Originally Posted by tkos
Umm...excuse me? Expendable fish. You think it is okay to expend fish during your cycling? That is great! (sarcastic)
While no animals should be considered expendable by any means, mollies can be a good choice for certain scenarios in SW
. They can easily be converted to SW
and breed quite easily in the home aquarium.
When you consider the impact of collecting wild specimens from the ocean vs breeding your own, one impacts the ecology much much less than the other. I think it's a choice of the lesser of two evils.
Proper thought and planning can avoid these issues though. Fishless
cycling as well as avoiding animals that must be fed live foods is the most conscientious (sp?) way and one that I fully support.