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post #21 of 23 Old 09-16-2011, 06:10 PM
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A lot of the fish you buy can infact be wild caught fish.

Either way.. how is going from unnatural to unnatural a better deal? Stress is stress. While you might think its a "better situation" for the fish, and you're is, it doesn't change the fact that unnatural colors and movement can still cause them stress. Even if they started out in a breeding tank..
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post #22 of 23 Old 09-16-2011, 06:32 PM
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I think the key here is to find a background to fit your room, I just had an idea ignore the background and think about the water, get some driftwood and add some tannins to the water to make it darker, will make it look more brownish without the need to worry about a a complicated background, any further color adjustments can be done by adjusting the spectrum of bulb you use for lighting.
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post #23 of 23 Old 09-17-2011, 12:17 PM
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please i see you are very close minded . it may not be your thing and that is fine but my fish are not stressed at all. actually the aggression in the tank increases when i remove it. as for the background it does display the fish in a different way . u don't like it that is fine but it is only your opinion which is based on speculation not fact and it has nothing to do with the environment inside the tank. I am not afraid to be different i find you quote very funny
A few other members have countered this, but as you did direct it to me I will respond.

Your comment that your fish are not stressed is in itself a sign of your lack of understanding about fish. None of us can know first hand what is or isn't stressful to the fish. But we can learn from ichthyologists who have spent years studying this. To ignore their conclusions is comparable to going to your doctor and ignoring his analysis of why you are sick because you think you know better. You don't. None of us do.

My opinions on this forum are always based on scientific fact and personal experience. Always. I do not guess ever. I never post on topics of which I have no knowledge. The fish are living creatures and deserve better than my guessing or experimenting. If anyone decides to keep a live creature, be it a fish, turtle, dog, or horse, there comes with that decision the responsibility to first learn what is required and then provide it. Anything less is total irresponsibility.

If providing the best environment for my fish according to what nature has programmed them to expect is closed minded, fine. If we all followed this we would have healthier fish and fewer problems.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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