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[Killietalk] Re: "Where Have All The Killies Gone"/counterpoint!
> We tend to get messages here on killietalk by the fanatical killifish
> zealots who are tied into this "maintain for life or consider yourself
> second class citizens" philosophy. Does it bother the beginners with one
> tank who are not interested in this path? I'd like to hear from you as
> to your opinion on that.
Does it bother me? Well, not really. Do I understand and agree with it? Certainly not.
I am currently keeping some *Fp gardneri* P-82, and my husband has some very nice lampeyes, although I must confess to not knowing the species. My intention in this hobby, due my limited space and desire to learn as much as possible, is to NOT keep any species over the long term! If I have a species that gives me a particular difficulty, I will keep it until I have it figured out and have learned as much as I can about it. If a species becomes routine for me, no matter how beautiful the fish, I intend to move on. Frankly I'm surprised that this isn't the prevalent attitude, and it makes me think all you "fanatical killifish zealots" must have really big fishrooms!!!! :)
I DO intend to pass along the fry and possibly even my breeding pairs to LFSs, aquabid, etc. Maybe this type of circulation would help keep killies in the hobby - if you've had your fun with a species, let others give it a try while you move on to bigger and better things.
Just the $0.02 of a newbie.
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