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NFC: RE: Re:Releasing fish...

Hi Dakota,

good point. Many labs use RO Water/Distilled and reconstitute it to required
mineral levels.  I venture to add some of us may find the use prohibitive.
So it seems the use would fit in the First Degree well enough.  Perhaps the
"degrees" should be expanded to a suggested/recommended procedural context.

Capture, keeping, breeding, shipping, and release as headings?  As I said,
it would be difficult to use the Degrees as an absolute, but as a guide.
Strict adherence would be impossible for many situations.  I think the 4th
Degree is one which we all would consider a 'finished' degree, but the rest
could use a bit of tweaking.  For example, all native fish from one locale
should be able to be kept together (providing they don't eat each other)  I
think that would be acceptable as well..

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nfc at actwin_com [mailto:owner-nfc at actwin_com]On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 1999 11:58 PM
Subject: NFC: Re:Releasing fish...

1.  1st Degree Scenario in releasing a native fish into a watershed.  A
species specific tank is recommended, isolated from other fish. Native fish
should be reared/bred in existing watershed water... then releasing the fish
in same watershed will result in the lowest probability of problems for the
target watershed.

Hi Paul.... Enjoyed your comments but would like to expand on this some...
I understand keeping a species specific tank under ideal conditions would be
to use the existing watershed water but if I am keeping a species from my
area, wouldnt my water that is used for water changes be from the general
vacinity as the said fish.... Yes I understand the water company is changing
the makeup of it but why cant I use R/O or distilled water for the water
changes and when these fish are ready to go back to their natural
environment, perhaps use some of their waters for acclimation and then let
them go ?
Just wanting to clear this up as I think the way it is written looks like we
must use the very water from which they came and I dont think this is
feasible for some instances....