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Re: The real Australian scene
I feel that everyone should know that Bill has it on his aggenda to destroy
NAKA and his views on the Australian scene are a bit biased. I feel that I
must answer this because my coments may of given him some encoragement.
I feel that NAKA can't represent the killie scene in Sth Australia as well
as a local killie club could. It is more to do with distance and population
than NAKA not listening. I will always be member of NAKA and would encorage
people to join NAKA
> It may be perceived that NAKA represents killifish hobbyists in Australia.
> Unfortunately there is not a true national Australian group and NAKA is
just one of
> the killifish groups in Australia. Some might even perceive NAKA as
> less relevant in Australia as its membership over the last three years has
> declined by 50-60%
I think just blaming NAKA for this is the easy way out, it is more the
attitude of some members than the way the association is run that harms
membership. As killies are fairly rare down here they are many wives tails
about breeding and keeping killies. I have one example from this week I
bought a rack of 15 tanks from a cichlid expert who bought 2 pair of GAR at
different store's a few years ago and both stores told him to let the water
get realy dirty and then do a massive water change if he wanted to breed
them nothing about mops, peat or incubating eggs. Things like this hurt the
killie hobby more than anything else and these can only be solved by the
members of NAKA sharing infomation and not by a national association waving
a magic wand.
The second most populous state (with 1/4 of the population is in
> the midst of forming a separate group.
There all ready is a Victorian killie club isint there. But most of these
support and are members of NAKA.
> So when you consider the Australian hobby, please remember that there are
> several groups in Australia. If I had to recommend a group at present as
> representing and listening to the views of hobbyists I would recommend the
> Sydney Killie Group.
This is one of the reasons that NAKA has always been held back as a lot of
SKG members see NAKA as a Victorian club, it is a bit hard to have a
national association when a 1/3 of it's possible membership see it as the
enemy. Again it comes down to the attitude of members and possible members
more than the actual association.
The links below are to an Australian killie forum about halfway down and the
NAKA web page that has just had a face lift. It's not all doom and gloom.
Any flames can be sent to bhappy at smile_com
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