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Re: Now Never returned to the wild
Except now we have diseases from other continents introduced into North
American rivers, streams, and lakes, like ich, which originated in Asia.
These were via aquarium species released into the wild most likely, but any
fish that has been kept in an aquarium that was not properly sterilized (or
that had equipment, plants, gravel, hands, etc. that were not properly
sterilized introduced into it) and subsequently released into nature can
carry with it such a disease.
From: Moontanman at aol_com <Moontanman at aol_com>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 1998 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: Now Never returned to the wild
>I think that ducks and other water birds spread more microorganisms than
>the native fish returned to the wild to date. Possibility?