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Re: blueheads

Looks like a breeders club is in the works. Any volunteers to help run
this beast >..I have TOO many irons in the fire and cant do more than be
an advisor on this neat project that will raise money for conservation ad
valuable life histories to the data base and give aquarist a real role in

On Mon, 18 May 1998 15:30:54 -0700 "The Halls" <dahall at lightspeed_net>
>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 
>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 
>> 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 
>> 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 
>> 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 
>> half you sell /trade  whatever is legal. NFC would make money wich 
>> turn they could use to fund other projects, you guys would get MOPS 
>> certificates and be the source for Aquarist interested in this cool 
>> If lets say your colony produces 50 saleable fry.....25 to the NFC X 
>> bucks = 75 bucks............25 to you X3 bucks = 75 bucks plus you 
>> get a gift certificate of at least 10 bucks probably more as it 
>> lily be a bonus species....Everyone wins.
>> You life history reports would be listed on the website free to 
>> 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 
>> 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 
>> writes:
>> >>Hi Y'all,
>> >>
>> >>        Great! So who wants to get in? Mark? You had some good 
>> >on this
>> >>subject seems to me:
>> >
>> >
>> >Herb, etc,
>> >
>> >Yeah!  Maybe we need to start by exploring the feasibility of 
>> >breeding the fish.  After all, we don't need a permit for 
>> >production of the fish if the fish is not commercially producible.  
>> >What
>> >about some small scale experiments just to find out what it takes 
>> >get
>> >these guys to spawn and how to keep the fry alive?  Also, of 
>> >we
>> >need to do some thorough literature searches to find out what's 
>> > 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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