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Re: NFC: Shovelnose Sturgeon (fwd)
J. L. Wiegert
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Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 11:34:12 -0500
From: editor at tfh_com
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: Re: NFC: Shovelnose Sturgeon
At 10:28 AM 12/8/1998 EST, you wrote:
>Pangacius sharks are 1 meter at adulthood, millions of them are kept in home
>aquariums each year. I have to agree a very large tank should be used to
>any fish that grows to large size. But large numbers of very large fish are
>kept in the pet trade, arowannas come to mind as do the large knife fish.
It would be better put:
Pangacius sharks are 1 meter at adulthood, millions of them languish and
die in home
aquariums each year. I've seen thousands of juveniles for every
semi-adult--almost none make it.
Hundreds of redtail cats are also sold each year, so there should be, by
now, thousands of four-foot cats in home aquaria. There ain't. Some
aquarists are equipped and willing to care for such beasts (many of which
will consume as much or more as another family member), but the vast
majority are not. Indoor ponds are expensive to build, even more expensive
to filter and heat.
David E. Boruchowitz
Editor, TFH Magazine
editor at tfh_com