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Re: Re: collecting exotics for resale
Yes, I'm replying to my own mail, with an adendum, of sorts. From my POV,
the main idea is not to make money, buta nice bonus. Therefore, store
bought fish would be resold at a loss, if anything. However, I am
slightly worried about unwanted fry or adults being shipped off. The
greatest worry I do have is unsavory characters (You know, people like
Robert Rice. :P [kidding]) actually STOCKING these fish, as they realize a
market. My guess is rather than members of the group, they'd merely be
getting the idea. Unlikely, not really. Its been traced to exotics
before. It also makes irradication impossible.
J. L. Weigert
Unsavory Character at Large.
On Sat, 23 May 1998, Josh Wiegert wrote:
> Daryl and list:
> IMNHO, small fishes, about 4" or less, would be best. The'd be easiest
> to capture, easiest to ship, and most desirable. Removing the larger ones
> will have the greatest immediate impact, but removing small ones will have
> thegreatest long term. Removing both would be ideal, but theres simply
> nothing to be done wiht the larger ones but the fillet knife. Cichlasoma
> are perfectly edible, and make a good part of the diet of native peoples.
> J. .l. Wiegert
> On Sat, 23 May 1998, Phylesis wrote:
> > Good point J. L. If there is anything I can do to quell
> > any fears that the fish I send out for the exotic capture
> > program are not store bought and in fact wild, let me know.
> > Also, what size fish would be most desirable for this
> > purpose as some of these "beasties" can be rather large.
> > And yes, oscars are very prevelant in the wild here.
> > Tomorrow I will begin documenting available exotics.
> > Daryl