Re: NANFA-- News: Malaysian man hangs himself over deaths of

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 31 Dec 2003 12:51:56 -0600

These kinds of fish always pull at me from both ways. There are so many
species of cichlid, why make " new kinds" ? But then the other side of me
looks at the interest of hybrid fish, and how if they could occur naturally,
what would the benefits and negatives be? It goes back to my love of
sunfish, and finding hybrids early on. Some of my best pet sunfish were
hybrids, so I have a soft spot for them. One in particular, in 7th grade
biology. He was the only fish in a large tank at the front of the classroom
, since none ever survived long with him. He was nick named "Tank". A bulky
green sunfish X pumpkinseed. The kids all enjoyed feeding him various parts
of their lunches. He really liked balogna sandwiches and gummy worms.

> I have one in my shop and it is a nice looking fish. It is primarily dark
> but has a pink belly and red eyes. Quite stiking in appearance. It is also
> extremely aggressive. I think you are correct Ray. Being that they are a
> fish, there are several variations going by the same name.

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