Hey, I’m Paul, and I love fish. I have been a fish keeper for 15 years now, and my 2 boys and lovely wife think it’s pretty weird that dad will spend hours looking at the same tank of water. But as long as they don’t tell their friends about me, we’re all good!
I like to play bass guitar and read books about wild animal life because it fascinates me how they adapt to their surroundings in order to survive.
Fish are fascinating creatures with so much to teach us. They live in an environment completely different from our own—yet they still manage to thrive. When you watch them interact with one another or go through their daily routines, it becomes a whole new world before your eyes. And then there’s learning how to take care of these little guys: feedings, water changes, breeding cycles…it never ends!
I started like almost everybody else, with a little desktop aquarium and a few guppies. Then my parents bought me an Acara cichlid and some tetras. A while later I got into African cichlids and that’s when I started keeping fish more seriously. I started breeding them and doing all sorts of crazy things to my tanks in an effort to create the perfect environment for them.
The thing I enjoy the most is being able to create an artificial ecosystem that can support life. It’s really amazing to see all the different fish and plants living together in harmony.
What inspired me to start fishkeepingcentral.com?
I always loved reading about wild animal life and, as fate would have it, I started a fish keeping website while I was in college. It just snowballed from there and fishkeepingcentral.com became my obsession.
I have been involved in the aquatic community for a long time and I know both how difficult it is to find good information about fish, and how much work goes into maintaining a healthy tank once you have your first one. fishkeepingcentral.com has been created with these two things in mind: so that new keepers can arm themselves with the tools they need to have a healthy and happy fish community, and so that seasoned keepers can have a fresh look at how they manage their tanks.
I also know that I’m not the only one who looks for new information about aquariums. There is a lot of great info out there, but it’s hard to find because you have to dig through a lot of rubbish to get to it. I want fishkeepingcentral.com to be the one-stop shop for all your aquatic needs, and I hope you’ll visit us often!
Thank you for reading my story. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you and I respond to every message.
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