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Re: Re: Species Maintenance Report
Why don't people supply this info?
I'm sure there are lots of reasons, in the BKA we never get anywhere either.
How many times have we all been asked for this info? If you're in more than
one association, plus a few species maintainance groups it could be several
times. It would take me ages to list all my species and get the locations
spelled exactly right (and I don't have that many really) plus by the time
it gets sent I will have lost a couple, and maybe given up on a couple more.
So why bother. Who cares how many of us have Fp. gardneri ? On the other
hand, if we could identify the top 50 endangered species (ok you may not
know its endangered at first, but we could certainly rule out half the
species, and save us all some time), and kept data on them far more people
may reply. If I was asked (or even had to fill in a form on the net with
just a checkbox) 'have you got N. sp obscurus?' and all I had to do was say
yes - i'd probably make the effort. Again how many pairs I have is fluid -
perhaps it should be a web radio button 1 pair/2-5 pairs/more than 5 pairs
etc. Actually I think i've just inspired myself for the BKA site!
Don't get me wrong I have every good intention of filling in these surveys,
but when I've got work/family/fishtanking taking preference , is it any
wonder I don't always get round to it.
I attempted a new approach, for the BKA website, where I kept a database of
all fish sold at auction/listed in the fish and egg list, and despite
begging people, I got practically no lists from the various auction
organisers (I got two in a whole year) - despite people telling me that they
would send the info. Perhaps there is a secret society deliberately keeping
this info secret, but more likely people just don't have time.
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