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Re: Species Maintenance
Just so you know - I only have 2 reports of Fp. puerzli and 1 of Fp.
At Tuesday 05:43 PM 4/24/01, you wrote:
>I sincerely hope that more people turn in their census so we can get a big
>picture. Knowledge is the key to 99% of most everything, the other 99% being
>dedication, hard work, luck and some more luck. There is a simple plan that
>I use for myself. If I get a pair of whatever fish - until I have
>successfully raised up fry, distributed to more than 3 people who are also
>breeding and distributing, then I am a 'consumer' of that fish. (Consumer
>being a bad thing)
>Once I know that 3 people are raising fish from me and distributing them
>also, then at least for the short term (year or so) I have done my own
>species maintenance program. It doesn't matter what the fish is, same rules
>apply. If I can do that with the same fish year after year, then it will be
>ok and stay available in the hobby. Many of the fish from the past were so
>easy that everyone moved on. Well since I don't consider myself ready to get
>the fish that no one can breed, I do feel comfortable with trying to rebuild
>some of the older easy guys. I became part of the Fp walkeri GH2/74 Kutunze
>group and I am starting to ship out fish and eggs to people. Some of those
>people are already raising up fry. You can't imagine how rewarding that is
>to me. I currently have 11 tanks devoted to these fish. So it takes more
>than one tank for sure.
>I haven't filled out any breeders forms or whatever it is, because for me
>the satisfaction is seeing the fish grow up, find new homes, and do well
>there. So on paper, I'm a nobody. But the fish know better. I am really a
>nobody in Atlanta, hah!
>When the official list comes out, I will try to find another Fp that used to
>be a biggie and now is nearly gone. And try to do it all over again. With
>my luck, it will probably be Fp puerzli, they have it in for me.
>Check your own tanks, and see how many of your own species you need to do a
>maintenance program on.
>djramsey at mindspring_com
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