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Buy Fat Fish

Posted By: peterinwa <peterinwa@attbi.com>
Date: Thursday, 13 February 2003, at 10:33 p.m.

Growing up in the '50s my mother wanted her children fat. Even today if I get into really good shape she tells me I look skinny. It's because she went through W.W.II when so many babies died for lack of food. More babies might have lived through the hard times if they had been fatter to begin with... so the theory goes.

Well, I've had it with buying skinny fish. I don't care how fussy I have to be at the LFS, I'm not taking anything home ever again that doesn't have a full stomach.

I did once buy a Clown and didn't notice till I got it home that its stomach was flat compared to the one I already had, but it fattened right up. But why take the chance?

I just bought a half dozen small Cardinals and it was pr