I response to Ted Klotz statement on
disposing of young fish
that he has, he mentions C. Magnificus. I
agree with his point
about trying to sell them for a fair price,
or nobody seems
When C. Magnificus first came up for sale
within the B.K.A.
they were fetching around £25 a pair, by the next
were only fetching £1 per pair.
Poimt well taken, but now they are starting to get rare
This seems to be a pattern when you are rearing young
when they are ready for selling, you tend to flood the
and prices will drop and sometimes you can't give them
My answer to this is, only auction small amounts at one
Sorry, have to break in here. Small amounts
do not help with species maintenance. Many times the object of programs such
as these is to get the species as widely dispersed as possible. Limiting the
amount dispersed would only hurt the final goal. Please understand I am not
disagreeing with you but I am if this statement makes sense.
but this doe's not solve the problem for us who still have
full of them in our fish houses/rooms, what do we do with
I'll tell you what happens in my fish room once in a
while. I get too many of a certain species and become very haphazard in
their care and soon lose the species altogether because a tankfull of them
has crashed or someting along that line.
One of my Killie friends sells his excess to local fish
personally I would never do this, my reasons for this are,
should we pay a membership to support a specialist
to let others who are not willing to join reap the
reason is, some inexperienced people buying these fish
clue how to look after them let alone breed
I agree with you 100% here.
I reckon now that I have stirred up a hornets nest because
statement, but I feel very strongly about this subject,
realise not all aquarists are indifferent towards their
fish, but some
are and I would not like to think of the fish I have taken
care over being mistreated in any way. My views are that
for breeding, thus ensuring their survival, man is ruining
natural habitat, in most cases leading to their extintion,
only by the dedication of the relevant organisations and
membership, that these fish will
I couldn't agree more.