Originally Posted by GreenTea
Yeah it's not like I think they're ugly or anything, I totally get the appeal, and watching them swim and flare is really beautiful. When I was rehabilitating fish and rehoming them, I had like, 5 long finned boys who all started tail-biting at the same time and would only do it again once the fins were almost all the way grown out -_- It turned me off I think. It also seems like hmpks have the craziest colors, which I am all about! :D
Couldn't have said it any better. It won't keep me from buying another HM or anything, it's just so disheartening to see these beautifully colored and proportioned fins, and just when you think it couldn't get any better, CHOMP! Then it's months of regrowth until it's almost back to normal, then CHOMP! again.
I'd like to find a CTPK for my next guy, but I'm afraid that's a long way into the future.