Re: NANFA-- William T. Innes

D. Martin Moore (
Thu, 23 Mar 2000 22:04:44 -0800

Quoth regarding NANFA-- William T. Innes:

> The information about Herbert Axelrod was interesting, but what about
> Dr. William T. Innes!
> As a young aquarist many years ago...Exotic Aquarium Fishes 19th
> Edition was my favorite fish book. It STILL is!

Same here. Unlike many of today's authors, when Innes wrote the
love of the fish really shined through.

I've never heard anything negative about him either. Axelrod is
easy to pick on cuz he's such an a$$hole (or in fish language,
aholehole). Even if most of the rumours are false, they _ought_ to
be true :-)

Seems to me Dr. Innes' field was we go again!


"Cry to it, nuncle. as the cockney did to the eels when she put
'em i' the paste alive; she knapped 'em o' the coxcombs with a
stick, and cried 'Down wantons, down!'"

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