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Thread: Carp the "Be All End All..."

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    Daihonmei
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    Carp the "Be All End All..."

    I don't think so.

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    One good adage vs another---

    -- the eye of the beholder, Mate!

    To fisherman- carp are the lowly game fish
    To the naturalist- the bane of their existence because they mess up water ways and negatively impact nature species ( no they really aren't a native species)
    To the Japanese- a symbol of struggle and perseverance. And also a cheap source of protein!
    To the fish keepers? depends on what group
    * to the aquarium keepers an abomination
    * to the water gardeners - a bigger goldfish
    * to the koi ponder- foundation stock and king of fish!

    JR, lover of all fish regardless of evolutionary roots

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    I think there are two pinnacles to home fish keeping. One is koi...due to the size, scope and beauty(and cost!!). The other is reef keeping. Due to the incredible diversity and complexity involved(and cost!!).
    I would give honorable mention to some incredible planted aquariums I have seen, and to discus keepers as well. All very serious fish keepers.

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    Excellent response and I agree 100%! JR

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    Pinnacle?
    I think not.
    Arrowanas and arapaimas are the next step for pond keepers.
    Neue Seite 1

    Please note the similarities to how this person views his fish the same as koi keepers view theirs

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    but in all honesty arapaimas were not the intent of me starting so broad a thread....
    I wanted to see just where others would take the statement, and how others would defend their opposing opinion
    Please comment.

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    Be all and end all???? ...Get a life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Be all and end all???? ...Get a life!
    now that is more like MEeeeeeeeeeee.
    as you have seen, there is an opinion that the "pinnacle" is koi....
    not that anything is wrong with thinking that

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    The other reason it becomes the pinnacle...It's a rich mans sport!! Sure, we can do it at different financial levels. But, when guys like Martin and Mark are dropping $150K to win a trophy...it BECOMES the pinnacle. Lets see someone drop that kind of dough at a guppy contest???

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    Carp the "Be All End All..."

    depends.........

    Is Matisse the be all end all of french impressionism?

    Depends.........

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