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breeder award revision?
I agree. I think the time has come to emphasize long-term maintenance in our
> In order to receive breeding points one would have to raise the fish to
> maturity and exhibit them in local, regional or national shows,
> receiveing different number of points for the different shows. If the
> fish wins first, second or third place -- it gets extra points.
> Listing them in BNL gets another point or two, etc.
> Needless to say, that idea went over like the proverbial lead baloon.
> Maybe it is time to resurect it?
> LeeH920226 at aol_com wrote:
> > In a message dated 1/24/03 9:19:01 AM, schmidtcarney at ecr_net writes:
> > << Soap Box mode OFF. >>
> > Well, my soap box mode is on again. As much as I support the AKA and
> > principles of wild type fish and species conservation, we (I am too) are
> > guilty of preserving genetic deviants such as gold gardneri, orange
> > and even "chocolate" australe which are different from any wild strains.
> > I guess we disclaim culpability and say that these occurred
> > and we just kept them alive.
> > On a related matter, I am also not totally in agreement with the
> > of importing so many new collections of killies that they lose their
> > our minds and therefore are lost because they cannot all be maintained
> > properly. There are too many varieties of killifish and too few
> > breeders. What is the answer? I don't know. Maybe we should award more
> > - KEY, KAP, KEY for long term maintenance of species. The introduction
> > Matched Breeding Pairs and Breeding Groups as categories in the National
> > Convention competition is a step in that direction. Perhaps it should be
> > encouraged in local shows as well.
> > Back to the dyed fish issue. It is probably no more cruel to dye a
> > than it is to subject it to weeks of starvation and poor water
> > while transporting it to this country from the wild.
> > Let's leave the soap box on for a while anyway.
> > Lee Harper, Chairman KHY
> > Media, PA
> > USA
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