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Re: Species Maintenance List for Bill Vannerson
> I think one problem the KCC encountered was the fact committees selected the
>Core Species and then advertised for people to breed those species. The AKA
>is a volunteer organization and people have their own likes and desires. They
>don't readily tolerate someone else trying to dictate how to utilize their
>limited tank space and "fish time." The bottom line is to BREED our killifish
>and disseminate them widely. It is great fun.
Hmm. I'm not sure I agree with you on this one Harry, but I might just be
wierd. From my newbie chair, there are so many killiechoices I could just
cry for joy. However, when looking at a new and interesting species to
spend time on, I don't really have much to go on, except for a few
recommendations, the cool pictures I can find here and there and a gut
feeling. Simply having the report of how rare different species are will
just be one more (very important for me) piece of information I consider
when choosing a new fish. I guess it doesn't feel like an order to me,
since I'm free to ignore the recommendations (except for one special
commitment :-). Anyway, it may not be as bad as all that, particularly
for those of us who are just getting started.
It sounds like some of the rarities are ones that are too easy to keep.
For people getting started, these are perfect, since they're (supposedly)
not frustratingly difficult, a little out of the ordinary, and have the
extra spice of being endangered/extinct in the wild (when they are). I
myself have the GH2's out where I can show them to people and say "see
those cool fish? They're thought to be extinct in the wild" That's pretty
cool for me. This might just be one area where beginners can perform a
function more experienced hands are less thrilled about.
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