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Re: Idea for National Convention -Rare fish?
At 01:16 PM 9/8/01 -0700, you wrote:
>How about a compromise? There seems to be a general consensus that it
>really nice to be able to have some of the VERY rare species shown and not
>The problem is that the AKA Convention is the main source of operating
>the organization. How about having the owners of the rare fish bring in
>(each containing a week's spawning) (or two dozen eggs for plant spawners)
>each of the pair(s) shown as the entry fee.
Once more, what is rare? a new population one week from the wild,
a new species to the U.S. but are readily available elsewhere, A fish that
someone hasn't seen in years, that may be in fishrooms throughout the world.
A rare fish is a fish that a person wants to keep and does
not seem to have access to. Toddi, occ. arnoldi, populations of
filamentosus, I don't know what is rare, but I do know the rules for
keeping fish that you really want and believe may be available in limited
numbers, or in fact may be the only fish or eggs that are in the hobby.
Rule 1.If you get eggs, as soon as they hatch and are safe to
move, give some to a friend to raise, or split them and place them as fat
apart in the fish room as possible. If you do not you will lose the
fish. sooner or later something you will experience an unexplained
tragedy. It's the Murphy's law of killie keeping.
2. If you only have two pair, split them and move them
far apart, as soon as eggs hatch ... refer to rule 1
3. If you have extra pairs, immediately share them with
another breeder who will work with them to help you both learn how they
breed and what the correct peat moisture, time is.
4. It is not an honor to be the only one with a fish in
the hobby, it is a responsibility that must be taken serious.
5. If you think you are into rare fish for money, then
killies definitely are not the fish for you.... in the long run it will
6. Most of the AKA members freely give away and share
fish in order to help the Killifish hobby and the "rarity" or "monetary
value" of the fish doesn't change any of the rules or generosity of so
7. Unsexed killie fry of wild killies do not sell for $50
each............ wrong family
Good killie keeping........... Tony
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