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Re: weighing in
Well said, Boat!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allen N Sandra" <a.boatman at verizon_net>
To: <KillieTalk at AKA_Org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2001 4:25 PM
Subject: weighing in
> I think as a new AKA-er and fairly new killifish keeper I am more than
> qualified to say something about non-member status and the availability of
> information. I was a member of this list for almost a year before
> a member. I will tell you one thing, Non-member killifish keepers can
> killifish as well as member killifish keepers. In fact I'll go out on a
> limb and say that some of the people researching killifish and their
> habitats and habits are not members of the AKA, DKG, CKA, SKS, IKA, NZAKA,
> NAKA, or any other killifish organization. There are people out there
> just like keeping fish without the politics involved in killi keeping, as
> I wanted to get involved in a "Species Maintenance Program." At the time
> had no idea that the list was even related to an organization (I know
> at the friggin page I signed up for the list on). All I saw was
> I had bred other fish before and wanted to try my hand at killifish. I
> abruptly told by certain members that SMP events were only AKA associated.
> I had to laugh. You mean to tell me that only AKA members are allowed to,
> or have the ability to, raise and maintain a particular species of fish?
> even offered to pay for the fish. No dice. It was a real turnoff.
> However, being open minded, I stuck around. I had people contact me
> to offer me fish if I would breed and distribute them locally, and abroad,
> even though I am not a member. I turned them down because I had never
> of the fish they were offering and wanted to be aware of the fish I would
> breeding, before making commitments. I also became a member of the
> Killifish Society (SKS). Now there's a brain trust of a group.....WOW!!!
> Charlie Nunziata, Harry Specht, Bill shields, Jim Greenwald, and many
> more....WOW!!! They helped me and guided me, even though I wasn't a
> of the AKA. (and at that time there were no fees for the SKS, so there
> no personal gain to be had for helping Allen Boatman, a silly rift lake
> cichlid fanatic, get into killifish.) Catherine Carney sent me fish eggs
> free of any kind of reimbursement. I now MAINTAIN 4 species ( at three to
> four tanks per species) of killifish and breed a total of about 12 species
> in all (not to mention the ones I keep and am not breeding yet.)
> I joined the AKA in February and purchased about 4 of the books and so on.
> The reason was the generous and encouraging AKA people. They helped
> of rebuffed. They nurtured, and educated me PRIOR to me being an AKA
> member. Those are the people that I became an AKA member because. The
> incubation times? Ok people if you want information, just search the web.
> You want it bad enough? You will find it, or at least find people who
> share it MEMBERSHIP or NO MEMBERSHIP!!! Richard Sexton has a SAA chart on
> his International Killifish Page.
> http://killifish.vrx.net/breeding/annuals/times/. True it doesn't contain
> temps and stuff like that, but Chika does.
> People do this stuff cause it is fun, not cause they are going to make a
> career of researching, in which they will do what it takes, even if it
> buying a stinking membership.....sheeesh.
> Shields up!!!
> Allen "Boat" Boatman
> Tampa, FL
> TBAS, SKS, AKA 08298, SAA 96
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- weighing in
- From: "Allen N Sandra" <a.boatman at verizon_net>