>From what I have been told it should not be done.
The fish would most likely come in contact with other fish/pets that are =
not from the native waters through the tank, filter, gravel, =
decorations, net, etc. Even though the animal may seem healthy it could =
be carrying pathogens/parasites that could be introduced to the water =
It is also of concern that the animal be released exactly where it was =
caught. It could introduce new/undesirable genes if introduced to a new =
population. This is one of the problems with introducing zoo raised =
animals. Many animals original collection location can't be verified. I =
would think this would be of greater concern with animals that have a =
large range, especially north to south, where traits for heat/cold =
tolerant would be of great concern to the animal.=20
----- Original Message -----=20
Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:47 PM
Subject: NANFA-L-- Releasing fish?
I am writing a basic article about native fish and have a question =
about releasing fish. Some say that you should never release a native =
fish kept in captivity, even to its native waters. Others say that you =
shouldn't release them only if they were kept with fish from different =
locations. What is your view on this?
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