I have always liked colored fishes, like clown fish, way before Disney’s movie. And a certain fascination for seahorses, probably because they look so unlike other water animals. During a visit to Göteborg’s aquarium with Hanna, I remembered: “I want one”. What has been holding me back, so far, is that it is a lot of work, and once you started it, it’s a responsibility, you have to take care of it, also in the past few years, I have had to work for about a quarter of time in Paris, the rest of the time I was working in Toulouse, but with holidays and week-ends, that mean I was almost half of the time out of town. But now that my thesis is nearing the end, and that I am going to move somewhere more permanent, or at least with a full time job on a single location, then maybe, it’s time to give it some serious thinking.
Some initial browsing on internet have shown me that, after the initial setup, it isn’t so much a time consuming task, mostly dedication, feeding everyday, and changing part of the water every week. And watching. And getting pleasure from a beautiful aquarium.
Since what dragged me into this are clown fishes, I will want a salt water aquarium. Since it’s a display of nature, it’s important the aquarium is friendly to the inhabitant, and friendly to the environment. Which is going to be a difficult task for a salt water aquarium.