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PostSubject: Endangered/Extinct Fish   Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:14 am

Hello all, and thank you for reading my post!

I am a middle school Science teacher in Hanover County schools. My students and I are hoping to raise and breed extinct in the wild species of fish. The most up to date list of endangered or extinct in the wild fish can be found here So that it is easier for the students (and me) to feel/see success, I would like to focus our attention on livebearers and maybe some smaller cichlids.

We currently have some Ameca splendens in a 29g tank, but we still have another 29 g, a 55g, and three 10g aquariums that just "need" to be filled. I would love to teach my students that they can have a local impact on a global problem.

My plan is to raise them in the classroom the share them more throughout the hobby, with my absolute pipe dream to send them back to their native environment.

My request is does anybody out there in fellow fish geek worl d have any of these fish in their collection? I could trade some Ameca splendens later after they breed. Please let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: Endangered/Extinct Fish   Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:24 pm

I am currently keeping Ptyochromis sp. Hippo Point ‘salmon’ it is a smaller lake Victorian cichlid on the cares list. I can donate 1 male and 3 females if you are intrested. They would do great in a 29g tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Endangered/Extinct Fish   Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:48 pm

Great project and way to get kids excited and involved. Sorry I do not have any fish on endangered list yet. If things continue to get worse in Africa with proposed power plants, expansion, habitat reduction and so on I may have some in future.
Good luck with the project and please keep us informed of your success.

I was going to procrastinate today, but I will wait and do it tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Endangered/Extinct Fish   Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:13 pm

Water management projects in Brazil and Bolivia will unfortunately add species to the C.A.R.E.S list in the near future.

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