The following article claims, "Statistically, as much as 60% of the fish sold for a new aquarium will die within the first 30 days. 2 out of every 3 new aquarists abandon the hobby within the first year." I have no problem believing this statement, but reading it did disturb me. How do you feel about this statement? Do you think the statistics they claim are accurate? Do you think the death rate is higher or lower? I'd like this to be just a general discussion so your thoughts and opinions are all welcome. The full article tells a lot about nitrifying bacteria. It's a bit of a pitch for a product called Fritz-Zyme. I've never heard of it before but the information enclosed maybe very interesting for those of you who don't know everything about nitrifying bacteria already, and even for those of us with a fairly good handle on things, may still find a tidbit or two that will make it worth reading.