I’m going to guess if you are reading this, it’s because you either keep cichlids or you want to for the enjoyment. Neither of those makes you a hobbyist, necessarily. For a lot of us, however, cichlid keeping is a hobby. If your collection of tanks and cichlid species seems to grow, your thoughts are often consumed with cichlids and aquariums, and you spend a lot of your free time maintaining or watching your fish, you can consider yourself a hobbyist. As such, your fish keeping journey should be something to be enjoyed. But it is also a responsibility.
If you’ve read through this blog, specifically the FAQ, you know I don’t make any money off of it. Not one penny.
So why do it? That’s a great question. Maybe I should add that to the FAQ.
There is no single answer. In fact, I do it for several reasons. I’ll give you four below: