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Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #318(Species maintenance)
DR. Romand, Harry and of course Lee,
Please see below.
From: LeeH920226 at aol_com <LeeH920226 at aol_com>
To: KillieTalk at aka_org <KillieTalk at aka_org>
Date: Sunday, August 02, 1998 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: KillieTalk Digest V2 #318(Species maintenance)
>In a message dated 8/2/98 5:31:37 AM, Raymond ROMAND writes:
><<I might go further saying that I do not believe too much in
>any killifish association as being really involved in conservative projects
>despite some attempts to do so.>>
> Why is this? I agree that it is the fact, but it should be better. I
>everyone's intentions are good but the implementation of those intentions
>not been realized. Perhaps it is because we really don't know what to do.
I have a theory on this matter. Perhaps I am abnormal but the reason I keep
a certain species for an extended period is, I LIKE IT. For whatever reason
,I happen to like any species I maintain for a long period of time. Perhaps
instead of telling folks what species to keep we should place some kind of
"reward" for those species that they are maintaining. Maybe the goal of any
"conservation effort would be the following:
(1) to find out what species are endangered
(2) publish a list of these species
(3) make a concerted effort to make them available
(4) let the aquarist choose what species he/she wants to keep
(5) if a species is not on the list , so be it. There are many species we
have lost that are not necessarily endangered.
(6) reward a person who has kept a certain species , perhaps in the form of
increasing points towards Killie Hobbyist of The Year, for each successive
year this fish is kept.
I have brought this up before and received the simplistic answer that it
would be a bookkeeping mightmare for the KHY chairman. A poor reason not to
do it. So why not appoint a committee to keep these records , tie it in with
Tom Grady(Species Maintainence) and Joel Antkowiak (KHY). We could maybe
kill to birds with one stone.
Just a thought.