Re: NANFA-- Shireen's "deeper philosophical question"

D. Martin Moore (
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 21:23:36 -0500

> Can the same be said for keeping native in basement fishtanks and backyard
> ponds? I think so. Fish live in a realm where they are not easily seen.
> everyone has the wherewithal to snorkel. (And some ponds and streams are
> turbid or tannic that its creatures are *never* seen unless brought to the
> surface.) Bringing a few specimens to the home (or school) aquarium allows
> them to be seen (and appreciated) on a daily basis. And since many fish
> species spawn readily in aquariums, they obviously don't seem to mind

Yes! Those exclusive club members would do well to realize this.

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