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KI>Part of the problem may be political/economic (people are reluctant
KI>to give away info that was "expensive" for them to obtain), but I think
KI>the biggest reason is simply logistical.
Yes, it comes down to time and priorities. I have found killie people to
be as generous with their knowledge as they are with their fish, and I
am grateful for both. Unlike with many other fish, we don't have the
redundancy of LFS's and fish farms to fall back on. If we lose the
strain/fish, we can't just get more (at least not easily) so it's in the
best interests of the hobby to share information to keep the fish
(whatever they may be) breeding. It's also (IMO) in the interests of the
hobby to do species maintenance records so we don't lose strains that
are no longer available in the wild (or species that are now extinct in
the wild, for that matter). But that's another thread/issue, and a whole
can of worms in and of itself.
Most of the info here (about the actual fish, at
KI>least) is in the form of question/answer. A very good method, to be sure,
KI>but perhaps we should encourage people to post more of their observations
KI>and ideas. This might make the list to "busy", but I would love to read
KI>about what others are doing in their fishroom. If people sent their day to
KI>day experiences with killies to this list, we would be building a sort of
KI>"oral history". Anyone else think this is a good idea ? or would it
KI>clutter the list ?
I think it's a very good idea, and I don't think it would clutter the
list. I am also willing (well, Lee read my message and asked if I would
do it) to compile information as it comes off this list and other
sources to include in the BNL and try to get it into the hands of people
that aren't computer users. Posting day-to day observations /experiences
would help me to do that. As I said, a lot of the tricks of the trade
are also things that newbies never think to ask about, and posting the
day to day stuff, which I suppose seems mundane and commonplace to
people with experience, sure helps the newbies (and not so newbies).
KI>If anyone cares to read about what's going on in my fishroom, you can read
KI>my log book at http://myfishroom.com (or http://fishroom.net). As I'm
KI>updating that web log, I could send killie-related stuff to this list.
KI>If anyone want to post a similar log on that site, let me know.
Thanks Dennis. I would love to see the killie (and other fish
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