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NFC: Re: Re: RE: buyer for exotics (PS: road trip)

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Jim Graham
Hastings, Mi

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Capelle <JCapelle at tampabay_rr.com>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 11:38 AM
Subject: NFC: Re: RE: buyer for exotics (PS: road trip)

> As one of the newer members of the Exotics Removal Team or sometimes known
> as the (wet and/or muddy) bucket brigade, I have a couple of questions and
> thought on giving or reselling removed exotics.
> Yesterday I saw the E-mail from someone with "jones" in the E-mail address
> wishing for any exotics for resale. 1. Is this person an owner of a shop
> someone working sales on e-bay without thought of who or where the fish
> goes? If the person owns an shop, do they inform new hobbyist about the
> growth rate and potential size of fish fry? Will they take back most any
> fish they sell that out grows the owner? Do they educate customers about
> fish they sell or just sell a great tank set-up and a bunch of fish to
> anyone? When they have too many fish refuse to take any back and leave the
> new owners to work it out on their own or release? What safe guards do we
> have in place on these matters?
> There is a shop in Tampa, (Fish World) who will not sell a Pacu fry as a
> cute fish. They will show a 350+ gal tank that holds 4 Pacu (fully grown)
> and a red tail cat fish (3+ feet) to show how big they will get. When they
> sell an Oscar the shop personnel will show a full grown one or two that
> in the shop. They will take back most every fish they sell and some they
> didn't. None of the big cichlids they have sold have come back due to the
> shop policy of informing buyers as to the potential of size and feeding
> needs. They even tell customers not flush dead fish down toilets, but to
> take them to the backyard and dig a hole near a plant to get rid of any
> fish. Now if you get fry he'll give the same deal as for any fish they
> in, 50 per cent of selling price.
> Heck I could bring exotics to them and get gas money for the long trips we
> take to do this task, not to forget the dry cleaning bill for my socks
> And heck again the money could be pooled to by more nets after the gators
> get hold of them. But if we do "give" them away I hope the receiver pays
> boxing, and shipping costs.
> Just my thought today. JiM C.
> PS: The wild Tilapia and Placos are starting to set up nests around my
> (in the retaining ponds of course) I think March is starting to look good
> for rode trip again
> (for me its only 100 yards out back).  JC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "chuckmiro" <chuckmiro at wdn_com>
> To: <nfc at actwin_com>
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 9:49 AM
> Subject: NFC: RE: buyer for exotics
> > > ...remember guys sustainable commercially viable
> > > exotic removal is the goal!!
> >
> > I'm sure you old-timers know what this sentence means but I would
> appreciate
> > a translation. :)
> >
> > Chuck
> >
> >

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