I've had "Amazon" biotope tanks for the past 30 years; successfully breeding Angels and Apistogramma.
Recently I became interested in fish indiginous to my home region.
I was born and raised here, left for many years (courtesy of the US Army) and have manged to live and work in seven US states, the former DDR, "West" Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Holland and Belgium.
A near fatal motorcycle accident in 2005 changed my life so i returned "home" permanently.
Singe, I've never been married and have no children.
There have been lots of wonderful women in my life, but my fear of commitment has always interceded.
So now I'm retired and able to pursue all of my "nerdy" hobbies (including amatuer radio) with no apologies to anyone.
Looking forward to learning as much as possible about our North American native fish!