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Re: Idea for the Next National Convention?
I tend to make a different choice. I would rather take my "old" and best
looking fish to the convention for sale and show, since they are almost
spent and are the best looking anyway!! I can raise the progeny and breed
the ones I choose and sell the rest. True I wouldn't take any fish to show
unless they are expendable (meaning I have progeny or other pairs I can
breed.) The reason for this is "Show Stress"!! Have you ever seen fish
after a show. 90% of the time they are never the same, at least in my
Just my $0.02
Allen "Boat" Boatman
TBAS, SKS, AKA 08298, SAA 96
>Like I said in the other post when I suggested the 10.00 entry fee. Year
>after year I watch rich collectors (they cannot be called breeders) spend
>hundreds of bucks on fish they will never reproduce. ( I can watch the
>bidding and tell you when the fish is doomed and its fry will never be seen
>it has happened so much.) I can not afford to buy back the fish bidding
>against them, so as long as you get your way I do not enter any fish and
>AKA misses my 10.00 entry fee and the chance of seeing many other entries.
>If I invest a year or more with a fish I get attached to it and do not want
>to part with it. I have a 3 year old Cynostictum Pair that are great but
>they and other fish I have will not be shown at the national as long as the
>AKA keeps up its high tax on shown fish.
> The history of the AKA is great but it is history and the time has come
>to try other ways to make money and at the same time please the membership.
>killiman at iquest_net
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