Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Boonies, Arizona
I didn't know people kept bluegill as ornamental fish. I guess it all depends on what you're used to being common. Most of the fish we keep in the states are not eaten- probably because most of our ornamental fish come from somewhere else and our food fish is just too big. I knew a guy who decided to put a juvenile big mouth bass that he'd caught while fishing in his monstrously huge tank filled with expensive fish. It took that bass five minutes to eat every fish in that tank. The next time I saw him, he was feeding the bass ground beef. When I asked what he was doing, he said, "Fattening him up! This bass is gonna be a $400 dollar fillet!"
I do know people that have kept crawdad tanks. It's a hobby- no, it's dinner!
"People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn't forget it. You become responsible forever for what you've tamed."
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery