Big Tanks, Big Fish, and Big Rich – Touring Ohio Fish Rescue



all right we're here at well this place is crazy and you're not see why I'm here with rich rich is he well I'm gonna let rich tell you exactly what this place is and what he does okay how you doing I'm big rich this is my fish rescue we save and rescue fish that grow too big for your tanks that the pet store shouldn't sell red tail cat's paw coos iridescent sharks they're very cute this big but they can grow up to four foot five foot and then there's nobody out there equipped to take them and the pet stores they they're not acquit and the zoos and the aquariums around town that used to take them no longer take him no more so these fish are basically sentenced to death eventually so what I did was I started I started with a ten gallon tank and I want a bigger so I've finagled my way into some big tank so now I can save these big fish come on under my fish from this here is our first tank this me and my son Joshua built and it's 3,000 gallons 11-foot window it's 16 foot long six and a half foot deep and 44 inches high and we've got some there here's a hybrid between a red tail cat and a tiger Shelvin Alice there's red tail cats down here there's iridescent sharks paw coos there's a tiger shove on those we just filled it with water and move the fish in that's why you see some of these fish have their fins are a little bit messed up they got hurt in the transport from the other tanks so it's going to take a month and two before all that grows out and they'll start looking good again and just trying to make room for more fish over here now this is our 450-gallon it's a Dutch printing system – tank you got donated to us from aquarium authority when they closed down and we use this for our hospital tank all the new fish come in because all my tanks are all into one system I can't have it take over everything and then treat 17 thousand gallons of water so we put them in the quarantine tank for a month treated with all kinds of medicine there's a new guy right here at greater siren he's got two front legs no hind legs and he's before been healed and he is a salamander but the newer fish go in here there's some stingrays over here this is the dog bowl and I bought it at an auction one according Authority closed on average growth this year I filled with fish that I can give away because we take in fish for people and like if you have your son little Joey names the fish no spider or bug bug whatever he needs it if you donate that fish to us we now because it has a name we keep that fish forever and give it a forever home you can come back and visit your fish any time but this here is fish like a guy's house caught on fire and he called us please come Safety's video taken I don't have no place to put it we can find that other homes these are the smaller scale that we can give out to people and so that's what this tanks about run this way this is our our thousand gallon this was way back at my last house this was my to end all tank I bought it for myself I wanted I was just in the fish keep it at the time this is going to be my biggest tank ever I love it I bought it from a place that was closing down they've got a good deal on a $4,500 brand new aquarium they delivered it semi come up and this was my tank but you know now that I'm here this house we have upgraded and now we started the rescue but this is basically an eclectic of what you fish together that you wouldn't think could fit there you know there's South American cichlids there's there's Arawa African era Juana's you got angelfish you got a fly River turtle you got a Dorado out of the Amazon River there's a bunch of clown loaches and flag tails and look at the size of these ballast sharks there I've never seen any of that big but they're old come on this way and don't get on me for my a saltwater decor but I happen to have them laying around I've gotten a deal at an auction once and I didn't I don't have to go and buy driftwood for decorations I had these laying around so I do have a saltwater freshwater reef system looking thing but it gives the place in the fish places behind the stomach [Applause] we have the baby stingrays and there's a couple as a fire yield and a spotted eagle in there and sometimes even people that get a ten gallon tank and bye little fish and if they want out of the hobby or something so we take in them fish they come over here this 50 gallon there's a little tire track yield a little fire yield some are Teddy knives there's some little baby ballast charts a baby peacock bass just stuff that you know when I find somebody and they're big enough where they are eating good I can give these away to this here is our pool full of just basically a bunch of different things there's clown knives haku's we've got a bunch of Oscars tilapia albino ostrich here we have an albino cloud like over that corner blue channel cat – miaow Pro harvest this excessive conscious discipline hottest I have taken him out of the 4400 he was spendin the arowana and he don't bother nobody here but the big tank he was bothering me here are some big guys now I'm going to move them to this three thousand gallon at the end over there but in the meantime for this weekend I've left them here for the fact that there's going to be a lot of people coming for the och oh and this is kind of a neat banquet this is Big Papi he's a tiger shovel house and he likes to be petted you can pet him and he'll swim away and he'll come back and want to be petted some more he'll do a big circle and will come back there's an iridescent shark they're a big red tail a niger cat this here is two-faced he's a big red tail and here comes papa back on some more I love it everybody but we want to reiterate that you don't want to look you might think this is cool watching him pet this fish but that doesn't mean you need to just go out and try and buy one yeah I'm having a crazy setup to be able to support it they get really big and it's really rare for a fish that likes to be touched you can have that in any kind you might find a cichlid you might find a flower or but you know eventually there's certain fish that like to be touched it ain't all Tigers some of those but you know I don't want to send out the message everybody should you know get these fish they actually shouldn't be sold at the pet store because they do get so big and the fact is that they sell them at the pet stores and there's no place that you can give these fish – so the pet stores are basically sentence them to death eventually it's a matter of time when they get this big who's got a you know if you had him in a a 150 he'd destroy your tank he'd break it too far they're called tank Buster's but you know I have the facility right now it's where I'm able to help her a little bit but I'm gonna get overrun eventually and I don't know in phone I can't even give them to the Xu's of the aquarium's I've been trying but anyways here is our 750 on pain it's for the mini monsters now all these big guys are going into three thousand these guys here I'm going to take out the biggest four so I'll put in the three thousand with the big guys and the rest up and I can add some more I've got more in the pot here I can add up here and you got to feed them in the robot for a while oh sorry this guy here he's an avid Knight fish some pet store Salamis Abba Abba knives he's he's a really neat fish but I can't keep him in with anything he will take bites out of other fish about the size of my thumb that got really sharp teeth and if you don't kill the fish he'll come back later take another bite out and eventually gonna kill anything that he he's put in with so I put him in this 500 gallon and we build a San Juan underwater waterfall there out of sand and he's pretty neat I'm waiting for the sand to clear up and made the water a little milky but you know it's it's a pretty neat setup then I can take all this extra filtration off of it and it won't look so hokey and then over here we have the 550 and anyone out there wants to get into the fish hobby my suggestion is get your wife a tank you do some goldfish some koi something pretty discus cichlid tank and once she's into it you're free to get into your hobby if happy wife happy life sure so this is the old lady's koi comet tank and then I had to put some I got some South American Lung fish in there and then we're getting picked on in other tanks just because people will ask you said it looks like they're starting to pick off these little fish a little bit yeah there's a goldfish back there with his head message well one of the lung fish got oh yeah and she was upset about it I'm sure I mean a comet is no I know sure Tracey's like look how long their tails are they're so beautiful she was about ready to cry understand that all right so another little heads here see how the bottom is tiles yeah everybody has to do the grab on all the tanks why have somebody takes it I try and come up with ways to make it easier to take care of I don't have to grab a plane in this tank I don't have to do nothing the tiles are there and with a bubble wall in the back wall it keeps the water rotating so no dirt accrues on the bottom and the filters are able to take it away makes life so much easier seriously don't look half bad so should we show them the big tank yeah let's go around so you guys might be thinking what are you talking about we see all these big tank well you haven't seen the biggest thing [Applause] okay this is a 4,400 gallon aquarium built by water dog products it has a three inch thick acrylic window 14 foot long 6 foot tall at 7 foot from front to back this is something I ran across at an auction I didn't go there to buy this and I put a jokingly bid on this and I ended up winning it couldn't believe it but it was a 10 hour drive away and we had to run a pickup truck and a car trailer to set this on and bring it home in the middle of winter this actually sat outside my house in the snow for two years now the guy from water dog products said that if this window gets cold it would shrink more than a half an inch of 14-foot and it would pop the seams so for two years this had a heater inside it had a camera from my house camera system security system and then I had a big thermostat on the wall and it was this was covered with styrofoam and I had a shrink wrapped and covered in a tarp and then I could see inside and keep the temperature monitored so this sat outside for two years and we bought this house we put it in here filled it up never had a problem talk to you about some of these fish okay this here is a gold Aaron Dustin shark we call him Schwarzenegger these are somehow vinyl haikus these are arowana fish here there's four of them in there this guy here is called Burt he's well known around Ohio he was at the aquarium authority forever they were trying to saw him to like $300 I ended up getting them and then this here is fit he's got his own web page there was a lady that donated him to me named Kimberly his name is Sir highs or Cir Heisenberg Bond fish bass that's a and like you said if anybody donates fish to us that has a name their family pet we keep them here forever and let them you know grow old eventually meet their death if this is where they're going to stay that way the people can come back and visit anytime they want so we've got a lot of fish that are named the fish that are unnamed I can find other homes for we know many people through the United States that have big tanks but like we got a school of sure murky here live are actually silver dollars they're wide bar silver dollars they're my Lister Berkey never the biggest I've ever seen they get big so there's no murder 15 inches 14 inches they're big sort of dollars you see what else we got here oh yeah there's a bunch of clown Ives now he's he's probably about 28 inches there's some speed 3 to 35 inch clown lights in the back behind this coral and they're back there their humps are about 4 inches wide they're huge I've never seen clown those that big but they hide all the time it's almost food comes out then they come out to eat and go back in there now I have a three they have put on a South American lungfish in here it's your show yeah usually hides great back in here now if I don't see them [Applause] yeah he comes up every 20 minutes get some Aaron goes back down that's a Piercy i cichlid here's another Paco and an iridescent shark these are Basheer's there's gold and blue but oh that's an alligator gar back there I don't know why he hides but he's back there this is a buttock override we got long nose gars here oh this is a pit bar he's pretty beat up he was pretty beat up when he came in but we got that thin bar there's another thin bar here there's a good good-lookin thin bar and then there's a fourth one right there we actually read the thin bars and you look over here to the thousand gallon you have babies of them in here here's one here there's like four or five in here now it came from our our fish breeding naturally I'm not trying to breed them but they didn't read okay so let me ask you a couple questions yes sir so this tank here how is this filtered it has a an out right there so we put water in on that side for that big 2-inch PVC pipe and the water fills up the tank and overflows out and it comes back here we have an 800-gallon filter here go back in this way continue talking about you on that that is a sock table that I've had Steve shin from aquatic Oh bill for me and it's nine nine socks that are hunters micron apiece so the water comes in goes through these nine socks and then I have four foot of houseplants here taking out nine clicks and the bottom of the zine hundred gallon tub is basically a settling chamber and you know once a year so we got to clean the bottom of this off up slop it's about six to eight inches thick [Applause] into that through this pipe here into a horror home any biological filters this is just the sock that I I cut for the teeth the splashing down the water goes into the it was an old garbage hand I drilled a bunch of holes in and that's full of bioballs and then it comes out on the other side you see the waters rippling comes out that way so I had to use two garbage cans to split it up – there's too much water for one to handle so this is biological that's mechanical and that's how we filter it I'm getting ready I'm gonna have to upgrade the filtration because I've got a twenty to a hundred gallon tank outside right now with the heater in it and the cameras that we're gonna have to move in here and we're doing an addition now to be able to you know handle another tank we have no room in here so we're doing the addition to get another tank out there so I'm gonna be more filtration we're gonna have to read revamp the whole thing and you know we're trying yeah over here this tank someone gave us a set of green they're in the back corner there and I just have water run for the Senate to get dripping down into here and some of the sponge filters in there but they breathe every so often have much babies so give away a lot of fish and help out the smaller items the bigger fish we keep here and basically give up forever home so I won't miss you talking a lager you really show them so much and and we appreciate it let me just say and it running something like this cannot be cheap I won't make you talk about exactly what it runs to maintain it but guys I'm going to work with which between down when this video comes out hopefully we'll get some type of a way for you guys if you think what he's doing is a worthy cause to donate to which I think that definitely is [Applause] we're going to try and if you look down in the video description hopefully we'll have some type of a way for you to donate and help keep this keep this running so thank you rich so much for walking us around this is really awesome can't believe this is all just in your house here really awesome appreciate it and thanks everyone for watching until next time have a good one [Applause]

46 Comments

  • Mr. Akki Detroit Targeted.

    April 15, 2019

    Rich is rich.

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  • Sheldon Earthstein

    April 15, 2019

    I sure enjoyed this video. Thanks whoever posted it.

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  • bmworld

    April 15, 2019

    I love this guys hair !! the fish are amazing!!!!

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  • it's all gone now

    April 15, 2019

    Lmao i got an ad before the big tank

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  • AJtheJUICEMAN

    April 15, 2019

    What a good dude. And what a boss ass mullet

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  • Scumlord

    April 15, 2019

    Thanks for sharing, happy youtubing

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  • Sam Mcvey

    April 15, 2019

    I know I came to see fish but…. that was the biggest mullet I've ever seen. Zing

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  • norman matura

    April 15, 2019

    Wow that's awesome that's literally a fish zoo..?

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  • Ann Biemolt

    April 15, 2019

    Bless your hearts!!

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  • Mark Price

    April 15, 2019

    What a badass.

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  • anjeli Gregory

    April 15, 2019

    Absolutely love this!!!

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  • DREAM MAKER

    April 15, 2019

    I've seen something in one of your past videos that I really like to have in my custom tank, it was a waterfall with sand. Do you make these for potential customers?

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  • Not 670

    April 15, 2019

    Replace the fish with cats, and tell me what you think of this.

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  • Spryte

    April 15, 2019

    12:57 cmonbruv

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  • Proximo83

    April 15, 2019

    Big Rich I am impress with all your hard work! Congratulations Brother!

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  • ZOMG Gaming!

    April 15, 2019

    These fish are sentenced to death eventually. Isn't that literally every single living thing on the planet lol.

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  • Matthew Wood

    April 15, 2019

    Wow! I love it and I am not really into fish tanks. Beautiful and I imagine it's very peaceful just sitting there at night watching and a stress reliever. Thanks for being a super kind person!

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  • R T

    April 15, 2019

    Ohio Fish rescue is a 501c3. That means tax exemption and tax dollars to save stupid fish so this guy can have giant aquariums in his house! This country is so f'ed up.

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  • JN Mackall

    April 15, 2019

    Wow, great collection bud,. But I have to ask how much is your electric bill?

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  • Nate Rhoades

    April 15, 2019

    love what you have done for the fish. I used to have a snowflake eel that would let me pet him. his best tank friend was my little watchmen goby.

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  • Andy Ellis

    April 15, 2019

    Greatest mullet ever!

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  • Benjamín Robertson

    April 15, 2019

    I want one of those oscars

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  • Donaven Moon

    April 15, 2019

    Holy hell that mullet caught me off guard almost dropped my phone

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  • Donaven Moon

    April 15, 2019

    Here in fort Lauderdale we just toss em in the canals they do well

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  • FishBoy Rich

    April 15, 2019

    God bless you with Patience and wealth for a lifetime because I do not know how you do it but keep up the great work amazing tanks and of course she got to get the wife one because that’s a major hobby

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  • ThunderLips

    April 15, 2019

    I love your haircut Rich. I honestly mean that.

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  • camfoster18 theEaglesfan

    April 15, 2019

    What a beautiful and luxurious Mullet… Please tell him that I think his mullet is way more badass than Dog the bounty Hunter's mullet.

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  • C R

    April 15, 2019

    This dude is truly all business in the front and party in the back. Love it.

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  • Jake Kiss

    April 15, 2019

    Mans got a mullet!!!! Call me Dead…. Bahahahahaha

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  • Richard bunt

    April 15, 2019

    mr i like .your set up looks real nice

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  • Sylvester Bester Tester

    April 15, 2019

    This place is amazing.

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  • Dan Caron

    April 15, 2019

    great work!!! I was patiently waiting for the butterkoferi mention thanks for giving them the love they deserve baddest tank fish ever have you ever had any problems with them being too aggressive? Only fish I've ever successfully tanked with one was an electric catfish

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  • Justin Segarra

    April 15, 2019

    Love this

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  • NikeSavage25

    April 15, 2019

    wheres the mullet everyone keeps talking how legendary it is pls put the time im new to fishes

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  • Letty Conquer

    April 15, 2019

    Omg

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  • web1187

    April 15, 2019

    I agree with this Man pet shops shouldn't sell fish that get so big without proof they would have a good home or something..
    ? Respect for "Tryin" Sir ?

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  • Shane

    April 15, 2019

    Excellent

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  • R.N N

    April 15, 2019

    Awesome must cost a fortune to house, maintain, and feed all those fish.

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  • Raquel Antoniello

    April 15, 2019

    I LOVE what you're doing for these fish! I have just started with a 100 gallon and a 55 gallon getting very small for my humungous Oscars. And boy they have some tough love. In my 100 gallon I have South American Cichlids started with 10 now I have close to 30.? Time to upgrade!

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  • ButterChoke 97

    April 15, 2019

    Looks like a prison for fish

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  • Rian Saputra

    April 15, 2019

    Wow , There's Gurame / Gurami

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  • Thisguyagain

    April 15, 2019

    I love fish and I’m from Ohio

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  • ShamayimGuerrero

    April 15, 2019

    Great video. beautiful tanks and aquariumS!

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  • Aquatic Maniac

    April 15, 2019

    Saves fish and has that mullet?
    Respect

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  • Blimmo D. Clown

    April 15, 2019

    Good work guys. I got a story about an Oscar. For all I know he came to you guys.
    It all started when my downstairs neighbor passed away unnoticed. Bad business. He laid there on the ground in there for a couple of weeks before family conducting a welfare check found him. One the issues that needed immediate attention was Buddy. Buddy was this neighbor's adorable Oscar. Now this neighbor really didn't take good care of himself but he took excellent care of Buddy. While he could at least. Since Buddy had just sat there on his own for a couple of weeks his condition was dire. Last I saw of Buddy they literally called in a fish rescue team and placed Buddy aquarium and all on the back of a pickup truck to whisk him off to an expert to attend him. I hope Buddy made it.

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  • Non Pervenuto

    April 15, 2019

    i'm not used to such kindness anymore
    i know know how to react

    Reply

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