Hi, my name's Adele and I love fish. My family has always had a fish tank, and as I got older I became the only one invested in the well-being of our aquatic pets so when I moved out I got the tank! I now have three tanks: 40 gal with ~ 27 cherry barbs, a raspbora, and a bristle-nose pleco 10 gal with 4 ember tetras and 4 pygmy cory cats 10 gal with a "butterfly" betta All of these fish were given to me by people who didn't want them anymore, so all but the betta are living in less-than ideal conditions. I compensate by doing frequent water changes but now that I'm a member of this forum I feel more confident finding homes where they'll actually be taken care of. I joined because my school recently received two goldfish from an "anonymous donor" -- i.e. someone left two comets in our 20 gal tropical tank. Obviously, I need to get those two re-homed asap and I've already created a thread for them. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, I am glad to finally be part of a fish forum and I really look forward to learning from real people.