09-04-2012, 03:40 AM
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the fish are the dirty rotten rule breakers!
They never read the books we do and they do all kinds of unexpected stuff.
Reading back through this thread regarding the issue of feeding fry to fish, other people receiving feeders that may be ill, should we or should we not, one true way, etcetera etcetera, I am reminded of one of my favorite and most useful sayings:
"There is nothing so small that it cannot be blown out of proportion."
1077 wants us to look out for the next guy down the road, which, though admirable in sentiment is impossible and meaningless in practice. Fish are the responsibility of the people who own them. If I give someone fry, my responsibility ends at the point that they are received, assuming I did my best to keep them healthy. I take a dim view on feeding live fish to other fish only for the reason that contamination may be a result. But if I accept live fish fry to be used as food, or buy them, it's up to me to be sure they are disease and parasite free. How can it be any other way?
I also am amused at the notion that we should be so planful about our aquatic purchases that we are to prepare, this moment, for every issue and contingency that may arise as we go forward. And this level of preparedness should include finding homes for generations of mollies as yet unborn? Folks, most people don't even plan their own pregnancies or retirements. Of course I agree that we should act responsibly, but we are carrying this a bit too far. I am more of a "I do my best as each moment dictates" versus a "one true way" kinda guy.
Last edited by sidluckman; 09-04-2012 at 03:56 AM..