Are you a Fish Haver or a Fish Keeper?
By Cecilia Chen,
From the product "N-forcers" advertisement.
You may be a "Fish Haver" if any of the following sounds like you:
You wait almost no time before stocking a brand new tank
You don't bother to read up on your fish, but choose the ones that look "interesting" and add them to your tank indiscriminately
You blatantly disregard overstocking guidelines and try to cram in as many kinds of fish as possible
You have only 1 or 2 fish of every species in your tank, even ones that need to be kept in schools
You tire of your fish easily and look to replace them with "less boring species" on a constant basis
You are going through a regular (almost weekly) schedule of replacing dead fish with new fish without trying to resolve the problem first
The fish in your tank have differing temperature or pH requirements, and some occasionally eat each other
You don't know the common names of most of your fish
If you think that you may be a "Fish Haver", might we suggest that you take a second look at this hobby and rethink your true interest in it? You may find it much more rewarding if you change your attitude to that of a "Fish Keeper"--someone who seeks to keep the fish they have healthy, happy, and living to a ripe old age, rather than just barely alive until the next good thing comes along.
Cecilia, AKA Pandora
Should Have Been a Pisces
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