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

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Sun, 11 Dec 2005 20:39:49 -0500

Even in Goldstein's case, aquarists are found within the Fishkeeper Circle of
the punnet square. Why would you rear an animal that 1) wasn't a food item or
2) didn't inspire you in some way? I don't think they're separate. Aquarists
in this case are a subgroup of "pretty", not an entity to their own.

Matt... If you're going to "biologically kill" either sex (which you are in
effect doing when you remove an animal from a wild population, no matter your
purpose), it works out nicely that it'd be preferable to take the males
instead of the females. A single male can fill in for the 10 or so you

Like my Foundations of Ecology prof has said, perhaps too many times:

"Males are only worthwhile in a cohort for a couple seconds and a microgram of
protein." :)



From: on behalf of Christopher Scharpf
Sent: Sun 12/11/2005 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- OT: Sales of Males

> I'm not sure it's a devolution, nor has the core reason for keeping fish
> changed. Who didn't start keeping fish because they were pretty and they
> liked to look-in-their "display"?

Bob Goldstein say there are 2 type of aquarium hobbyists: fishkeepers and
aquarists. Fishkeepers keep fish because fish and fish tanks are beautiful,
whereas aquarists breed fish and raise the eggs/fry.
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