Just the other night we had our August club meeting, (C.A.F.E.). Rusty Wessel came up from Louisville Kentucky and gave a talk about “Fishes of the Maya”. Rusty usually brings fish to auction after the talk and this time was no exception.
As I watched all the super cool fish Rusty had brought along being auctioned off, I felt a little down that I wasn’t still keeping cichlids as this was a rare opportunity to acquire some very special fish. I soon found myself reminiscing about fish I have kept over the years and what a fantastic hobby fish keeping truly is…..
As a child, I kept a multitude of “critters” in bottles, jars and buckets. All treasures carried home from streams, ditches and local farm ponds here in rural Ohio. In 1965 I started my “official” fish keeping career as I imagine many 8 year old boys did, with a 25 cent turtle from the five & dime store. Continue reading Musing of a fish keeper