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Re: [Killietalk] Here we go !! ?Designer killies !!
From: BizEcology at aol_com
As soon as I saw "designer killies" the first thing that popped
into my mind was "Singapore." Those scumbags will pervert any
animal if they can make a profit from it.
Dear all, while there have been unethical manupilations for 'designer
fishes', it would be unfair for our friend here to balantly and blanket
generalize breeders as scumbags. Money is the root of all evil, and so
too, the root of all disfigured fishes.
There's a small but growing numbers of breeders/importers/fish-hobbyists
going back to basics and breeding from wild-caught specimens, or at
least breeding true to what we understand as correct.
We're all on a learning curve and as Tony later realized, not everyone
knows what a 'Flag fish' looks like, be it a 'designer item' or the real
From: Tony Terceira <terceira at ride_ri.net>
> Sometimes it takes a while. I suddenly, (well, more like slowly)
> remembered that not everyone on this list may have every seen
> Jordanella floridae. So there is no standard reference point for
> comparing this new thing.
Tony, over here in Singapore, the dedicated fish-keepers share your
concern. Only with time, knowledge and a change of mindset, can we
overcome these 'new things' (even though I'm sure there's more to come).
Before your post, I had two in my planted tank and thought it 'looked
funny'. Futher reference to my copy of Exotic tropical fishes (Expanded
edition) and your message, confirmed it to be a dud. I gave it away.
With warmest regards,
Ronnie Lee (in his flame-retardant 'designer' suit <VBG>
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