Re: NANFA-- Why it's tougher out west...

R.W.Wolff (
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:09:54 -0500

This is the exact reason we need atleast a few of these aquarist to be able
to obtain the species and propagate them for the aquarium trade. If more
people could see and appreciate these wonderful fish, It'd have a big
impact on who spoke up when the time came to "pave over a spring hole or
stream, or fill a marsh".

> In states like Arizona with many endangered endemic species, I understand
> their restrictions. They're protecting their fish from
> who would collect them to extinction. That has already happened, and
> aquarium releases and introduced exotics have also caused the
> of rare fish through hybridization. In states like this, responsible
> aquarist-collectors or naturalist-collectors have many hurdles to
> Jay DeLong

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