Re: NANFA-L-- Captive Breeding Endangered Species was

J. C. (
Sat, 27 Aug 2005 10:25:41 -0700 (PDT)

Bob and all,

Since I am a killifish nut I have a location of a
species that will be extinct in the wild very soon
because of developement. The AKA has alot of maintance
programs for such fish. I want to save a species that
is illegal to keep in a tank without permits. If the
state would give the AKA several pairs with the
different location codes I could join that species
maintance program and raise them for the pet trade and
further them along in captivity. If laws are in place
to keep them from ever being maintained in captivity
they may become extinct in the wild and then what will
the fish and game people do with the captively bred
fish they have raised. Like another said the mosquetoe
fish are displacing the native species of killifish. I
plan on doing it legally or not-in-all. I just see the
AKA keeping fish alive that have been extinct for
years in the wild. The AKA is like a zoo with many
different species being brought back from near
extinction yet they are all in captivity. Someone has
done a re release of a species of Nothos. in Africa
that has been captivily bred, but it was a failure.

Later, John

--- Bob Bock <> wrote:

> The thought struck me while I was reading this
> train. There are lots of endangered species
> already in the hobby. Most just don't happen to be
> native to the U.S. Warmer locales have a much
> greater diversity than we do. In fact, when somene
> in Brazil fills in a sinkhole so they can build a
> house, they often exterminate a unique population.
> If you hang around one of the specialized aquarium
> groups--the local cichlid and killifish clubs, for
> example--you'll sometime come across hobbyists who
> are maintaining species extinct in the wild, often
> because of habitat elimination.
> If you work with these species, you'll have the
> advantage of being able to get information from
> hobbyists who've already worked with them.
> Likewise, you won't have to worry about getting
> permits or breaking laws.
> Bob
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