Re: NANFA-- large fish

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 16:15:14 -0500

I agree with all your comments. I would say the only thing that will work
is more knowledge. Like my horse analogy, those that live in small
apartments generally dont buy rottweilers or great danes, and stick with
poodles. It is pretty common knowledge how large most breeds of dogs get.
We as clubs, need to get out the information on the fish and there maximum
growth and requirements. I think it is not so much NANFAs job do do this
with tropical fish, but the many tropical fish clubs ( we can help where we
can though). The problem I had with a local tropical fish club is that if
you didnt want to talk about the fish the "knowledgable members" wanted to
talk about, then they were not discussed. The greatness of the inter net is
any one who can gain access, can usually find wealths of information on fish
that strike their fancy, and should be encouraged to do so. Also a good
point is that breeding animals will change their attitudes at this time, any
one who has kept sunfish or cichlids realizes this. The same applies to
many other critters. When a cute little male iguana hits "puberty", you are
in for a surprise, but with knowing this and be able to compensate, you will
have a wonderful animal once it matures properly, and is treated as a
developing animal, and not a monster who went nuts.

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