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Re: species maintenance
KI>Actually, there is a database of what fish exist within the hobby. It will
KI>be published by the AKA this summer - The Species Maintenance Report. It
KI>will also be placed on the AKA Website.
I look forward to seeing it.
KI>The problem of databasing the Who has What is privacy.
A sticky problem, and one that is not easily resolved.
KI>The second problem I have come across is volunteerism. You can have all the
KI>high ideals and desire to start working with a species of fish - after a
KI>year or a little more - if it is not something that excites the person -
KI>he/she lets it slide then it disappears.
Another factor might be ease of breeding/maintenance. But I suppose if
you are axcited about the fish you will be more likely to go the extra
mile and maintain a population...
KI>Just a few thoughts to consider ...
And you've given me a lot of food for thought, Tom. I obviously had not
thought the issue through. I think, though, that the AKA might want to
put more emphasis on species maintenance. The Species Maintenance
Committee is not well publicized. I was not aware it existed until this
issue came up in a regular GCKA meeting. Getting the list of species
published and on the website will probably help a lot.
Question: does the Species Maintenance Committee serve as a
"clearinghouse" to match people and "at risk" fish populations up? For
example, if I wanted to find a pair of fish that were extremely uncommon
in the hobby (maybe in danger of being lost to the hobby) with the plan
of making a concerted effort to successfully breed them, whom would I
Thanks for the info, and for making me think.
in sunny Ohio
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