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[Killietalk] chicken or the egg
I guess it's the "egg" . . .
It seems a shame that Monty echoes the comments from so many of us. I
don't mind bringing fish with me, and if asked to talk to buy my
ticket there and back.
There is a geographical overlap though and many of of us can and do
attend the shows or swap meets within our reach and distribute our
fishes. This has to be the greatest reward because it comes along
with being with the people!
Shame also that so many do as well as we do on AB and Ebay to the
dead end gold fish/Oscar tank dilemma - but dammit the task of
watching, feeding, raising the food, cleaning and water quality and
. . and . . . and - really does deserve the postage back and the box
back as well. I love to see, "The fish arrived in GREAT shape!
Thanks" in a note in the box with the auction dollars even a week
And yeah, I will not offer really rare fish from my box sale to
auctions that are going to see a "Fish Fire Sale." If I make advance
agreements it certainly would be a slap in the face to let them go at
10% of the agreed value to just any buyer. Some people have deep
pockets and shallow uncovered tanks too. We gotta avoid them but we
gotta know who they are too.
But then again there is the "chicken" what do we do about her?
We want new comers to "Get Involved" - pick up breeding methods - do
well with the fish to add new blood to the hobby. How do we get them
involved if we hold onto our dollars and expect the over worked
volunteers to always do the "Right Things" and return us the rewards
How do we get more people into the hobby and interest more younger
blood to follow in our footsteps or at least our directions?
I have seen a lot of fish from Craig Rees, Karl, Monty, Ruth, the
list goes on and on. These people send or bring boxes to the shows
and swap meets - they expect the same things, the best money for the
best fish, not "what's the rarest and cheapest you got?"
Perhaps there is some place for ethical behavior within all this, and
a place for both the Chicken and the Egg. We really need to improve
the age ratio and bring up the younger side of the hobby.
We need to find even ground.
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