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Originally Posted by calfishguy View Post
Dr. Gery, who sadly passed away in 2006, spent the last 60+ years of his life emersed in ichthyology. If you named any river in the world, he could--off the top of his head--tell you all the fish species that lived in it. Try to find anyone with that level of knowledge. He was a close personal friend of Heiko Bleher, renowned explorer and collector, an acquaintance of mine, who has discovered more new species of ornamental fish than anyone alive--including the fourth "neon" tetra that Dr. Gery always felt was out there. Heiko has articles and books published with very reliable data. Dr. Weitzman is now Research Professor Emeritus in ichthyology at the Smithsonian in Washington, and the top in his field--not to mention the knowledge that he has passed down over his years of teaching; his PhD was on the Nannostomini tribe (pencilfish). Matt Ford is a biologist with an immense understanding of aquarium fish. I needn't go on.
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Last edited by Byron; 04-07-2012 at 11:13 AM.
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