August 5, 2016
Maybe its the drugs I am taking for my 'cold' or maybe the winter doldrums are getting to me, but as I sit here, I realize how much I miss keeping killies.
Now there are valid reasons why I cannot do what I used to do - take care of upwards of 200 tanks of fish and Yes I do still have a tank of killies - a community tank in my living room which allows me to use dry foods to feed my E. annulatus, A. biv lagos red and Aplo. normanni, it's just not the same as going down to the fish room, picking eggs, culturing live foods and raising fry. Nope they are not reproducing in the community setting, or at least the fry are being devoured before I see them.
Since my heart attacks and subsequent surgery, my energy levels remain low to non-existent. Maybe for a couple hours a day, early in the morning, I feel well enough to accomplish something, so I have focused on my writing and webdesign. Yes, I just returned from a cruise and stop at WDW and I pushed myself pretty hard. Still it has taken me several days to recover at all from the effort. My body still aches and my legs are fatigued and hurt most of the time. I really am not a complainer, but when I think of the fish room, it saddens me that I don't have the energy to do the work necessary.
I also miss the connections I had through UNYKA (Upstate NY Killifish Assc.) We really need to have a reformation meeting to find out just who is serious about continuing the club. I firmly believe the social aspect of the hobby is what keeps it fresh.
I admit, I have ignored Killienutz website for awhile now. I do need to get back to work on it.
Well, so much for my whining for now!