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Re: blueheads


I've got two tanks that I could devote to blueheads and would be willing to
set up a breeding colony.
I'd also be willing to pay for the cost of getting these fish as well as
report on their progress!
Who do I have to kill...uh, er...see about this?

Dave Hall
dahall at lightspeed_net 

> From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
> To: nanf at actwin_com
> Subject: Re: blueheads
> Date: Monday, May 18, 1998 6:51 AM
> Hi Guys,
> Love the direction you are going with this. I think we can do some neat
> things by showing there are financialy feasable ways to self fund
> conservation activities.
> Heres what i reccomend. We cover the legalities then You break the
> Blueheads up into 2-3 breeding colonies. Each party stay in touch with
> the other over the course of the next six months. That way the only
> expense to any of the parties would be the running of a single tank while
> the YOY grow out. Then as they sexually mature we put all of you guys in
> the breeders club (we could do it now also) and try and get them to
> spawn. 1/2 the offspring be sold via our website silent auction the other
> half you sell /trade  whatever is legal. NFC would make money wich in
> turn they could use to fund other projects, you guys would get MOPS gift
> certificates and be the source for Aquarist interested in this cool fish.
> If lets say your colony produces 50 saleable fry.....25 to the NFC X 3
> bucks = 75 bucks............25 to you X3 bucks = 75 bucks plus you will
> get a gift certificate of at least 10 bucks probably more as it would
> lily be a bonus species....Everyone wins.
> You life history reports would be listed on the website free to download
> by anyone, your hobby is financially supported, hobbyist get access to an
> unusual species, NFC makes money to further our efforts and the shiner is
> non the worse for wear as YOY are lost in great numbers so 30-40
> broodstock would make no difference.....Finally if it becomes really
> feasable renting a track at a hatchery or partnering with the state on
> such a project becomes possible.
> Nice work guys and let us know How to help
> On Mon, 18 May 1998 07:28:37 -0400 mbinkley at earthling_net (Mark Binkley)
> writes:
> >>Hi Y'all,
> >>
> >>        Great! So who wants to get in? Mark? You had some good ideas 
> >on this
> >>subject seems to me:
> >
> >
> >Herb, etc,
> >
> >Yeah!  Maybe we need to start by exploring the feasibility of captive
> >breeding the fish.  After all, we don't need a permit for commercial
> >production of the fish if the fish is not commercially producible.  
> >What
> >about some small scale experiments just to find out what it takes to 
> >get
> >these guys to spawn and how to keep the fry alive?  Also, of course, 
> >we
> >need to do some thorough literature searches to find out what's known. 
> > I
> >think BG Granier mentioned a paper on this species a while back.  I 
> >can ask
> >him agin where to find it.
> >
> >Mark Binkley
> >Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
> >mbinkley at earthling_net
> >
> >Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him
> >to use "the Net" and he won't bother you for weeks.
> >
> >
> >
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