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If you had to choose one aspect of cichlid keeping to be your favorite, what would it be?

Simply kicking back and watching the fish
28
54%
Breeding them
5
10%
Feeding them
1
2%
Tinkering with gadgets
1
2%
Tank maintenance
3
6%
Discussing the hobby on Cichlid-Forum
0
No votes
Attending club meetings / swap meets
2
4%
Collecting as many species as possible
4
8%
Other – please describe
8
15%
 
Total votes : 52

What motivates you?

Postby Cich of it all » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:30 am

Just curious!
I know its probably hard to pick!
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Postby chapman76 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:04 am

Hard to pin it down for me. It's between kicking back and watching them and collecting as many as I can. I like seeing how all the different species and genus act and interact.
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Postby Cich of it all » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:20 am

I voted for tank maintenance because I get a huge amount of satisfaction from providing a clean, suitable home for the fishes. Spectating is a close second though.
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Postby PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn » Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:40 pm

you missed an option,

all of the above...
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Postby Supercoley1 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:35 pm

I chose other because I like to create a planted environment around the fish.

When I rescape I continue with the fish I have unlike many aquascapers who get different fish to compliment each different scape.

Then I sit back and watch the fish (and the scape)

I guess I could put it in as tank maintenance if that includes scaping?.

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Postby BlackShark11k » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:37 pm

It was a three way tie for me, breeding them, watching them, and talkin' bout 'em on here and other forums :D

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Postby DJRansome » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:51 pm

I am with Supercoley 1 , my favorite thing is designing/creating the tank, aquascaping, selecting fish, rocks, etc. Cich of it all, you can come to my house and do the maintenance any time!
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Postby Cich of it all » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:48 pm

:lol:
airfare on you?
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Postby DJRansome » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:16 am

Nah, you've got MTS and that's the last thing I need. Can you imagine someone who likes to design new tanks and hates maintaining them with MTS??? I stick with the four I have and just rotate redesigning them.
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Postby Fishguy28 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:35 pm

I would have to say all of the above to me it is like collecting sports cards when you were a kid constantly striving to collect all of them and the excitement of finding that really rare fish that you always drooled over. Then after that comes the breeding, feeding and so on also a little boasting about your latest find to get your friends a little flustered while waiting for the first spawn, but it's all in fun. :D
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Postby canadiancichlidfan » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:09 pm

All of the poll options except cleaning the tank and those darn gadgets.
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Postby Mr Aquarium » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:00 am

The colors, personality of ea Sp. watching them at feeding time,
the way they landscape the tank for you,
and watching them as they grow up with the saticfaction or knowing you do a
good job and they are healthy n happy.
and if they spawn, the reward of seeing the spawn grow up.
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Postby Mr Aquarium » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:01 am

Oh, I forgot to mention,

All the Great People I get to talk to, hang out with and learn from.....
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