[RML] Introduction

Nick Thorne (nick at nativefish.asn.au)
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 21:31:12 +1000

Hi everyone,

I have just subscribed to this list, so I thought I might introduce
myself before settling in for a nice little lurk as I get a feel for
the lay of the land here.

I became interested in native fish as a result of keeping a few
rainbowfish in my son's aquarium. I had never seen such fish before
that and didn't think that Australia had any tropical fish to speak of.
Oh how wrong I was!

Since then I have discovered that I feel very passionate about all our
wonderful fish. At the moment, I do not have any aquariums as I am
between permanent homes. However, I have a few rainbowfish (M.
fluviatilis) at a friends house and a golden perch at another NFA
member's place. At various times I have also kept Murray cod, trout
cod (one of NFA's brood stock, when we were between hatcheries)
southern blue eyes, honey blue eyes and various rainbowfish,
M.trifasciata, M.inornata, M.splendida. I'm sure that this is not all,
but I can't remember more right now and my records are all packed away.

As well as my interest in aquarium fish, I am also an angler and quite
by accident I came across Native Fish Australia of which I am now
an active member. NFA is a volunteer organisation for those interested
in the well being of Australian freshwater native fish. Unlike ANGFA,
we tend to concentrate on the larger fish, although we have an interest
in all species. We try to avoid duplication with ANGFA's areas of
interest as there is only so much resource to go around and it is not
sensible to waste what little there is.

I am the webmaster at the NFA web site at http://www.nativefish.asn.au
and I invite anyone who is interested to visit the site.

Anyway, Cheers for now,


Nick Thorne nick at nativefish.asn.au

Native Fish Australia