Ruth's Rants

Goldfish, everything that is wrong with the hobby.

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Goldfish, everything that is wrong with the hobby.

 Goldfish bowl, memory like a goldfish, and so many other cliches and trite sayings. They declare societies views of goldfish. They’re the first pets people get their kids to make mistakes with, they’re the fish we see on social media with children holding a baby goldfish a couple of inches long, crying that their pet has died. People laughed about the story of a child taking his goldfish to bed with him. The fish died incase you were wondering. To top it all we give them away as prizes, the cheapest prize. Oh you didn’t win the stuffed toy, here...

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Rock Art May Change How We Keep our Fish (but probably not a lot)

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Rock Art May Change How We Keep our Fish (but probably not a lot)

The announcement of thousands of cave paintings in the Serrania la Lindosa in Columbia may seem like a mildly interesting bit of news, but only really for archaeologists and historians right?

 Think again. There is a fascinating wealth of information from these records that can help us fish keepers thousands of miles away.

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Book review Aquascaping; a step-by-step guide to planting, styling, and maintaing beutiful aquariums.

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Book review Aquascaping; a step-by-step guide to planting, styling, and maintaing beutiful aquariums.
A little while ago I recieved a present in the post. A lovely glossy copy of George Farmers new book. So obviously I had to read it. Opening this book is a little touch of magic. From the two-page images of Georges own tank, the crisp paper with spot gloss images of other amazing aquascapes, it was as if some of that aquascaping magic escapes along with that new book smell.

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