Originally Posted by CorallineAlgae
I know the feeling. It's all about prioritizing the things you love. Can't fault you for that!
Years ago my mom , after my dad had passed away told us that it was always her and my dad's dream to take all of us " kids" to Hawaii for a vacation ,...so one Xmas she put together a trip for all of us ( including my longtime girl friend Laura ) to Hawaii,... We fell in love with the place and after seeing the humuhumu's while snorkeling for the first time I totally fell in love with the little critters ..., I probably have more humuhumu stuff than any human should have ,...from plates,bumper stickers,blown glass,wood carvings,coffee cups,xmas ornaments,expensive sculptures ,art prints,t-shirts,cup holders ,salt and pepper shakers,playing cards etc etc etc all the way to a 24 carat humuhumu that I wear around my neck 24 hours a day,..since that initial visit My girl friend and i have been back many ,many times to snorkel with the little monsters,...my girl friend has adapted to the humuhumu life style too and after a bout of snorkeling she can't wait to tell me about all the humu's she saw while snorkeling!
A few years back I decided that maybe ,,just maybe I could actually learn enough about maintaining a nice saltwater tank and actually raise a " rectangular triggerfish " ., which is the " Hawaiian state fish,( humuhumunukunukuapua'a )...it seemed like an impossible mission , at least for me,...but determined as I am ,I proceeded to try and learn and absorb as much Knowledge as I could before actually venturing out to do t.,..I ran across this forum one day and decided to join,...well,..thanks to many many good people and their willingness to share their knowledge ,I've been able to fulfill my aquatic dream and actually keep my humuhumu!!
" elway" my triggerfish was purchased a couple of years ago or so at my lfs
while he was actually acclimating in a shipping bag in one of their tanks,..I actually never even laid eyes on him until I came home and acclimated him to my own tank,.....he was the most undernourished and gaunt creature I had ever seen,...literally,..he was nothing but this sunken fish with some skin attached ,you could actually make out his bone structure thru his skin ! now he's a fat little mean tempered critter that is the ONLY resident of my tank!!!
So as Greg stated before ...nah,..I .gotta keep'em......sorry for the long explanation but it just seemed appropriate.