> True, but they're spread too thin. They do a lot more than julisias, and
> their julisia production is not as high as it should be. Sure, it's nice
> that they're doing what they're doing, but it really sucks that no one
> else is allowed to do it as well when they can't do enough.
Well, here's the problem with that: Both NANFA and NFC have some type of
breeder program. NFC's was a little more agressive - they would send you any of
the fish that were listed as available, and the recipient was supposed to send
back data when they bred the fish. They sent a LOT of fish to a LOT of
"breeders", and NOT ONE person returned a report of succeessful spawning.
Bob Muller was, and I guess still is, running a breeders program for NANFA.
Maybe he's had better results?
Realistically, there are maybe three people in NANFA, who are primarily
hobbyists, who I would consider capable of maintaining captive populations of
imperiled fishes. Bob and Lee Harper are two of 'em. The third I don't really
know well enough to put his name out there, cuz' I could be wrong. But it is
clear to me that the pool of aquarists who are actually capable, for a variety
of reasons - not just aquaristic ability, of long-term captive propagation of
imperiled fauna, is considerably smaller than the vast reservior of folks who
would love to give it the old college try.
> Believe it or not, Walmart. Walmart would let us have access. Even if
> they drained it, they'd pay to relocate the fish for some good public
Man, are you optimistic! :-)
I don't have the same view as a lot of folks on this list regarding
environmentalism, but sheesh!
"(A democracy) can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote
themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority
always votes for the candidates promising the most money from
the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose
fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship."
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