Re: [RML] Beginner needs advise

Bruce Hansen (bhansen at ozemail.com.au)
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 08:19:58 +1000

Our old friend Norbert Grunwald has just returned to Germany from a visit
to Norway. He may have had a chance to see some of the available Boesmani
in the "Viking" countries and may be able to comment - I'll CC this to him

Regards,
Bruce.

Bruce Hansen, ANGFA, caring for our aquatic ecosystems.

Please visit us at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~fisher/angfa.htm

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> From: Adrian R. Tappin <atappin at ecn.net.au>
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] Beginner needs advise
> Date: Wednesday, 10 June 1998 6:20
>
> At 10:56 9/06/98 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
> >boesemanni.
> >Klaus
> >
> Cecilia wrote:
> >-> I also have another question. When I bought my boesemani they said
> >-> that they where caught in the wild (not breed in tanks). Can this be
> >-> true (I bought them in Sweden)??
>
> Actually, I have heard that there are wild caught Boesemani being
exported
> out of Indonesia. Last year I believe that John Doley was given some
> information from a Canadian importer that he could buy wild caught
Boesemani
> for US$1.00 each.
>
> There are also the occasional collection of PNG rainbowfishes by private
> collectors so yes, maybe they are wild-caught. One can never be too sure
> what happens in this game. The old adage, Where there is a will (or
Dollar)
> there is a way ;-)
>
> Adrian.
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