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Re: More questions on the Exotic Removal Program
Really? I'm quite surprised. THough, I guess I shouldn't be.
They'd get to be a problem anywhere one introduced them ...
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On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, Herb Harris wrote:
> Be sure to check the status of the Zebras, both where you are, and
> where they would be going. Many places they are on the OUTLAW list, no
> possession for any purpose. All you can do with them is remove them from
> any boat props, tanks, ect. These are dangerous critters in their own
> right, as they are so easy to transport inadvertently, as you indicate.
> Josh Wiegert wrote:
> > I'll send you some zebras next time I can. I'm not sure how well they're
> > fair shipping, but... The trouble is, that they can be released by waste
> > water, like the ballasts that brought them here.
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> > On Tue, 30 Jun 1998 Moontanman at aol_com wrote:
> > > I'm confused, if the rainbow cichlid eats algae and no other fish does, it's
> > > prolific nature would mean more small fish for predators to eat and the fish
> > > themselves wouldn't be in Competition with any natives.. I can't believe a
> > > large mouth bass wouldn't eat a small cichlid, or a pike. I once had a
> > > flathead catfish eat 12 small piranha after they harassed him all day, the
> > > night belonged to him! I know we are supposed to believe in zero tolerance,
> > > but wouldn't it make sense to zero in on species that compete for the same
> > > niches that native fish fill? I would love to have some zebra mussels in my
> > > fish tank, would be wild addition, and yes I would never let them loose in the
> > > wild. We have some neat clams and mussels here that would be shameful to let
> > > a competitor loose that would starve them.
> > >
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