Today...enduring fish geek questions to ponder.
Why does the water find the one part of the hardwood floor that isn't protected?
And, for that matter:
Why does the smallest little thing we do in a tank result in spills on the floor?
Why don't you have enough towels available?
Why does everyone else freak out but us, when their new piece of driftwood "stains the water with tannins?"
Why does the super pretty fish always hide, while the ugly one is front and center?
What does your tank water only go cloudy after a routine water change just before you have visitors?
Why does that pair of Apistos that you've been trying to get to spawn for two years finally lay a viable clutch of eggs the night before you're leaving for a week-long trip?
Why does frozen food thaw so damn slowly when you’re in a hurry?
Why can't you ever remember if your Eheim uses 12/16mm or 16/22mm inflow/outflow pipes?
What can’t I get a “clean” drop from the reagents in my liquid test kits?
Why did you have to tweak "just that ONE piece of wood" in your aquascape right before heading out the door to work?
Why does super glue always end up dripping onto your fingers?
Why does the inside piece of the algae scraper magnet only fall off when it’s in the most inaccessible corner of the tank?
Why is the stupidly colorful male Aulonocara baenschii that you found in the "Assorted Africans for $3.00 ea." tank at the LFS the only one in the tank with a missing left gill cover?
(Photo by Torrecillas Jerome used under CC BY-SA 4.0)
Why does the cool fish have to be the one that is known to be a "jumper?"
Why can you start out with like 12 healthy Otocinculus and end up with just one?
Why do you run out of __________ on Christmas eve?
Why do I always end up with a mouthful of tank water when I start the siphon...no matter how fast my reflexes are?
Why do power failures only happen when you're about to head to the airport?
Why are your fish scheduled to arrive the ONE day that your regular mail carrier- who knows all of your weird, yet specific instructions about "just leave it on the front porch by the bench" and such- is out with the flu?
Why does it seem like the tank always scratches only on the FRONT viewing panel?
Why is the ONE rare fish you want only available after you just paid a major car repair bill?
Why is it that I can't think of any more at the moment?
You can add to this list. Please!
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