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[Killietalk] Re: Mosquito larvae eaters
BigJohnW at webtv_net (John Wubbolt) wrote:
> I guess up here in the thawed tundra of the Adirondacks where Gambusia
> would never survive the winter lake and stream freeze overs, I happen to
> like Gambusia Holbrooki. I find it a rather attractive little
> livebearer that i maintain in my tanks.... I must be part of that
> menace to society....
Hey, Big John,
Cut me a little slack in the hyperbole area, OK?
Actually I like *holbrooki* as aquarium fish. I just object to letting
them loose, without adequate info on their potential for damage. I have
kept them and really enjoyed their up-front-and-personal attitudes. I
had the delightful salt-and-pepper melanistic strain. Quite pretty, IMO.
I'm always amused at those who tell us we can never, ever save a species
by captive maintainance, yet the Pl*ckos and chicklets of FL and the
world-wide distribution of Damnbusia tell quite the opposite story.
IMHO, give any tough little killy a wet place and he will find a niche.
Unfortunately, the resident Rasbora may have a problem with that.
Saving species is far more a problem of finding a *proper* habitat than
keeping them going in aquaria, I think.
Now, quit menacing society, OK?
Wright Huntley - Rt. 001 Box K36, Bishop CA 93514 - whuntley at verizon_net
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