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Re: Species Maintenance List for Bill Vannerson
>>>Bill, how about more info re: the breeders killifish data base?
I left off the programmer's name because he mentioned that he was interested in pursuing selling it as a small commercial venture to help fund his hobby. I will email him separately and see if he's willing to disclose his identity or aspects of the program.
I will paste the contents of his message below to show what the application tracks. It's actually a simple design, which is good because of the KISS principal.
Also, I know of another programmer that was considering doing an application that would run on a PDA (i.e., Palm Pilot) so that one could walk around in your fishroom and record data if your PC was in a different part of the house. Then you would synchronize the data later when you put the PDA in its cradle. I believe I passed each others emails to them so they could consider collaborating and combining features.
Fish purchased Fp. puerzli
date bought/obtained AKA Convention 2000
what bought/obtained pair, adult
Price if any
Name of fish
Source - how do they know me
To whom name an address
Ship to name and address
Payment info if any
Shipping charges if any
Male ID # from FISHPURC above
Female ID# from FISHPURCH above
Fry get a MaleID#-FemaleID# designation
For example A. australe Male ID# 45 Female ID# 65
Tank with fry gets label of A. australe date hatch, 45-65
This id label stays with the fish until they have all disappeared.
If fish are pulled to set up next generation breeding, then a new entry is
made in the FISHPURC table, and they get a new number. The old designation of 45-65 goes into the oldid#, letting me track the
lineage basically forever.
This may seem like a lot of work, but it isn't. Putting in all the initial
pairs takes a while, but after that it is easy. Gotta put a label on fry
tanks anyway, so adding the parents is easy.
As fry grow and move to larger growout containers, the label follows them.
The only time a individual fish gets a label is when bought, or a grow out
pair becomes a new breeding pair.
This lets me have multiple pairs breeding of the same fish, with the ability
to cross out two different parent sources, or to purposely do a
brother/sister or same parent different batch setup. If one pair is doing
really great fry and a another is so so, then after a while the records will
Keeping track of fish that comes in and the fish that goes out gives me the
ability to try to get more of the same fish if something happens to mine. I
can check both where I got mine, and who has mine.
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