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Re: Now Never returned to the wild
> On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, D. Martin Moore wrote:
> > I have followed these discussions with great interest. WHile I
> > admist the possibility exists, is there any real evidence that this
> > has actually happened? Beyond speculation, that is.
> I can't remember if I answered this one. Again my question relating to your
> question would be what would constitute proof?
A documented chain of events or a controlled experiment.
>It is almost impossilbe I
It would be tough!
>I know for sure though I have spread diseases
>across my fishroom via
> those means. Hence if you did it just at the wrong time before the disease
> was detected it would be likely.
Everybody agrees that this happens in fishrooms. While I for one am
willing to play it safe, I am not convinced from a purely
intellectual standpoint that keeping natives in their own tank and
then returning them "to the waters from whence they came" (to quote
the ever-popular phrase) is a potential catastrophe of even an order
of magnitude less than that which can be caused by ducks' feet, bilge
water, or sewer effluent. I am not attacking your position, Peter.
I am finding this discussion most interesting. I often enjoy playing
> I liked Herbs comment (as least I think it was Herb, sorry if it wasn't) who
> asked about what goes down the drain. That's a very good point and it also
> goes for snails and plants too. It would depend upon the circumstances. For
> some diseases it would likely be an easy route, for others less so, plus it
> would depend upon how it was treated. Folks flushing dead fish down their
> toilets don't help either. :-)
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