[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
RE: Still new to this. . .
When I read the original message, I started thinking of which fish I would
recommend as a good starter fish. Several species came to mind. Although I
have been raising and breeding fish as long as I can remember. I only
entered the killi hobby about three years ago. I therefore can remember the
advise I received very clearly. It was useful and very well intentioned.
Rather than restating it, I will give you with my own advise.
Pick a fish you really like for whatever reason.
Acquire that fish.
Work with it until you get it right.
Don't get discouraged.
Never buy a fish you really don't want just because it is easy. They all
will need work.
Don't be afraid of difficult fish. If someone else can keep them you should
be able to also, given enough time, effort and resources.
Fish that are easy for someone else may not be easy for you. The reciprocal
is also true.
I have had some real success stories with difficult fish. I have had
trouble with so called easy fish. The best way to learn is not to give up on
the fish you really want, rather than to keep fish you don't. You will
learn much more about killifish by staying focused on solving one problem
than by starting on lots of new ones.
Don't give up if you at first don't succeed. If you do eventually find that
there is a fish which you can not keep because it has some very specific
needs which you cant meet, then at least you have learned something and you
may then need to move on to another fish which is adapted to the conditions
you can provide.
Start with healthy fish from a local, reliable source. The biggest problem
I have had is that many of the fish I got were unhealthy.
Get as much good advise as possible, but never substitute it for your own
Some of the good advise I received did not work for me.
I don't want to contradict the other fine advise which was offered here. But
if Blue Gularis is what you really want. Stick with it. Don't settle for
something else. It took me some time to get my hatching solution right. But
now I get nice hatches from my water incubated eggs. If your only problem
is with egg fungus, I assure you that you can get past it with work.
Before my intentions get misunderstood by the other guys who have been
around much longer than me. It is very clear that they are the best group of
knowledgeable, well intentioned people I have ever been associated with.
These guys have gone out of your way to help me. And I am sure that they
will never know how much I have appreciated it. They are no doubt trying to
keep others from repeating their mistakes. Or better yet your showing you
an easier route than they traveled. But I'll bet if they think back to the
days when they were new, they took on the challenges of the more "difficult"
fish despite everyone's better advise. Their successes and even failures
are the reason they are the pros they are now.
Shop online without a credit card
RocketCash, a NetZero subsidiary
See http://www.aka.org/AKA/subkillietalk.html to unsubscribe