NANFA-- RE: Captive fish

B.G. Granier (
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 17:07:09 -0600

Someone once asked me if any fish I caught and kept captive, or maybe even
sent to another aquarist who is interested in the biological processes and
life spans of the subjects and I replied:

Look at it this way:

There aren't any predators in an aquarium, usually.
There are no extremes of weather.
There is always a food source.
The fry are always given shelter.
And a place to grow, safe from the other predators.

If I mail them to another hobbyist, they are safely packed in double bags.
It's dark and even though they may be jostled, they're already asleep in
their box surrounded by the cushioned effect of their water.

If now I should die, I'd love to be a fish in a dedicated aquarists' tank!


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