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Book design poser for everyone

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Saturday, 24 January 2004, at 11:30 p.m.

Hi folks.
You'll be happy to hear that the beginnings of organization for a loach book based on our collective knowledge is afoot.
We're trying to take it slow and get it right, so from time to time, we're going to poll all of you on your ideas and concepts.
Here goes number one:

Problem: In order to present a book that is attractive to both us loachophiles and the general hobbyist, we're going to have to cover loaches in categories. We will begin with a section on Botia loaches, and begin that with the Clown, the star of the show, photogenic, quite-a-lot-like-Nemo, and so on.
After that, we'll have a section on hillstream loaches. Then kuhli's, and then Schistura's.
That covers a lot of ground - but... Aside from Botias, Hillstreams, Kuhli's, and Schistura's, what other species do you think should be included? Please bear in mind that there are hundreds and hundreds of species, and we will have to banish our comprehensive listing to a kind of appendix at the back.
One idea is to have a section on the other loaches that appear in the hobby, that make good aquarium fish... Dojo loaches, horse and moose-faced loaches, and so on...

Your assignment:
A)Which species would you include in this section?
B)Would you do it another way?

Please give this some thought and respond!
Mark in Vancouver.

PS, there is lots more work coming your way and it's not all going to be polls.
 

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