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Old 04-16-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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seafood??

Does anyone look at seafood differently after owning an aquarium? I personally, love swordfish,salmon and mahi mahi...But some people I have talked to have stopped eating seafood after becoming tank owners
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:01 AM   #2
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I don't know about the rest of you but when I see a Lobster I always think....how big of a tank do I need to raise Maine Lobsters or Snow King Crabs? Ohhh yummy. OR, jumbo shrimp.
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:10 AM   #3
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I like to eat fish a bit. I feel so bad for those lobsters that you see in the grocery store though, just sitting on top of one another in that little tank. Its a bit like beef to me. We had a few pet cows but that didn't stop me from eating meat. But I could never kill one of my pets and have them for dinner.
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lol that reminds me of the simpsons with pinchy lol. homer accidently dropped him into a boiling pot of water and at the end eats him by himself "pinchy would of wanted it this way"
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:35 AM   #5
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I don't like seafood, but its not because of owning fish, or at least not conciously.
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I love seafood....owning tropical fish only makes me wonder what they taste like...
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:47 AM   #7
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owning tropical fish only makes me wonder what they taste like...
You know, with all the medication I see on the shelves that I see labelled "not for food fish", I wouldn't attempt it! Jokes aside, I love seafood. I'm the guy at Todai always in line for lobster.:P
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Old 04-17-2005, 01:53 AM   #8
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I don't ever cook my own seafood. Well, the only exception would be boiled shrimp and I only cook that for Christmas Eve. I rely exclusively on Red Lobster or Reid's for my seafood cravings! The Ultimate Feast, no fried shrimp, scampi instead. Usually I end up taking home the scampi though. The Lobster and Crab legs aren't good nuked. Reid's has a special every Friday night of 1 lb of King Crab Legs for $4.99. Man how can you pass THAT up?! Just if I could get a tank big enough to raise my own Crabs. hmmmm.
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You know...

...that's a really good question. I know that eating live things is not the way to go if the human race is to evolve past their present stage. Empathy is what humanity lacks; when it has enough of it to realize that killing living creatures for sustenance, a practice long since necessary, then I feel that it will finally be on its way to the next level of advancement. Despite the "awareness" I have regarding this shortcoming on my part (I'm also well aware of the fact that my sports fanaticism flies in the face of the fact that I understand that any mechanism society has invented to segrate its members into different, rival groups must be eliminated before we can evolve further), I must say that I much prefer the fruits of the ocean to those of the land. It's a conscientious decision based on a dichotomy that is impossible to reconcile so I just chalk it up to being a hypocrit on some level.

I like beef and chicken but given the choice, I prefer salmon steak to rib-eye any day of the week and twice on sundays. Owning an aquarium has done nothing to mitigate those desires. The way I see it, if I can stick to eating those fish that I'm fairly certain are available aplenty (farm-raised salmon, any kinds of sardines, tuna other than blue-fin), then I'm OK. I also enjoy shell-fish a great bunch and thankfully, except for the lobster, all the other shell-fish I like are available in spades.
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The only seafood I eat is fish and i still eat it, after owning my tanks hoever i think that if i did enjoy other sea food's i would be put of them by now lol
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i've been going deep sea fishing for years; i clean and eat the fish i catch. my uncle and i used to go 1-2 times a week but now he's busy and i'm out of highschool so i guess i took up fish keeping and surfing to fill the void. i have no problem seperating the two since they serve different purposes; fish for food and fish as pets.
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I stopped eating fish (and other animals) more than 10 years before I started keeping fish, but I find that now that I know some fish personally I find it more disturbing to see people eating fish that still have the heads on.
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I object to consuming many marine organisms (both farmed and wild-caught) on the basis of both environmental concerns and potential anthropogenic contamination (primarily the former).
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