Hello everyone! I really want fish. However, the one issue here is that I happen to be under the age of 18. For now. Yes, I am enjoying youth, but unfortunately I don't have a say as to what pets I am allowed to get or not. I have successfully convinced my parents to get us/me a dog, cats, anoles, a budgie, chickens, a guinea fowl, and a horse (soon). I'm pretty sure that a mini horse and goats, and probably peafowl, are in the not-too-distant future as well. I am the primary caretaker of these animals, especially the budgie. These animals are essentially my life. I love them to pieces! Sadly, whenever we discuss fish I seem to hit a roadblock. Probably the reason for this is that when I was 4, we had a couple goldfish. Being so young, I couldn't really do much except feed the fish twice a day. My parents cleaned the tank and tested the water, as well as paid for all this. They seem to think that I just didn't *want* to do any of the fish chores. So now they still think that I'll be neglecting fish if I ever get any. So, after nearly a month of research, library trips, and midnight planning, I have prepared a packet of info for my parents. This includes tank plans, fish species, and a budget plan. I will be paying for EVERY LAST CENT of this affair. Building costs, feeding, water testing kits, toys, plants, the actual fish, etc. The tank will be in our unfinished basement where they won't even have to look at it. So now...does anyone have any tips for successful convincing of parents to allow me to get fish? Thanks!