Having noticed a few phots of people's dogs in the photo gallery, I thought I would start a thread about pets. So what pets do you have? Why do you have them? What do they get up to that makes you happy? I have a cat called Sprite, well it's actually the wife's. I get on with it OK but I'd rather have a dog. I also have a fish tank which I bought as a complete beginner, with 12 Malawi Cichlids, 2 Australian Blue Lobsters (Blue Crayfish) and 1 mental sucker fish thing that looks like a baby shark for Â£120. It also came with all the pumps, filters and a load of artificial plants and some rocks. (Cichlids will eat real plants.) I feed them all once every two days with a mixture of pellets for the fish and frozen prawns for the lobsters. Once every 2 months I empty half the water and refill it again also taking out the filter and rinsing it under a tap. I've had the tank for 2 years now with just two Cichlids dying but 4 babies were born so I am now 2 up. The guy who I bought the tank from had it for 5 years so some of the fish and the lobsters are over 7 years old.