I stumbled upon a forum post where one aquarium keeper was having trouble keeping a particular fish. This individual had tried to keep his favorite fish species at least five different times, each time ending with the same result…the fish refusing to eat after a couple of weeks and eventually dying. The story from this hobbyist got me thinking, how many times should a hobbyist try at one particular species before giving up and moving on? Is two unsuccessful tries at a fish the stopping point? How about three? How do hobbyists factor in a specimen that shipped poorly and could never recover? We’re positive price plays a key role in such a string of fish purchases, but what if the fish was affordable or the price wasn’t a factor?
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