, and photography.