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RE: Giving AKA away (was Re: Aphyosemion sjoestedti)
> Just as a side note I would like opinions on a subject. I
> have a local
> pet store wanting to buy some killies from me,
Go for it. Selling on commission is a bit dodgy though you tend to have lots
of jumpers or their sucked into the filters. If offered cash grab it with
two hands, I usually trade for food or other fishroom supplies.
but I am hesitant to sell
> them to the pet store for fear that people will mix simmilar types and
> therefore creating undefined fish.
If someone is buying their second or third pair of killies. They will be
trying to find info in books, magazines or the Internet. It's not to hard to
find the basics of killi-keeping if you look.
The other option I came up
> with (really
> wanting other people to have the opotunity to get into these fish) was to
> only sell males
This attracts the why are my fish dead aquarium owner. They don't like to
pay $10 or $20 for a pair and one of them is a dull grey fish.
to the pet store and tell anyone who wantde to seriously
> breed them to call me and I would sell them a female, on the stipulation
> that they were correctly informed and properly equiped to propogate the
That is a big ask for a store owner stop half way through a sale and tell
the customer that they can only have the fish if they agree to the above
terms. Here are a couple suggestions that might help.
1. Print up some cards with a contact number pieces of paper are very easily
lost most businesses have some where they keep businesses cards.
2. Have someone with neat righting, write two cards, one with scientific
name first and a common name underneath. The other the opposite way around
the store owner will use the one with the common name first. Someone said
some of the AKA publications list a common name as well. Make theese cards
big enough read but not so big that they won't stick them on the display
(I really don't
> want to break any codes of ethics here).
The only unethical thing would be culling or leaving extra pairs to dye of
neglect. When with a little bit of you scratch my back and I'll scratch
yours most LFS will gladly take them.
NAKA 69, AKA 08116
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