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Re: Re: Natives and Killies
<< Well I want to echo something that Carl D. Cravens said. I too am
interested in Killies and also Native fish. I joined this list hoping to
more about Killies. At this time I don't have any killies and I still don't
know where to find any! I don't want to join the AKA at this time. >>
>> Can you explain to me why you don't want to join the AKA? For a few
you get: <<
Well there are really two reasons. One is that $24 dollars is not a small
amount to me on my budget. I agree that the advantages you listed are good
but only if you are "into" Killies. If you want to set up a tank with one or
two different fish then that is a lot of money just to find someone to send
you some fish or eggs. If I were to get really interested and wanted to set
up a fish room and breed several different types I would agree that this is
not a bad deal. It boils down to a matter of how "into" the hobby I am.
For example I was VERY interested in Rainbow fish. I found some young ones
and raised them. I wanted to breed Rainbows really bad. As time went by I
found that they were not what I wanted for various reasons. If I had jumped
in and joined their group it would have been money wasted.
I have nothing against the AKA, actually I don't really know a lot about it.
I just prefer to make sure I am interested before I spend the money. Once I
decide what killies I want and I raise them, then if I find that this is
what I am looking for them by all mean I would join!
>>Also, the AKA has an enforced code of ethics for members exchanging fish
will expell people who violate that code. That is one reason you will not
the BNL made available to non-members.<<
I wondered why the list was so secret! Now I understand.
>>I have seen several species of native killies, including Fundulus
chrysotus and Jordanella floridae in the BNL during the past few month.<<
Well I guess I lied. I do have killies and forgot. I have several Jordanella
floridae. I never think of them as Killies, just as great Hair Algae eaters
for my planted tanks! I really like these guys. Mine are still young but
they have a personality. So I guess maybe I am into killies and didn't
realize it. 8*)
Help me find some Fundulus lineolatus or Fundulus zebrinus eggs and I might
get addicted and join!
Thanks for info!
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