I love fish. I've always loved fish and although I don't currently have any I've had many different kinds over the years, and many different sizes of tanks as well. Sometimes several at once. I just think they're beautiful and rather soothing--peaceful; but I don't know that I ever actually thought of my fish as pets even though most of them were bought at pet stores. Pets, to me, are...well, let's just say they're not much pets to me if you can't touch or hold them in some way.