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Re: breeder award revision?
This sounds like a great idea to me. I have noticed many killie keepers are
really keyed into getting the newest available fish. Naturally most of us are
limited in space to some degree and find it impossible to keep and maintain
all of the fish we obtain and still always have room for a new or rare
species to add to the fish room. So what happens in most cases is that the
species you have had for a while become less attractive and expendable in
making space for the new species. I am a great believer of keeping and
maintaining the species I presently have. It is always very tempting when I
go to auctions or shows and see a new and beautiful fish become available .
The one question I always ask myself is: Where will I put it? I would not
consider giving up any of my species to make room for something new. I
really think a reward or award of some kind for species maintenance would
help a lot.
gary l meyers wrote:
> Just a comment : I was, at one time, and suppose I still am in favor of
> an award, title, plaque, certificate or something like "Keeper of the
> Species" wherein a hobbyist receives recognition for long-term
> maintenance of a certain killie species. This would be an attempt to
> encourage species preservation especially for rare or endangered species.
> Gary in St. Louis
> On Sat, 25 Jan 2003 14:06:03 -0500 "Bill Shenefelt"
> <william.shenefelt at verizon_net> writes:
> > As I see it, there are two roads to long term maintanence.
> > First, the "I just love that fish and will never give up keeping it"
> > mode
> > which can be restrictive if you try it with every fish you have
> > had,
> > and second, "spread it around enough so at least you can find it
> > again"
> > method. Some combination of these two is usually necessary unless
> > you have
> > an unlimited amount of time, money and tanks.
> > I am just not into the "breed it, get points and dump it mentality",
> > however
> > if spread around to others who "may keep it long term" it can be of
> > help to
> > maintanence. At least if all 10 offspring now required for KAP
> > points are
> > distributed, it is at least another generation for someone to learn
> > to love.
> > As for shows, it would be a little more productive to give at least
> > some
> > points if not prizes for fish that are at least young enough to
> > adapt and be
> > productive if auctioned. I have rarely seen a show fish that I
> > would buy
> > actually win any prizes-too small, too young etc. If the show idea
> > is to
> > just demonstrate what is possible with the fish, maybe the current
> > judging
> > system is fine though.
> > Bill Shenefelt
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