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Furry companions...

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Airkid, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    I believe it's a Cichlidae (not 100% sure about the spelling in English) . An Astronotus ocellatus (or Oscar).

    I've had some freshwater fishes many years ago, and some are indeed smart and interactive.

    The Chiclidae family originates mainly from Africa, but I believe there are some in South America as well. Some of them, including the Oscar, can be highly interactive with people. Oscars can also grow pretty large, and will change colors during the process. I believe the one from Malc is still quite young.


    Cheers!
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  2. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter


    Oscar! I used to have one of these, it would swim right up to my hand for tiny pieces of hamburger bits. They get pretty big if given some room in the aquarium. Very cool fish!
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  4. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    "Oscar! I used to have one of these, it would swim right up to my hand for tiny pieces of hamburger bits. They get pretty big if given some room in the aquarium. Very cool fish!"

    Indeed! :)

    Among various families and species, I've had a couple of Chiclidae, but no Oscars. Remember having a few of the more common Angelfish (scalare), but was never really lucky with these nor having them breed, and Kribensis (these ones are pretty interesting in the way they lay their eggs and then how they protect their small ones; they even hide them in their mouth :joyful: ) .
    Can't remember if I had more Chiclidae :confused:

    But I remember that my favorite tropical fishes were some of the Trichogaster species, in particular the Dwarf Gourami (or Colisa lalia, or Trichogaster lalius), they are IMHO quite attractive, and smart, can come eat on our hands, and their breeding season is a marvelous spectacle to watch! They build a kind of air bubble nests on the surface of the water, and lay their eggs in there! Amazing! :p

    Another species I also loved a lot was the Botia Macracantha, a very nice, interactive and colorful fish!



    And yes, that could very well be how the entrance of Heaven looks like :)

    When my time comes, I'm pretty sure there will be a whole lot of former friends already gone waiting for me... I'm counting on that anyway ;)



    Cheers!
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  5. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    When my time comes, I'm pretty sure there will be a whole lot of former friends already gone waiting for me... I'm counting on that anyway ;)



    Cheers![/quote]


    Same here! At least I hope so............Rainbow Bridge.


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  6. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Cichlid, commonly known as an Oscar.

    He/she is not a year old yet, eats out of my fingers.
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  7. Tommy Atkins Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    My four legged friend Poppy the double doodle!

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  8. Tommy Atkins Active Member

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    Poppy enjoying the view on the Norfolk Broads a couple of years ago!

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  9. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    "Same here! At least I hope so............Rainbow Bridge."

    That is a beautiful text that brought tears to my eyes... (y)

    And that description (even tho I had never read it before) is exactly how I imagine all my former furry and feathered friends in Heaven, while awaiting for us to meet again!
    All playing together in a vast and green prairie...

    I'm sure we will meet again. And as time goes by on this plane of existence, that day is coming closer every single day, with no fear nor regrets. This is just an experience we all have to go through, and then when the time is right, we go back Home :)


    Thanks for posting that (y)


    Cheers!
  10. Wayneb A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Yes...... I have that text next to me as I respond on this evil infested computer. All the dogs I have had over all my years. Every one has been my best friend and I will never forget the memories. People let you down......Dogs never do......as long as you don't mind picking up a little crap every now and then.:)

    Wayne
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  11. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    "People let you down......Dogs never do....."


    So true... (y)


    Cheers!
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  12. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter


    Who knew our "Elysian Fields" would also include our pets!
    Count me in...
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  13. fogie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I guess we've all been here one way or another.....

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    Mike
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  14. Old Pete Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Yes sadley to many times
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  15. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi to all

    Clearly we all would be lost without furry friends no matter what type

    Great to see pics

    We haven't a furry friend but if we were able to it would be a rescue one

    Nap
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  16. Dolf Active Member

    Country:
    Portugal
    "Who knew our "Elysian Fields" would also include our pets!"


    That what we call the "after life", I know 100% that it exists. I've seen it (or parts of it anyway), and it was then full of human Souls.
    IMHO it shouldn't be called that way... because Souls are very much alive in there... and I believe even more knowledgeable and more complete than here on this plane of existence. The limitations of every kind exist here, not there.

    Now, I haven't seen no furry Souls, or other non-human Souls, but I'm pretty sure they do exist and go exactly to the same "Elysium" as we/the Souls that we are (as opposed to the common belief, we don't have a soul, we are primarily Souls, experiencing a physical life while on this plane of existence), go after this temporary experience here.


    Cheers!
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  18. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I love it! Matti would eat the note:LOL:
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  19. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It is well known that whereas dogs have owners, cats have staff. Dogs can't climb onto the desk and knock our recently completed masterpiece over either. This is our Dachshund/Jack Russell cross:

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    Happy modelling

    Mike
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  20. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I like him! (y) Bet he can bark (my mum always owned Dachshunds, and they could bark for England)

    Phil
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