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[Killietalk] Killifish database...Species Maintenance Lists...beginners
i guess i have a different take on this than some...
i wouldn't want that 2am phone call from someone who
saw my fishlist and wants something either. but i do get
emails from people who have seen my list on other sites.
it reminds me to keep my list updated as i don't maintain
every species i try, either because i lose interest and
got rid of them or simply don't have the skill/knack/time...
and i don't turn people away simply because i don't
know them. i've developed a network of good cyber
friends that i've never met. my criteria for sending
fish isn't based on someones resume it's based on
what i have available.
do you remember being a newb? did someone gave you a
chance at a fish that perhaps you shouldn't have
because dag-gummit you don't have the experience.
i had been keeping killies for a whopping two months
when i obtained a pair of A cyanostictum and A georgiae.
i won the cyanostictum in a raffle (perhaps we should
only allow those with red paddles to enter?) the georgiae
were a gift from Karl Doering, he won them in another
raffle and asked if i'd like to give them a shot.
the CYA? i still have them but had to get a replacement
female... that experience taught me check the mop before
i give a little squeeze... but to this day no fry. this
makes me try that much harder and do more research.
the GEO are in their third generation in my tanks.
i agree that failing can discourage and
perhaps make one completely give up on killies,
whether you've been trying for 2 months or 10 years.
but success with a 'not for beginners' specie can
hook you for life.
i think we are missing an opportunity here.
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