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Re: Killie Nutz Poll changes
>> This week's poll is based on the active discussion about Species
>> Maintenance. The poll asks if people are willing to maintain a rare species
>> of killie for some period of time. The options run from "No - I would not
>> participate" to "I would devote tanks the rest of my life"
>IMHO, that's the wrong question to ask. Rare fish get attention and are not
>in danger of being lost from the hobby. The question should be: "Am I
>willing to devote an indeterminant, but significant, number of tanks to
>keeping an ordinary, easy-to-breed fish that nobody wants because they have
>already had it?" You can't give them away at the club auction one year, and
>the next year they are not in the hobby at all. Now *that* is species
Maybe we can take an "expert systems" approach to this and poll what seem
to you to be an ordinary, easy fish in danger. I can guarantee you *I've*
never kept it! We could turn it into a newbie list and tell people to
start with these.
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