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Re: NFC: Releasing Fish

Mr. Huntley's point is well taken.  Not only is it a bad idea to release
fish that have been kept in an aquarium (due to disease potential), but in
some places it is illegal.  California is one such place.  The laws
specifically prohibit releasing any fish that weren't JUST caught.  I will
be the first to admit that California has some crazy game laws, but I have
to agree with this one.

Christian C. Burke
cburke.fish-head at worldnet_att.net

> If the specimen(s) have been out for any length of time, and exposed to
> other aquarium species/individuals, you may not have an entirely accurate
> picture of whatever pathogens they may now be carrying. Reintroducing,
> those conditions should not be done without a powerfully good reason for
> and fair certainty that *no* new diseases or parasites can possibly be
> introduced with them.
> It is far safer to euthanize them, than risk an entire body of water and
> inhabitants. I know it doesn't *seem* kind, but on average it really is.
> That's my $0.00031 (two-cents, with inflation adjustment).