Re: NANFA-L-- Re: the aquarium hobby as conservator of

Michael Sandel (
Thu, 11 May 2006 06:49:48 -0700 (PDT)

Steffen Hellner <> wrote:

The best breeder of these and expert I know of is a german named Dieter Springer. He is breeding more than 25 species of Cyprinodon over decades now.

Ummm, if Cyprindon diabolis is one of the 25, now might be a good time for him to contact USFWS.

I am convinced there are US citizens with expert abilities
in breeding native fish. Why not stand up and do something together?

Good idea, but it requires money and an agency willing to sign on the dotted line.

For the USA I have experienced that environmental agencies are way more open to captive breeding programs.

By captive breeding, do you mean by hobbyists? Because this is not the impression I have, but I don't know much about European conservation agencies.
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