Frank Magallanes, the world famous “Piranha Man” from Oregon sent me two paintings. One of a Black Spot Piranha (Pygocentrus cariba) and the other of a Sabertooth Characin (Hydrolycus armatus). Both were hand painted by Frank himself on acid free paper. I love art, so receiving these paintings fulfilled me more than any other material gift.
Although I have been Frank’s friend for almost 10 years, I have never met him in person. It is incredible how hobbies can create great friendships. In my case, the aquarium hobby has placed me in the path of many great people. From scientists to artists, the range of people in the hobby is so diverse. At the end we are all brought together by water, aquatic plants and animals.
Visit Frank’s extraordinary website: http://www.opefe.com/
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