Re: NANFA-- RE: Native fish keeping starts

Chuck Miro (
Mon, 4 Jun 2001 09:35:14 -0400

Unfortunately, my introduction into fish-keeping wasn't nearly as colorful
or prosaic as others' have been.

I bought a couple of goldfish for my daughter for her birthday. I'd never
kept fish before. Couldn't understand why the water kept getting yucky in
her little two-gallon tank. Hated to see her birthday present die, so I read
up in a fairly obssessive manner on the science and art of fish keeping.
Eventually, her goldfish were moved into a 55g tank with adequate

Oh, and along the way I got intensely interested in native fishes and native
aquatic plants, and aquatic conservation, and somehow added a 25g and 75g
for native fishes, and a couple of small ponds out back, also for native
plants and fishes.

Chuck Miró, The Potomac River Basin
Potomac Aquaria Mailing List
Native Fish Netring

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