Do you think I am obligated to do all this when I am on vacation?? A few
weeks in the bush with Peter :-) is no vacation BELIEVE ME!
Let me see, If I spend $30 for a pair of fish, breed them, sell the 50
offspring for $3 ea I made $120 AND I have the original fish! AND there is
50 more in the hobby! Where is your fish and egg listing??? You are a
member of ANGFA and I dont have a list from you! :-)
Personally I think higher prices for fish is a good incentive for people to
breed them to get their money back and THAT helps them survive in the
Did you know a lot of the retail stores in Australia sell there own natives
for upwards of $25! Thetas each BTW :-)
Personally I think Australian fish are worth every penny!
ANGFA of North America
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roy at angfa.org
> From: jazep at www.peter.unmack.net
> To: rainbowfish at pcug.org.au
> Subject: Re: [RML] wish list
> Date: Thursday, September 11, 1997 10:01 AM
> Amen Chris! (say Yay-ess!) ;)
> On Thu, 11 Sep 1997, chris drew wrote:
> > There are 100= people in ANGFA NA and 300+ in the RSG. So the people
> > that are trading and selling represents about 2.5% of the membership.
> > Can't we do better than that? I think we'll have to, if we want any
> > significant
> > portion of the species we currently have to be around in two or three
> > years.
> I did a count... He's right, yunno. Sad but true. :(
> > So Roy and Gary before you "knee jerk" to this idea give it some
> > thought.
> > It would be a nice reward for the folks who have been working hard to
> > keep the species going. No doubt I would benefit from this idea but
> > tell me what you think.
> Another thought: folks who keep plants often get together and place a
> very large order to make the costs per plant cheaper and to reduce the
> person postage costs. Perhaps RSG/ANGFA NA could do a similar thing,
> sending to Oz/Europe for a large quantity of fish at a time, but for a
> number of members here. It would spread the costs out of getting the
> things here, and would get new spp into the members' hands at a reduced
> cost (still prob not cheap, but better anyhow, than going and getting
> oneself). One person would have to be incharge of the logistics of such
> enterprise, and of course, all $$ up front. Getting that volunteer (and
> the nec paperwork) would probably be as big a task as anything, tho'. ;)
> > G.maculosus is a great example. Who do you know that has this fish?
> > How well has it been distributed? NOT At ALL! Why?
> Tell me about it!!!!!!! :( What, TWO people have those kids.... MAYBE?!?
> I've been hearing about them being in this country for at least the last
> year, but where the heck are they? You are right, Chris, "Why?" It is
> pretty pathetic if you ask me. I would kill to get those fish, but don't
> have a clue as to how to get em, cause the one guy who said he had em
> never released any to my knowledge.... despite even advertising them. I
> responded to that ad and never heard another thing afterward.
> Hell, that's ok, Buddy, you are also the only one out there who wants any
> of these Mogurnda pulchra that I am trying to distribute into the hobby
> here. Cheap, too, unlike *some* people. ;) It'll probably end up that
> they get out to maybe 6 people and the rest go to a wholesaler and get
> lost forever. :( Again, pathetic. This IS gonna happen if the hobbyists
> don't ask for em soon tho'. No wonder the Europeans don't often go to the
> trouble of sending us fish if this is the response.
> Awright, off the box now...
> Julie <><