Re: Endler's livebearer article
Posted by ubstamps on 2011/12/8 8:47:25
I'm not afraid to stir the waters up anymore, so here is my opinion. The entire Endler classification system is a nice marketing tool. This system is based solely on the use of "wild stock" as the guideline. I read the article and wasn't surprised to see the photo credits of SRA's Adrian. ALL FISH CAME FROM WILD STOCK!!!!!!!!! I grow weary of seeing color variations of Endler Guppies (lines bred by SRA) listed on Aquabid as created from "wild stock". I have a nice strain of Koi helleri coming up, should I use the "wild stock" label to increase their potential retail value? These fish obviously don't have this color variety in the wild, but since they are simply X. helleri, can't I list them as Wild Type from "wild stock" to get a higher price? You cannot cross the line when classifying a species when the waters are muddied by putting your own labels or classification system on it. I vented on this subject a short while ago and find myself still frustrated. Yikes!!! BTW, I respect the opinions of everyone, because I may or may not agree with you is not reflective of a respect level.
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