Ok, this story bothered me. Celebrities and the uber-rich should not be buying animals they can't care for, and people should not sell sharks either. It's important to remember that sharks, and most saltwater #aquarium fish, are taken from the ocean...
...unlike most freshwater fish in #aquariums. Because the sharks are captured, they suffer from extreme stress and injury. They'll rarely acclimate to the aquarium. Many of the aquariums shown in the article look awesome but aren't designed to offer the fish a good environment...
... If you wish to have an aquarium, buy farm-raised fish and begin the process with a focus on keeping the animals, and yourself, safe. Don't begin with a tiny aquarium either. Little tanks have more volatile #chemistry and temperature. Start with 30 or 40 gallons. Also...
... test your water chemistry first and then buy animals naturally comfortable with your chemistry. Tweaking chemistry is very difficult! It's a shame that the people in the WSJ article only think about themselves instead of all God's beautiful creatures. #Sharks aren't pets!
*I've never mentioned it before, but I wrote for a national aquarium magazine in college. My specialty was freshwater shrimp and snails. I also covered aquatic plants and some fish, too. It was a great experience with the publishing business! I loved aquariums!

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