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Re: fewer species and more of them
KI>I feel that too many killie keepers keep too many species and not enough of
Well said, Bob. We all tend to fall into the trap of keeping two of
everything under the sun (that we can afford at auction, anyway),
without thinking about a long term goal of maintaining the species in
our fish rooms.
What I have found, as I gain experience, is that there are half a dozen
or so species that I really like to work with and would like to maintain
over the long term. I would much rather have large, healthy populations
of these fish in my tanks than have two of everything. It fits in better
with my philosophy of environmental responsibility, too.
This is not knocking the people who keep many different species--I'm
glad there are people that are willing to experiment and have so much
energy and enthusiasm. However, I have learned that I cannot adequately
maintain huge numbers of different fish--I'm just not that dedicated.
Just my 2 cents (probably not even worth that much).
in cool and cloudy Ohio
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