07-01-2013, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by pop
*The fish profiles are so screwy I can’t check the spelling because I don’t know the scientific name to look it up. Thanks for updating the fish profiles from usable to I have to go somewhere else to find out about the needs of my fish because I don’t know or wish to know a fish’s scientific name.
There are ways to seartch by common name, for those fish that have a common name (not all do). If you know the gourami are anabantids (and you should), run the cursor down the list of species threads and it will highlight the common name(s). Another method is to use the Advanced Search function, type in "gourami" and confine the search to the anabantids, or the freshwater profiles if you didn't know anabantids, and it will list every profile with "gourami" in it. It is pretty easy to find fish this way.
All sites that have relevant data use scientific names. It would be nice to have common names as easily as we did previously, I agree, but that is not possible with our software and I can't do anything about that. There has to be an orderly classification of the fish profiles, and doing it alphabetically by scientific name is the only method that is workable and it makes sense. For more explanation, check my response in this thread on the topic: Fish profiles NOT user friendly