Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics

Steffen Hellner (
Mon, 12 Jan 2004 10:01:29 +0100

As coming from killis, maybe this is why I have developed my point of view.
Many Cyprinodon and other pupfish (Crenichthys, Megupsilon, Cualac, the
african Aphanius apodus) are extinct in the wild but still present in tanks.

Many more are at the edge and will need backup as well. And even more will
come to, soon. But I doubt there are enough people to stock them all.


> Von: "Stan Perkins" <>
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> Datum: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 23:41:53 -0600
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> Betreff: Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics
> The sad side to this can be seen with killifish. Some species of killies are
> not found in the wild anymore - just in tanks carefully bred and preserved
> ready to be reintroduced, if - and that is a big if - the habitat is
> restored. Since most of it is under concrete, I don't forsee this happening.
> Stan Perkins
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