Re: NANFA-L-- Fw: NAS Species Alert - Piaractus brachypomus

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Fw: NAS Species Alert - Piaractus brachypomus
Date: Wed Nov 03 2004 - 19:52:54 CST

Are any of these fish surviving the winter? Is there any sign they have
established a breeding population? Pacu are very popular fish and often grow to
several pounds in rather small home aquariums. While I never condone the release
of aquarium fish I think that concern that this fish is a significant threat
is much ado about nothing! Only in the very deep south is there even a small
chance of a breeding population and even then I think pacu need some rather
unlikely environmental parameters to reproduce,-in-least unlikely in North
America, very soft acid water?


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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 12:42:44 CST