RE: NANFA-L-- OT: Sales of Males

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Sun, 11 Dec 2005 16:33:40 -0600

Todd wrote:
>>>...98% focus of aquaria now is
to set up the most colorful living curio cabinent with the least amount of
money and effort. The species that are popular fire right up as males only...
So why fuss with loosing space in your curio cabinet as well?...OR why keep a
darter that's not going to come into color ever, or even if its
a male, when it spawns or is-in-55 degrees with a high protein diet? This
comes into our territory too, when you want to understand why AC isn't flying
off the shelf-in-a retail store.<<<

Fascinating! So aquarium hobbyists in general have devolved from "doers"
into "displayers." That might explain why, in a time of easier aquarium
technology and improving availability of native fish information, that so few
hobbyists keep native fishes. Color is insufficient and greater effort is

- Jan Hoover
Vicksburg, MS
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