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Fish for really BIG aquariums

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves.

I know someone who once bought a cute “little” puppy which quickly became a small horse – also known as a Bullmastiff. We’ve all probably bit off more than we can chew at one time or another. In most cases it’s a lesson learned – “to count the cost” (Luke 14:25-33). In some cases, however, it can cause suffering for both you and the animal.

I’ve collected some examples of this in the fishkeeping hobby; fish that start relatively small when bought and then quickly outgrow their fishkeeper’s ability to either handle them or have enough space for them. These are fish that require the hundreds of gallons and sometimes thousands that only public aquaria can offer and afford. Here are a few of these to look at but don’t buy fish.

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Bobbit Worm

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves.

If you looked deep within yourself would you find a worm? When the Psalmist (22:6) looked within himself he wrote:

But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

Worms in the Bible are connected to sin and death.

As a young child my mother was asked to go get the ham from the cold room. It was dark, and after grabbing the ham she decided to pull off a piece of meat. When she arrived in the light she saw that what she had been eating was full maggots, technically not a worm, but worm-like.

So what would happen if you found something in your aquarium that was a little bigger than the average worm? Check out this video (archived backup).

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A Review of the Maidenhead Aquatics YouTube Channel

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, my family and those whom God loves.

Peter, Andrew, James and John all ran a fishing business (Matthew 4:18-22). They left it to follow Jesus, but fishing was in their blood (John 21:3), much like the people who work at Maiden Aquatics are passionate about fish and fishkeeping.

Maidenhead Aquatics is a large chain of 150 aquatic stores across the United Kingdom. Their first store was opened in Maidenhead, England. Their staff are people who are themselves fishkeepers and have a passion for the hobby.