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I have a question
What is the on going purpose of maintaining the location codes ?
No other fish or animal uses location codes in their pedigrees
Other than for identifying the original wild caught imports
As has been pointed out before, the off spring of these fish will not be
To restock the location where the original fish were caught
As most of the locations and habitats either has been or are being destroyed
In all other animals the idea of a maintaining a pedigree is to improve the
through being able to track the genetics of via the parents and grand
parents so that
if the results were not good to not bred that mating / cross again.
Not to identify their originating location
If you applied this Killie Location logic to other animals captured in the
wild and breed in captivity
an example is cattle - Holstein, having to keep track of every farm / hamlet
on the Isle of Holstein the parents came from ?
Seems that an awful large amount of wasted time and energy for some thing
not very useful in the long term
If I'm wrong please enlighten me :)
ghemsath at att_net
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 23:17:49 EDT
From: RuevenM at aol_com
Subject: Blue Gularis
I believe there are some Blue Gularis in the hobby now with
if not collections codes. I have seen one of these, the Loe(?) and it is
attractive but I still prefer the old big aquarium strain. If you like nice
Blue Gularis, you might want to talk to Ruth Warner. Her late husband sent
one of the finest Blue Gularis I have ever seen a few years back. In a way,
hope the current preoccupation with collection codes does not take over the
Blue Gularis as I fear the great old aquarium strain will suffer from
if it does. I have always understood collection codes for obviously
undescribed species and for just knowing where a fish comes from, but just
today, at the TAKO show, I overheard someone say, "Gee, that's a nice fish,
but I wish it had a collection code." I almost said, "Who cares -- George S.
Myers?" Some of the best strains of killies that were ever in the hobby were
made up of various populations crossed together to produce a first class
aquarium strain. I wish there were more of those old strains around. Paul
Hoppe's Blue Gularis. John Gonzales' Blue Gularis. Roloff's original C.
toddi. The old aquarium strain of occidentalis with all the white fringe on
the fins. Carol Haney's Pt. longipinnis. Dave Schleser's Pt. longipinnis.
These were some nice codeless killies. BTW. there was a gorgeous Aphy.
elberti (or is it the old name again?) "Jarari" (I think was the location)
the show. I have never seen such fin streamers on that species -- like a
great old male australe or bivitattum -- unbelievable. A pair of Aplo.
won Best In Show and they were beautiful. I always like it when an old
superior fish takes it over some new but not very good specimen.
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