Re: [RML] Ponds

Bruce Hansen (bruceh at powerup.com.au)
Tue, 18 Apr 2000 06:09:31 +1000

You guys in the states are very lucky to have even limited access to these
interesting new fishes - here in Australia the bureaucrats are still
undecided about an agreed mechanism for assessing new species for possible
approval for importation.

Regards,
Bruce Hansen
president at angfa.org.au
Please visit us at http://www.angfa.org.au

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Lange" <gwlange at stlnet.com>
To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 9:41 PM
Subject: Re: [RML] Ponds

> It will probably take the commercial channels years to figure out that
there
> is a "new" madagascar out there. That's really the way we like it as in
the
> US they are all too stupid to keep them separate. Just look what they've
> done to the NG and australian rainbowfish. I wouldn't put Bedotia in the
> same tank and expect them not to cross. Some of these might end up being
> listed as new species where others will just be another "river" variety.
> Hopefully the collectors will start labeling them by their river locations
> soon. News is that each river has a slightly different variety. I keep
> hearing about "bright blue ones" but none of those have been able to make
it
> out of the country alive yet. The next couple of years could be a very
> interesting time for these fish.
>
> gary lange
>