I've had 4-5 tanks up at one time. My largest was a 55g.
I've never been interested in Oscars or the big aggressive fish. Love the look of Africans, but not the worry over dynamics.
But I've gotten my predatory thrills owning snakes , mostly nonvenemous, with a few exceptions, lizards and Tarantulas. I prefer feeding dead prey...but couldn't with my Tarantulas.
Falconry had plenty of blood and guts. So I've never needed to see fish get eaten.
I've managed pet stores a few times over the years. Including a reptile store. So I'm happy with my serene planted tanks ❤️
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