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common names for killies?
>If there was an agreed list of common names for killies most often sold to
>shops the store owners would have more of an idea of what they are buying.
>We would have more of an idea of what people had bought because they would
>be able to remember the name in stead of scribbling it down on a scrap piece
>of paper. I think this would have more kilies in the family 3foot tank.
An interesting idea. Do you think the AKA could get in the busines of
coming up with common names? Could be quite fun actually: Submit ideas
for common names for the various specie and then hold a vote among members
for a list. Then when breeders ( most of whom know about the AKA if they
aren't members) sell the fish, they can say "Yes, a red-finned Southern
branchfish" (Nothobranchius rubripinnis, my latin is ,well, non-existent),
or even red fin notho. It might be a a worthy effort
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