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Re: dthieme at juno_com (Dan C Thieme): Sturgeon

Saw something similar in the rec.ponds NG.  General opinion was they are
sterlets.  A form of sturgeon tat will grow to about 4 feet.  Able to be
kept in tanks as juveniles only.  Now with any luck some idiot won't turn
them loose

> From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
> To: nanf at actwin_com; normane at hevanet_com
> Subject: dthieme at juno_com (Dan C Thieme): Sturgeon
> Date: Tuesday, April 08, 1997 1:32 AM
> please forward to the group and
> comment......................................
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> From: dthieme at juno_com (Dan C Thieme)
> To: RobertRice at juno_com, RobertRice at juno_com
> Subject: Sturgeon
> Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 00:21:39 EDT
> Message-ID: <19970407.222225.3294.0.dthieme at juno_com>
> I am a relatively new member of nanfa, but I have always been interested
> in fish.  Anyway, If you know anything about sturgeon, maybe you or
> someone you know can answer my questions.  I live in Idaho, 8 mile west
> of Boise, and last week I was at a Walmart store in Idaho Falls (about 4
> hours away from home)  and I saw in one of their tanks, some small
> sturgeon, about 4'' long for sale for $11.00.  I thought sturgeon were
> doing poorly in most areas of the US, as here in Idaho.  We have native
> white sturgeon in the Snake river which are on the endangered species
> list.  The people at Walmart couldn't tell me anything about the
> sturgeon that they had.  I called the Fish and Game dept. and talked to
> someone who didn't seem at all interested in my questions, and knew less
> about fish than I do.  I went back to the store to buy one or two of
> these fish to take home with me, but they had all been sold!  What do
> you think?  I have been in many places that sell tropical fish and had
> never seen a sturgeon for sale.  Are there other types of sturgeon which
> are bred and kept in tanks?  I would hate to think these are white
> sturgeon, but I would guess that this sort of thing is regulated by some
> government body which wouldn't allow that to happen. In any case, I would
> be interested to know if you have any insight on this.  Thanks.  Dan
> Thieme
> PS  Is there a listing of NANFA members with E-mail addresses?
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