What She Keeps in Her Fish Room after 50 Years in the Hobby
Articles, Blog

What She Keeps in Her Fish Room after 50 Years in the Hobby

August 31, 2019

What is going on shrimp keepers? This is Robert with Flip Aquatics and today we’re checking out Bonnie’s fish room, which Bommie– Bonnie
has been in the hobby for 50 years. She knows a lot, she’s done a lot, she’s bred a lot and so we get
to see a little piece of her heaven and hear some advice by her, so let’s go check out her fish room. [Robert] Now Bonnie real quick, you’ve been
in this hobby a really long time. So like, if you could give everyone
like a little piece of advice, something that has made your hobby better, what advice would you give them? – Just enjoy your fish.
[Robert] Enjoy it. Just enjoy it. [Robert] How about in life? How do you make it through life? [Robert] What do you live by? Just enjoy life too? – No, not really.
[Robert] No. [Robert] That is so funny.
– No. [Robert] The fish got you through life, right? – Yeah.
[Robert] Okay. – I think the fish do get me through life.
[Robert] Do you think? Because when you’ve got problems, you can go down and take care of the fish. [Robert] Yup, yeah it’s a good distraction.
– Yeah. [Robert] I know a lot of people that had PTSD
from like being over in Iraq or something like that or a car accident and fish for them
is like their escape. [Robert] And so they get into fish
– Yeah. and like they forget that they’re,
you know, they have pain. They forget like, you know, everything they
went through over there – Yeah.
[Robert] and, so it’s a– It is a good escape. [Robert] So that’s awesome,
well, thank you for sharing. [Robert] Now, Bonnie do you mind
being in the video at all? [Bonnie] I don’t care!
[Robert] Bonnie doesn’t care. [Robert] This is Bonnie, this is Bonnie’s fish room
and her son helps a little bit [Robert] but you’ve been–
How long have you been in the hobby? [Bonnie] About 50 years.
[Robert] 50 years! [Robert] So you’re an OG. Original–
[Bonnie] Old guy. [Robert] No, original gangster.
[Bonnie] Okay. [Robert] You’re the OG in the fish room. [Robert] So Bonnie this the biggest
your fish room has ever been? [Bonnie] Yes.
[Robert] Yeah, so it just keeps on growing. [Bonnie] Right, when my son’s home,
he starts helping out… [Robert] Oh, then it’s easier.
[Bonnie] and then he says, “Let’s do this!” [Bonnie] We have 40 tanks.
[Robert] 40! [Robert] And who does all the water changes?
[Bonnie] Me. [Robert] You. That’s a lot of work. I spend about three and a half hours in the morning
and about four in the evening. [Robert] Everyday?
– Everyday. [Robert] Are you serious? [Robert] So you may say you have a full time job
taking care of fish. [Bonnie] I do.
[Robert] Oh, my gosh! [Robert] I love though, it’s so worth it, isn’t it?
[Bonnie] It is. [Robert] It gives you– It really does give you something to do and your, I mean, your tanks look awesome. [Robert] They’re all covered,
they all have lights on ’em. [Robert] And your new thing is rainbow fish,
I heard. [Bonnie] Rainbow fish.
[Robert] Rainbows are your thing? [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] You used to do a lot of Angels though, right? [Bonnie] Oh yeah, but Angels got too, too much. [Robert] Too much work?
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] What are these ones, Pearl’s Hill?
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] And then what are they… oh!
[Bonnie] Chocolates. [Robert] Are they? They look like the Philippine blues.
[Bonnie] No. [Robert] Man, they’re gorgeous! [Robert] Now did you breed these or…?
[Bonnie] Yes. [Robert] Wow! [Robert] So you’ve been doing this long time,
what haven’t you bred? – I don’t know.
[Robert] You don’t know? There’s not much? – No.
[Robert] Now, are you in the BAP program? [Bonnie] No.
[Robert] No. [Amanda] You should. [Robert] You just do it for fun.
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] Do you go to all the auctions and stuff? [Bonnie] Yes, as many as we can. [Robert] You and your son go?
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Bonnie] Chris wants to go to the Young Spawn thing.
[Robert] That’s awesome. [Amanda] Oh, that’s this weekend.
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Amanda] Yeah, are you gonna go? [Robert] Is that this weekend?
[Chris] Yeah, we’re going. [Robert] Oh my goodness!
[Bonnie] I’m not going but now Dave wants to go [Bonnie] but Chris has got a problem
because he’s supposed to be in Pennsylvania, Monday. [Amanda] Yeah.
[Bonnie] So he can take Dave there [Bonnie] but he can’t, he’d have to come all
the way back. [Amanda] Oh, whose Dave?
[Bonnie] So… Dave… [Robert] Oh my God! Look how cool
these old things are. [Robert] I wanna say these are 12 inches wide. [Robert] Maybe a little bit bigger maybe 14-16 inches. [Robert] Look, what a cool little tank. [Robert] That’s awesome. [Robert] So you see, Bonnie’s been doing it
for over 50 years so she’s got all the good stuff. [Robert] And then you’ve got some
of these really old-school tanks. [Bonnie] Yeah, we worked with those for
quite a while and then one day I got electrocuted. [Robert] And that was that. – And we’ve been getting rid of all of this.
[Robert] Have you? [Robert] Well, you can sell them
for decent money, nowadays. Well, I think people are realizing
that they’ll either leak or they… [Robert] Or they will shock you.
– Yeah, shock you. [Robert] That’s crazy and that did not feel good. [Bonnie] No, I went across the room.
[Robert] No. [Robert] Oh, so it got you real good.
– Okay. [Robert] I’m an electrician
so I’ve been shocked numerous times. I had the ambulance here. [Robert] Wow! How long ago was that? – Oh, about 3 or 4 months ago.
[Robert] Ooh! I had, fire department and they came
and unhooked it for me. [Robert] Wow! So they got you good. [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] Yeah and that uh, that’s scary. Yeah, and you can’t let go. [Robert] No, no you sit there and
it scares you, you think you’re gonna die. [Bonnie] Yeah because you–
Well, you don’t even think that, while you are looking at it’s,
“How do I get this hand off there?” [Robert] Oh my gosh! So how did you get it off, it eventually, just shocked you lose? [Bonnie] I just– Yeah.
[Robert] Wow! That’s scary. [Robert] Yeah, so metal ones are going away. [Robert] Well, when you decide to get rid of those
little metal ones over there, [Robert] you let me know. I’ll buy them off you.
[Bonnie] oh, okay [Robert] Because I think, I think those
are the coolest little tanks ever. [Robert] Because they just don’t make those
unique sizes anymore. [Bonnie] No they don’t. [Robert] And especially, to find them in the metal frame. [Bonnie] Well, I too, but the problem is Chris says,
“Oh, I want this one next.” [Bonnie] and he never gets to this one, [Chris] Yeah, that will get left behind in the… [Bonnie] and you can just carry so many tanks of eggs.
[Chris] Yup. [Chris] Those are definitely worth doing though. [Robert] Oh yeah, oh, look how big they are!
[Bonnie] Yes. Mm-hmm. [Robert] Now, these your favorite? [Bonnie] They are all my favorites.
[Robert] They’re all? [Robert] What type of Rainbows are these? Are those Marlin? [Bonnie] They’re Cold Marcis. [Robert] Cold Marcis. Wow! Yeah they’re solid,
what four or five inches? [Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] The color.
[Amanda] Mm-hmm. [Robert] And you don’t think it’s a male
and female, or it is? [Bonnie] Well, I haven’t had any luck in
spawning them. [Bonnie] I’ve tried feeding them brine shrimp
everyday for a week. [Amanda] Mm-hmm.
[Robert] Live brine or… [Bonnie] Live. Well, I make my own [Bonnie] but they don’t seem
to see the baby brine shrimp. [Robert] Oh, so you gotta get the bigger stuff.
[Bonnie] So I use the frozen. [Robert] Oh, they’re gorgeous. [Robert] Where did you get these originally from?
[Bonnie] Canada. [Robert] Did you? [Robert] So you go, you travel the world
looking for the best Rainbows. [Bonnie] Yeah, well worth it. [Robert] Yeah.
[Chris] Across countries. [Robert] If no one knows, Canada’s
about 30 minutes from here, [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] something like that. [Robert] But you travel the world looking for the best.
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] And then this is–
[Bonnie] We go to the auctions hoping to get the best. [Amanda] Yes.
[Robert] Oh, yeah. [Robert] Yeah, there are auctions
in Canada ever, do you know? [Bonnie] Yes, oh yeah.
[Chris] Oh, yeah… [Robert] You ever go to them? [Chris] We used to auction in them all. [Robert] Did you really? [Robert] Now, do they still have it, if you have a Buffalo driver’s license,
you can get across the border? [Chris] We have enhanced licenses.
[Robert] Oh, they have like passport built into it. [Chris] Build into it, you can’t travel by plane
[Robert] That’s nice. [Chris] but by car you can go across.
[Robert] Oh, that is nice. [Chris] I used to do probably 6,
7 auctions up in Canada every year. [Robert] Wow! [Chris] My dad got– we had my Dad,
he wasn’t well so we kind of backed off from… [Robert] And where are your phytase at? [Bonnie] Right here. [Robert] Ooh, there’s tons in there I saw those.
[Bonnie] There, look! [Robert] Now, do you just leave the mop in here
and then they just hatch out, eventually? [Robert] Oh, yeah there’s one right there. [Robert] Now for the timing,
you put the mop in the tank, how long until you pull it out and then… [Bonnie] I give it seven days. Seven to ten days. [Robert] 7 to 10 days.
[Bonnie] and if there’s nothing in there, [Robert] Oh, got it.
[Bonnie] then you put another one in. [Robert] And then once you see that
there’s eggs on it you put it in here? [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] And then you just leave it [Robert] in there for what a week?
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Bonnie] And sometimes we– A lot of times [Bonnie] we don’t even see eggs
but we put it in there and we get a bunch. [Robert] Just to see.
– Mm. [Robert] So there’s, sometimes they
are just hard to tell that they’re there. – Yeah, yeah.
[Robert] That’s awesome! [Robert] Now, what were these?
‘Cause I didn’t know the name of ’em. [Bonnie] They’re Daffodil brichardies.
[Robert] Daffodil brichardies. [Robert] They’re gorgeous. [Robert] The color in the male is awesome! [Robert] So you do some–
A lot of decent amount of cichlids as well then? [Bonnie] Yeah, see they make
a little hole there for the babies. [Robert] Oh.
[Bonnie] And there’s another one [Bonnie] under a plant over there.
[Robert] Oh, yeah. [Robert] Now do these ones,
do the younger ones take care of the babies? [Robert] So they’re not like,
like once they have babies [Robert] do they kill off the other babies
that were hatched? [Bonnie] Oh, no, no. [Robert] So they are all just a big family. [Bonnie] Right and then as they grow
and we have a available tank, [Bonnie] we bring them down here. [Robert] Okay, kind of just spread them out. [Robert] Now, I’ve been seeing these
all around your fish room. [Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] Do you breed these yourself? [Bonnie] Yes, they’re so easy to breed.
[Robert] Are they? [Bonnie] Once you breed them,
then my son takes this… [Bonnie] All it is, is well, one twist tie [Robert] Yeah, twist tie, yep. [Bonnie] and bends it.
[Robert] Yeah. And sticks it in the mouth this way. [Robert] Okay, and then strips them right out. And then they start coming out, you know,
if they’re still eggs then you put it back but if they’re not eggs,
the babies comes scattering out [Robert] Oh, and then what– and then you just feed, [Robert] just flake food or do you do
the brine shrimp with them or… [Bonnie] I’ve do brine shrimp with the babies.
[Robert] Do you? [Robert] Baby Brine and you hatch it yourself.
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Bonnie] Yeah, I’ve got a whole… [Robert] Wow, have you ever tried the frozen? – Yeah.
[Robert] Frozen baby Brine? [Bonnie] Oh, I don’t like that.
[Robert] No. [Robert] You like hatching it.
– Yeah. [Robert] That’s awesome, well,
you have 50 years of experience. [Robert] Yeah, this is cool. [Robert] I didn’t see these guys, Madagascar Rainbows. [Robert] Bonnie, this is the brine shrimp hatchery?
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] Now is that custom made?
[Bonnie] No. [Bonnie] This is– I bought it secondhand [Bonnie] and I, they’re very expensive
but it is well worth it. [Robert] Is it?
[Bonnie] I get– Oh, I get tons of it, [Robert] Do you really?
[Bonnie] of brine shrimp. [Robert] So how does it work? [Robert] Because I’ve never done brine
shrimp before. You– warm water. [Robert] Okay, just tap water? Yeah, and then I have… one of these, that’s about 4 tablespoons
[Robert] Okay, four tablespoons. of Salt.
[Robert] Sea salt? – No, no, no, salt that has no… [Chris] Non iodized.
– Oh, what’s it, yeah. [Robert] Non iodized, okay.
– It’s Non iodized, that’s it. [Robert] So basically,
they’re getting brackish water, right? [Chris] Yeah.
[Robert] Okay. [Bonnie] And then once it’s dissolved, the salt,
then you put brine shrimp eggs in it. [Robert] Okay, and you just dump them
right in the top? [Bonnie] Mm-hmm. [Robert] And then how long do they stay
in there for? [Bonnie] About a day and a half.
[Robert] Day and a half. [Robert] And then to feed them, I know that, [Robert] what babies eat the eggs
and then they, they die. [Robert] Is that, is that true?
[Bonnie] No, no, no. [Robert] So you do decapsulate it
or whatever the term? – No I do decapsulate it if I haven’t
got any shrimp here. [Robert] Okay.
– But there’s no– what you do is strain it, put cold water on top of it
[Robert] Oh! and then put it in warm water
and then feed the fish. [Robert] Got you.
Now, what do you use to strain it? [Robert] Is it–
Do you have a little brine shrimp net? [Robert] Okay and the eggs will fall right through that
and you’ll get the baby shrimp out of there. [Bonnie] No the eggs are up here.
[Robert] Oh, so just the babies are in the bottle. [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] Oh, okay. [Robert] So when you drain this
or when you go to feed, [Robert] you probably only have
to drain a tiny bit of water… [Bonnie] Right.
[Robert] to get the babies out, that’s cool. [Robert] So you do this every day?
– Yeah. [Robert] Nice!
And you have great success with this. [Bonnie] And I have this but I don’t care for it, frankly.
[Robert] No. [Robert] Now look at this one,
this is a good little setup. [Bonnie] This gives me a lot more
because it’s bigger [Bonnie] and it works beautifully but it’s leaking. [Robert] Oh, so you gotta get that fixed somehow. [Bonnie] And they’re kind of– I’ve tried and so has Chris. [Bonnie] All of this is, what do you call that Ja– what stuff you can use in a tank? [Robert] Silicone or whatever.
[Bonnie] Silicone. Yeah, silicone. [Robert] That’s awesome. [Robert] Now how old is this stuff? [Robert] Is this about ready to go or is it brand new?
[Bonnie] Oh no, tonight or tomorrow morning. [Robert] Tonight or tomorrow morning. [Robert] Oh, that is so cool. [Robert] So well worth the money.
[Bonnie] Oh, yeah. [Robert] How long have you had this one for? [Bonnie] Oh, couple of months.
[Robert] Couple of months, oh, so you just got it. [Bonnie] Yeah, I’ve been using these.
[Robert] But that is just so much better. [Bonnie] Yeah, really. I love it. [Robert] Oh, it’s like brass!
[Bonnie] It’s brass and it’s got little brass legs. [Robert] Oh, that is so cool.
[Bonnie] This is not the top that comes with it. [Robert] No! Oh, you can’t get rid of that one. [Bonnie] No. [Robert] If you do, please let me know. [Bonnie] No we went to– Someone put an ad
on the computer saying that they had fish tanks and stuff for sale and would people come and
buy what they wanted. [Robert] Yeah. – For $50 he gave us a carload. [Robert] Are you se.. it included that? – It included about 15 tanks, heaters galore,
[Robert] Wow. we’ve got some antique things
like a little fisherman. [Robert] Oh, my God.
– And he sits on the edge of the tank [Amanda] Aww.
– but it’s so fragile and he said $50. [Robert] $50.
– Just empty it. [Robert] That is crazy.
– Empty the room. [Robert] Well, I’ll give you $50 for that. [Bonnie] No. No.
[Robert] Not doing it, huh? [Bonnie] We were doing shrimp in that.
[Robert] Were you? [Bonnie] Yeah but then we just kinda lost our shrimp.
[Robert] Oh, darn it. [Robert] Well I, hopefully, I’ll be able
to help with that tonight. [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] Are you coming to the meeting? [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] Okay good, it’s on, [Robert] my whole talks on how to keep shrimp.
[Bonnie] Oh, good. [Robert] How to keep and breed ’em.
[Bonnie] ‘Cause I keep losing them. [Robert] Well, we can’t have that. [Robert] I don’t want you to give up. [Robert] You– we will give it one more go, all right.
[Bonnie] All right. [Bonnie] So, these are babies in there.
[Robert] Let me see if I can get a picture off the top. [Bonnie] Well, I’ll lift the top.
[Robert] Yeah, what type of baby are they? [Bonnie] They’re a cat. [Robert] Where’re their parents at? [Bonnie] Well, the parents are in here.
[Robert] In here somewhere. [Bonnie] Well, you see behind there.
[Robert] Oh, yeah. [Robert] What are they just,
are they a Longfin bronze Cory? [Bonnie] Right.
[Robert] Oh, that’s so cool. [Robert] Yeah, you got to start getting
involved in the BAP. [Robert] You’ll have fun with that.
[Bonnie] And then… [Bonnie] Then there’s babies in here too but– [Robert] Oh they’re, what are these Sterbai?
[Bonnie] Sterbai, yeah. [Robert] And there, there are a couple babies in there.
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] Are they little?
[Bonnie] Very little. [Robert] Oh, I did see one over there. [Robert] That’s cool.
So you’re breeding all kinds of stuff. [Robert] Oh, I see one in the front now. [Chris] There’s one right there.
[Amanda] Yeah. [Chris] There’s another one right there.
So cool. [Robert] Bonnie, thanks for letting us come over
and check this out. [Robert] And these are the ones
that just breed like crazy. [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] That you can’t get them to stop. [Amanda] I love these stands. [Bonnie] Oh, these, these are the ones
that really breed. [Robert] Which ones are they? [Robert] Oh, the convicts, huh? [Bonnie] No, they’re not convicts,
they are platinum Honduran Red Points. [Robert] And they just breed, breed, breed, breed.
[Bonnie] Oh, jeez! [Bonnie] They breed and then we are down to two. [Bonnie] And we said…
[Robert] No more! We’re going to get rid of this pair
and then next morning, there they are. Thousands or a hundreds, I don’t know. [Robert] Oh, my God!
[Bonnie] All over the place. [Bonnie] So we’ve been trying to get rid of them. [Robert] Oh, my gosh! [Robert] That’s funny.
Hopefully they don’t breed again. [Bonnie] I’m afraid they will.
[Robert] They probably will. Won’t they? [Robert] Now if only you could get these
to breed like crazy. [Bonnie] Oh, that would be nice. [Robert] Although there’s– You have what
5 big ones in there? [Robert] And they’re all getting along. [Robert] Yeah, they are gorgeous.
[Bonnie] They don’t breed. [Robert] And they don’t breed.
[Bonnie] No. [Robert] Probably, a bunch of girls
or a bunch of boys. [Robert] You got at least one boy. [Robert] Two. [Robert] Yeah, they might all be boys. [Robert] Darn things. [Robert] Now which one’s your favorite tank down here? – I think… this one. [Robert] Oh, I didn’t look over here. [Robert] Oh, some Rams. [Robert] Do you know what type of Ram they are? [Bonnie] Oh, they are Gold Rams.
[Robert] Gold Rams. [Robert] Oh, they are pretty.
[Amanda] Those are beautiful. [Robert] Where did you get these from?
Don’t tell me China or something. [Bonnie] No.
[Robert] I know you travel the world to find the best. [Bonnie] No, we bought a couple at the fish place [Robert] The fist place?
[Bonnie] Yeah, and these are the results. [Robert] Wow! So are they– They’ve already bred? [Bonnie] Yeah.
[Robert] That is awesome! [Robert] Yeah, Rams are fun one. [Robert] Oh and then surprise surprise.
[Bonnie] Yeah, more of those. [Robert] What are they demasoni?
[Bonnie] Yeah. [Robert] That is so cool. [Robert] Some Texas holy rock. [Robert] Very cool. Anything else we missed?
[Bonnie] No. [Robert] No. We got it all. [Robert] I love it. Thank you, again.


  • Reply Chris Gifford May 20, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Hi all this this is Bonnies Son, Just an up date. She is doing well. My mom would like to thank everyone for the nice comments everyone has said about here. A little overwhelming but it keeps her going and she appreciates it, that people love what she does.
    To let everyone know the name of bonnies fish room is, "Simply Fish Breeders" When we have to many fish we do sell stuff on EBay and facebook. We are still learning and would like to make a Simply Fish breeders facebook page. Showing everyone what she has going and for sale.
    To the person who mentioned about the metaframe fish tanks she is selling some of them if interested. So she can make room for other stuff. She is not trying to make money off this. She just wants here fish room pay for it self.
    Thanks again!
    Chris Gifford Facebook.com
    Bonnie son.

  • Reply LoversLane Hawj January 26, 2019 at 12:20 am

    I love Bonnie. Sheโ€™s true to what she loves and she never gave up because nothing in life can take away what she loves, fish hobby. Wow nice organization and beautiful set up.

  • Reply Leisure Watch January 26, 2019 at 2:11 am

    "did the fish get you through life" Geez man she's not dead they seem to still be getting her through life. People forget age is a sensitive thing…

  • Reply Khaizer Wasi January 26, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Learn from this men , so respectfully he spoke to women , so nice video

  • Reply Mike Ferguson January 27, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Best fish room tour ever. I bet hanging with Bonnie was a blast. Those angels are spectacular

  • Reply Erika Corrigan January 27, 2019 at 5:06 am

    I found my new Idol. You can tell how much she loves her fish. She is so amazing!!

  • Reply Avy Ferg January 27, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    That's MISS Bonnie to you, whippersnapper.

  • Reply Bennystropical swimmig wolf January 27, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Great video I love Old fishroom

  • Reply Vincent Aurelius January 28, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Nice, funny lady with great dedication.

  • Reply Popeye's Chicken January 30, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Iโ€™ll definitely give her the cock.

  • Reply Jesse C January 31, 2019 at 1:31 am

    In my own stupidity I was messing with a lamp, this was about 12 years ago, so glass bulbs were still in use regularly, I was removing the broken base and accidentally switched the light on… oof. The funny thing though is the lady's right, it tenses up your muscles so you can't let go!

    Rachel O'Leary has a couple of those silver framed tanks, I guess she's had them since she started having aquariums.

  • Reply Tonya D Flores Ent January 31, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    very very cool

  • Reply Jun Acaba February 1, 2019 at 7:28 am

    50 years! man, that's awesome. I just started this hobby a few days ago and I can't help myself looking at my fishes every day. Fish hobby is very addicting. I am aspiring to have a fish room someday just like what she has.

  • Reply Chrispixx Herr February 2, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Must be in Buffalo New York, she mentioned the fish place, awesome fish store and my favorite.

  • Reply Robin Truitt February 2, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Love this video.

  • Reply Nissan240sxImport February 3, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Epic! I loved my turquoise rainbow fish. Makes me want to get some more the local fish store loved the size of ones I grew. A Brine and blood worm diet makes for fast growth.

  • Reply a plastic chair February 3, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Very lovely hobby ma'm, wish you and your son a long happy life.

  • Reply B Lee's Pets February 4, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Wow 50 yrs.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘40 tanks. Great vid

  • Reply fossilguytom February 5, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Needs more adverts

  • Reply Ess Jaaayy February 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Whatโ€™s BAP?

  • Reply Kit Chan February 7, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    She is more than professional.

  • Reply Fishguys9300 February 9, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Whatโ€™s her water bill? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿง

  • Reply Fred Espinosa February 9, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Flip Aquatics are you single, if so what's your preference?

  • Reply MARCOS PET CARE February 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    I love your fish room tour

  • Reply Robert Laovoravit February 13, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Wow, the mirror bottom tanks really show how amazing and dedicated she is to her fish!!!

  • Reply Changing Things February 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    50+ years in the hobby here as well. Keep your tanks simple.

  • Reply Dennis Kim February 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    She is great!! Cool lady!

  • Reply LOLO.o February 14, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Heater Galore!

  • Reply Bagabones Felis February 17, 2019 at 3:59 am

    I meditate by having coffee everything in front of my planted tanks, and trimming my underwater garden, the top plants roots, seeing babies grow up, it's awesome.

  • Reply the Baystander February 17, 2019 at 7:44 am

    3:17 I thought that was a datnoid hiding in the cave

  • Reply LOL59hahaha February 18, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I keep losing shrimps too, i know the feels ๐Ÿ˜ž

  • Reply Peter Lunk February 18, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I wish you were my Grandmother ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Franco Menichelli February 19, 2019 at 7:28 pm


  • Reply Darkscore W February 20, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    That awkward moment when somebody at the pet store brags about having 3 10 gallons…. Thats when you know they don"t have youtube XD

  • Reply Rick February 23, 2019 at 7:14 am

    found a not that super expensive version of that brine shrimp hatchery : https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fairy-shrimp-egg-artemia-alive-easy-hatch-tool-Baby-Brine-Shrimp-small-baby-fish-food-fresh/32912311637.html

  • Reply jondimuro88 February 24, 2019 at 3:59 am

    I wish Bonnie was my grandma ๐Ÿ˜ช

  • Reply Delvengeance Vengeance February 25, 2019 at 10:35 am

    You gotta love this grandma…well done grandma.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply Yazid HLH February 26, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Hope i can life like bonnie ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Reply Slim Slim February 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Really amazing!

  • Reply Gautam Shakya March 1, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    lover her …

  • Reply AS10 March 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Bonnie! Thanks so much for sharing this gem of a fish room! So much inspiration for me! Thank you!

  • Reply Grace Avery Homes LLC. Landrum March 9, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Wow how amazing is she, great video!! Thanks again flip aquatics๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป would love some of her sterbai or if you know where I can get some large ones?

  • Reply vorniceanu ionut March 10, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Bonnie your fish room is gorgeous! And they look healthy and beautiful!

  • Reply vorniceanu ionut March 10, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Really loved the angel fish!

  • Reply Andri Cartwright March 12, 2019 at 9:20 am

    so impressive, from young to old her keeping and breading fish , greeting from indonesia

  • Reply Shirene Dustin Miller March 15, 2019 at 12:32 am

    I loved the video! She/all are such characters. I fell in love with her demonsonis! Been looking for some good looking ones to add to my 55. Was wondering if somehow i could get my hands on a few? Thanks for any info in advance! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply vishal Bhandwalkar March 23, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    I just want to hug the granny she is really awesome

  • Reply Ugly March 25, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    she is a gem

  • Reply Lizzie March 25, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Bonnie is awesome

  • Reply 616 BaseTanks March 26, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    were you able to help her with her shrimp issue? id like to see a video on that

  • Reply Terry Underwood March 26, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I have watched this video I don't know how many times. What a great woman. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Melissa Vines March 27, 2019 at 7:44 am

    What a sweet lady that does a wonderful job with her aquariums! Wishing her nothing but the best!… Oh I did not see it before but can you tell me what fish is it that is blue and fades to yellow???

  • Reply Bebe Butterfield March 28, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Coming from a 63 year old, I absolutely love your fish room. I have been keeping fish, turtles and frogs since I was a kid too. I currently have 7 tanks going and 2 stock tank ponds, it's a lot of work! I can't even imagine your daily work load. Like I told my husband, it gets me up and moving every day….and hey, it's cheaper than Bingo…..well that's what I tell my husband.

  • Reply tea glass March 30, 2019 at 3:23 am

    wish i could like this video twice

  • Reply Bobby Chudoba March 31, 2019 at 5:56 am

    No matter what, you need a passport to travel into Canada from the US border. Same for us to go into the states at any border. We have the PRAC Aquarium and fish show that usually happens in October in Mississauga Ont. But the CAOAC holds auctions and events all over Canada throughout the year, which are really big events with tonnes of retailers and breeders.

  • Reply JJ Cevering March 31, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    What a sweet lady, when I grow up, I wanna be just like her โค๐Ÿ 

  • Reply geb 14344 March 31, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Beautiful. I want a fishroom like that but in a greenhouse type ish because i really like aquatic plants. Working on it. ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Reply Labanders April 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    bonnie you can adopt me now๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply The805biker April 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    I remember having my reptile collection . They come in handy when your tryna impress a Girl hahaha . Anyways my hobby for them burntout due to me not being able to afford to buy food for them . I guess i wasnt able to be responsible …. It was Cool when i used to get drunk and id go to my reptiles and clean their tanks and pet them lol Good times as Yungster Now im a bit Older and My dream is to one day have a Badass Reptile room Collection hope my future wife dont mind hehe

  • Reply NicNacHacks April 3, 2019 at 7:26 am

    i wonder if she ever tried saltwater fish tanks

  • Reply yall lame as hell April 5, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Shes freaking awesome

  • Reply Davis Martin April 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Pure inspiration

  • Reply brummie pc gamer April 7, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    so Bonnie went into hiding and became a fish keeper.

  • Reply Steven Kim April 8, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    this is amazing… mad respect to Bonnie

  • Reply Lee Sun April 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    If I fart in my fish tank, would they die?

  • Reply Gamers Channel 100 April 10, 2019 at 11:54 am

    How can she change water as she is too old

  • Reply tou xiong April 14, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    when you got problems you go down and take care of the fish

  • Reply Justin Willis April 18, 2019 at 2:27 am

    This is so dope…

  • Reply Erin Karpinec April 18, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    You and Bonnie should come out to Ohio and visit Ohio Fish Fescue in Strongsville!

  • Reply regalblue41 April 19, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Fish keeping is good for high blood pressure, But if something goes wrong,It can give you high blood pressure……and in there lies the paradox……

  • Reply Udaya kumar.s April 19, 2019 at 5:31 am

    Applaud & commend what bonnie has had done over the years with the fish keeping hobby.. She's a real OG!!

  • Reply Dean Rodriguez April 19, 2019 at 8:43 pm


  • Reply TRA A April 22, 2019 at 1:22 am

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ you were talking to her like she was Yoda and been around for 1000 years ๐Ÿ˜‚ dude sheโ€™s not like all that old

  • Reply Bilal Butt April 23, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    It was lovely

  • Reply Ricardo Caldeira April 30, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Eyeraq =)

  • Reply Sazabi S May 1, 2019 at 1:40 am

    she needs her own channel lol

  • Reply Daniel weis May 1, 2019 at 10:30 am

    what are these auctions i keep hearing about?

  • Reply Amy Esselborn May 2, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    What is the big budles of green hanging in her tanks

  • Reply Scott Bridgeforth May 2, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    SHE IS OUR QUEEN True Royalty

  • Reply 22sonyvaio May 6, 2019 at 2:26 am

    I wonder how much is her bills for elec and water xD I mean over 50 years haha

  • Reply Dovie Dossett May 7, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Why is The hobby not as popular in the Southwest? Easy. We don't have basements: therefore we don't have built in fish rooms! ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Steven Kyaw May 11, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Omg !! I laughed soooo much !!! She is funny as hell !!!!! She should do YouTube and she will have millions subs

  • Reply Leam D May 26, 2019 at 3:19 am

    The rainbows at 7 minutes are both male so they wont breed. Great fish room

  • Reply Kurt Johnson May 28, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Love it. Like you said. Some days after a bad day whether you just sit and watch the fish. Tinker with a tank a water change , whatever. Takes the bad away.

  • Reply HTC148 May 30, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    "someone put an ad out on the computer…"
    god i love that…

  • Reply Karisa Jones June 1, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Oh stop PTSD for a car accident!!

  • Reply EK Aquariums June 5, 2019 at 8:13 am

    7:00. Bonnie is wrong. They are Parkinsoni Rainbow Fish and they are both male. I keep them myself. I usually keep an even split, 4:4 ratio of males to females.

  • Reply gaz lee June 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Just stumbled upon this video. Bonnie is a blast. Had me cracking up. What a great lady. People like Bonnie are priceless

  • Reply Jordan davis June 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    Seems like the sweetest/coolest lady. I wish I could learn a thing or two from her!

  • Reply Zach Zupp June 29, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Youngstown thatโ€™s where I live howโ€™s it going guys nice collection

  • Reply Wade Stewart July 1, 2019 at 3:24 am

    What a sweet old lady

  • Reply E M July 3, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    She's so badass. haha.

  • Reply mooglemania July 12, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Does she look like Kate Miccuchi or is it just me?

  • Reply Bean Drag July 13, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I love this so much! Bonnie is fantastic, id love to learn from her๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply Jill Valentine July 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I have seen some crazy cat lady's couf couf Taylor Swift but this is to the extreme first time seeing a crazy fish lady

  • Reply SPOTLIGHT INSPECT PLLC August 6, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    love brichardiโ€™s

  • Reply Jessica Rosario August 14, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Iโ€™m from buffalo anyone know any good Cichlid breeders

  • Reply Kathryn Hernandez August 23, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Man I love her she is awesome.
    Reminds me of my grandma. OG old guy๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and then I got shocked. She said she went across the room

  • Reply Robert Jackson August 24, 2019 at 7:16 am

    OA = Original Aquarist

  • Reply Gardener Hands August 27, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. A Rainbow Fish lover. Can't beat that. Does she sell?

  • Leave a Reply