Re: [RML] bogus diet

Christopher Philip Benes (beneschr at
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 02:58:21 -0500 (EST)

> If this is the person I think you're talking about (at least they're
> located your way), they did make this cross. When I were offered the
> opportunity to get real praecox they jumped at the chance and sent the
> crosses out to a pond to live until winter hit. A condition of sale
> was the crosses would be destroyed. But they are also a commercial
> establishment, although they do belong to a local aquarium society.
> This leads to the old problem of paying the bills and a rationalizing
> away the ethics in fish keeping. Granted you're still much better off
> getting your fish from a breeder you know and trust rather than an
> auction.
> Cary Hostrawser
> Minnesota Aquarium Society
> Rainbowfish Study Group of North America
I does sound like we may be discussing the same person, but it doesn't really
matter. I wasn't aware that this had acutally been tried, and it is then best
that the fish were destroyed, the quality of praecox regularly availible has
already gone to crap...


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Chris Benes
beneschr at

Rainbowfish Study Group
Michigan Cichlid Association