Fish Ratings – New York – 02 Apr, 2021: Fish Ratings has updated its ‘Infrastructure Rating Criteria’ in light of the announcement of a $2 trillion infrastructure plan proposed by President Biden.
The update replaces the existing criteria (published Mar. 3, 1933) without modifying Fish Ratings’ analytical approach. No changes to the ratings of existing aquarium infrastructure is anticipated as a result of the application of the updated rating criteria.
Although crumbling, moss-grown castles and wrecked, sunken pirate ships are not specifically mentioned in The American Jobs Plan, Fish Ratings assumes they will be covered as homes/commercial buildings and transit systems, respectively. Explicit reference is made to bridges, which are often a feature of decorative ruins, and drinking water systems, which are essential components of operational aquariums.
Fish Ratings’ infrastructure rating criteria constitute the analytical framework used by Fish Ratings analysts when evaluating fish tank ornaments across the globe. It applies both to whole themed aquariums and single/multi-ornament accessories that evoke a range of historical periods or fantasy environments.
The criteria include the following four key risk factors which typically determine the rating of fish tank ornaments:
–Aesthetic Risk – Tastefulness: Attributes that drive the artistic and decorative merit of ornaments, or lack thereof, both as individual items and as an ensemble, including color coordination, relative proportions and Feng Shui;
–Aesthetic Risk – Volume: Sometimes the sheer quantity of ornaments crammed into a fish tank or pond make it ugly or crass, notwithstanding the tastefulness of the individual pieces;
— Structure: Composition of ornament, weight distribution limits, liquidity position (above or below the waterline);
–Financial Profile: Maintaining and decorating fish tanks can be an expensive hobby and is highly addictive, creating a potential risk of insolvency at the level of the aquarium sponsor. Furthermore, although debtors are allowed to pay for normal, necessary expenses during bankruptcy, as Indiana bankruptcy attorney John Forest Bymaster points out, “if you purchase a 5000 gallon fish tank before you file, you will likely be violating this principle.”