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Re: fish bought at aka convention
> It's easy to resolve... Don't sell the bag in the auction. This way cuts
> these problems from spreading.
Ah, but they were registered. Copies of the results were run off. Tanks were
labeled. Some years they are posted on-line.
It's just that many of us have finite memories, especially after several
days of sleep deprevation and in a few cases too little to eat or too much
Since many of the fish were mail ins from a 1000 miles away or the donators
may have left, there really isn't a mechanism for sending them back. (There
could be of course = yet more work and less palavering. Betta and Guppy
people are crazy enough, pardon me, willing, to do that.)
But killie shows are exhibitions, conversations, seminars, more
conversations, great opportunies to buy wonderful fish, learning
opportunities, occasions for trades and further conversations. Competition
is important, but way down the line of priorities (somewhere under the open
board meeting) for most attendees. If a person has a really great pair of a
species, unless they have a lot of youngsters coming up, they send their
second or third best pair and take their chances.
Somehow selling a blurry bag, knowing that the more likely correct
designation is around somewhere, is a better idea than throwing them in the
And besides, I don't know if I'll be alive when that fish comes up again. :(
All the best,
Still alive and kicking, but with that neat pair of Epiplatys with an
extended name written down in the other room.
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