Hello, my name is Brad. I'm from north western Wi. I have kept fish for many years. I now have a small fish room, (that seems to growing fast). I started keeping Goodeids a few years ago. Now most of my space is dedicated to them, along with a few other live bearing species. I just the ALA after attending the 2017 convention in St. Louis.
Hello from Wisconsin
Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:59 PM
Hi Brad Welcome to the forum and ALA.
I have only been a member for a few weeks but so far I really like the group. I hate I couldn't make the convention this year but maybe next year depending on where it will be.
And yes fish rooms tend to grow, I filled up my room a few months ago so just expanded to another part of my basement so I can add more tanks.
Goodeids are great little fish I have 6 tanks set aside for them and 2 more for other wild type live bearers. I don't have any right now but hoping to pick some next month at a auction or I will be ordering some online. I have been talking to a few members about setting a Goodeid exchange group to help share fish with other fish keepers if you are interested let me know we can always use more people.
Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:58 AM
Hello Stephen, Thank you.
I would definitely be interested in an exchange group. I currently keep colonies of Xenotoca doadrioi San Marcos, Ameca splendens Rio Teuchitlan, and am working on Zoogoneticus tequila Rio Teuchitlan, Skiffia multipunctata Tangancicuaro, Michoacan ESU-Skimu1, and others. The NAGWG is currently working on identifying and registering those who keep pure ESU's of Goodeids. I believe there goal is to keep a public list of these fish available through the NAGWG. I think this would help keep track of where fish have come from and where they are going, and monitoring bloodlines.
Happy fish keeping,
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