Re: [RML] Beginner needs advise

Andrew Boyd (andrew at
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 01:24:47 +1000

At 10:56 09/06/98 GMT, Klaus wrote:
>It is highly unlikely your fish were caught in the wild as there is no
>collection/export system in place to collect and ship from New Guinea to
>the aquarium trade. To do so would be extremely expensive. Most
>rainbowfish in the hobby can be traced back to a few collectors who
>brought out a very small sample of brood stock. If they are indeed wild,
>people will come knock your door down hehehe, everyone wants wild or f1

I thought that the reason there were so few male boesemani left in the wild
was because of collectors? I wish I could remember where I heard that, was
it in an old AquaGeo?

Cheers, Andrew
Andrew Boyd - andrew at -
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undisturbed for around six months and which reacted to being sat on
by exploding with great violence."
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