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.