So we all have our little pet peeves about the hobby. I'm not talkin' about poor care of fish at shops and irresponsible pet owners who treat their fish like objects. We all despise that crap. I'm talkin' about the stupid little s*** that bugs ya but the next guy laughs at.
I'll start. I've made it well known I prefer naturalistic environments for my fish. I even have a few biotope tanks with fish and plants native only to a certain area within a region (my Essequibo River biotope tanks) rather than only fish from a certain continent or broad geographical area. So naturally, I prefer natural colored gravel. Probly my biggest pet peeve is dumpin' new gravel into a tank and seein' the flash of a half dozen hot pink, neon purple, flourescent yellow or sky blue pieces as that 25 pounds of beautiful, natural substrate falls to the tank bottom. Man, I'm tellin' ya, it might be one piece of hot pink gravel and I WILL see it fall into the tank! Pickin' out those annoying bits of color is like findin' a needle in a haystack, but it just drives me nuts knowin' they're in there if I don't.
So that's my stupid aquarium pet peeve. Anybody else?
So many fish, so few tanks.
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