Re: [RML] Hi all!

Barry Meiklejohn (barrym at
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 05:11:27 +1000


Here is the fact sheet that used to be available. Now that the RML has
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-----Original Message----- From: Robert Frank <robert.frank at> To: rainbowfish at <rainbowfish at> Date: Wednesday, 17 September 1997 5:52 Subject: [RML] Hi all!

>Hello! I've been lurking for a couple months, when I get time to read >through the messages, and thought now I would introduce myself. I've >been keeping rainbows for a little over a year, mostly the bigger New >Guinea varieties, and have to say they're fat and sassy. > >Have learned a bunch from you all, and look forward to learning more. > >Since I subscribed to the message group here at work, I have decided to >cancel the emails coming here and sign myself back up again at home. >Problem is, I have deleted the majordomo message that tells me how to do >that. > >Can anyone help? > Robert Frank