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Re: off topic - rare anabantoids
Low Cost Equipment Project wrote:
> --- Wright Huntley <jwwiii at pacbell_net> wrote:
>>Worked for me, but they are using a bizarre,
>>non-standard html, I think.
>> The buttons are not readable, and the whole page
>>has problems in
>>Netscrape 6.x. [Sorry, that's no where near enough
>>to get me to use IE
> Opera works fine with that page, Mozilla behaves as
Aha! Very likely. HTML has become reasonably standard in recent years.
> Either way it's a nice site. I believe I read in this
> list that bettas ocuppy similar e-niches (TM) as
Correct. That's why many of us keep them with our killies.
My individual way of looking at it is that they are mostly puddle fish
that are well suited to confined-space husbandry, and fun to watch and
The peaceful little red Bettas (burdigala, tussyae, etc.) are delightful
In SE Asia, the anabantoids fill the same niche that killies do in the
Americas, Africa and Eurasia.
Rainbows fill it in Australia/N. Guinea (particularly the Blue-Eyes),
and are also popular with killifolk. There are some minnows and others,
such as the Medakas, of the Silversides family, that also fit. [They are
nearly indistinguishable from some Lampeyes, for example.]
Is there any law that says we may only like fish if they are true,
certified egg-laying toothed carps? :-)
Just my personal US$0.02,
Wright Huntley -- 209 521-0557 -- 731 Loletta Ave, Modesto CA 95351
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