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Re: Amazon

Ed Street writes:

> Uhm,  if someone collects plants from the amazon that has the same plant
>  in there aquarium then WHY would they want to do that? that would just
>  help encourage destruction of the ecosystem.

Then maybe we should start a worldwide lobbying campaign to make the keeping 
of tropical species of plants or animals illegal.  Of course, while we are at 
it, we should probably also ban keeping native species as well.  Gee, maybe 
we should just keep rocks in our tanks.

But on the serious side, the rate at which tourists are collecting plants 
from the Amazon is far below the system's capacity to replenish.  A recent 
survey showed that the huge numbers of neons nd cardinals being shipped out 
of Brazil was having no effect on the native populations of those fish.

Bob Dixon