Re: NANFA-- Black Hets./Black Mollies

Irate Mormon (
Sat, 15 May 2004 15:24:23 -0400

Quoting Bruce Stallsmith <>:

> My experience in the industry was working in an LFS when I was 16-17. This
> was when you could often find neon tetras 10 for a dollar, for perspective.

I did my time in a couple of LFS's too - even installed the fishroom for one of
'em. Also worked for a major distributor in Atlanta. Your 10 for a dollar
neons reminds me of what Wm. T. reported about the first neons to enter the
country - somebody bought 'em for $50 each! And that was when $50 was real money.

What is sad is how many fishes are lost during each step of the supply chain. I
would bet a 1932s quarter that fewer than 20% of fishes make it from source to
destination (home aquarium). How many live past the year mark? <1%. The
numbers are worse for marines.

Charter member, DNRC

To me, it's a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk
around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?" You can say,
"Sorry, got these sacks."
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