The impulse to take something from nature and mold, tweak, prune, or modify it to suit our desires or merely our curiosity is something intrinsically human—as is, perhaps, the desire to argue about the results.
Replace animosity with kindness, encourage compromise through transparency, and the fish keeping hobby has a truly bright future—even for those who love man-made fishes.
Man-made fishes have been around for a long time and are here to stay. If we do not cover man-created strains and forms, and debate the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we leave the field to emotional grandstanding, or worse, legal regulations without qualified input.
AMAZONAS Excerpt: Executive Editor Ann Whitman suggests that cognitive dissonance best describes some aspects of our hobby’s relationship with man-made fishes.
A preview of highlights in AMAZONAS Magazine’s September/October 2019 Issue. Paid AMAZONAS Subscribers can log in with their email address and read the Digital Edition starting August 11th, 2019.