Pupfish was Re: NANFA-- Re: NANFA-Need for Education

Gupp (gupp_at_naturalaquariums.com)
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 20:35:35 -0600

Moontanman_at_aol.com wrote:
> The pupfish in question does indeed to
> all intents and purposes seem to headed the way of the dinosaur.

One of the things I find really annoying about these things, is that you
can't keep them. I breed a different pupfish, C. veronicae, that's
extinct in the wild. I doubt these fish would ever catch on as popular
aquarium breeds, but it seems that if I fish is on it's way out, it may
not be a bad idea to allow people that care enough to keep them, so at
least they'll be around. Heck if they were to catch on as a popular
fish, there would probably be more public support to save the wild ones.
They could still be illegal to catch in the wild, just have a few taken
by those in control, start them out at a few public aquariums and allow
them to pass them on as they see fit. A few would eventually get to
dedicated aquarists.



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