NANFA-- RE: keeping paddlefish

Nicholas J. Zarlinga (
Fri, 22 Jun 2001 16:11:13 -0400

Tony, where is "here"? How can I find more info on your imported American paddlefish?

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216-661-6500 ex 4485

"Fish worship... is it wrong??" (Ray Troll)

On Tuesday, June 26, 2001 10:26 AM, nanfa [] wrote:
> Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 12:31:40 +0700
> From:
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- keeping paddlefish
> The Chinese paddlefish is endangered and the US paddlefish are
> imported to China too [I don't know for what purpose - stocking?
> aquaculture? aquarium?].
> If I remember right the Chinese paddlefish is very different from the
> US counterpart. It look more like giant naked sturgeon with extremely
> oversight snout and mouth but its snout is not broad paddle-shape. I
> can be wrong but I remembered the special edition of the journal
> Environmental biology of fishes[?] [the special issue dedictated to
> sturgeons] have drawing and headshot photo of the Chinese paddlefish.
> Sturgeon are imported here too. The sellers try to tell others it is
> easy to keep - which is true only with cold water and lots of
> space... Gars and bowfins do much better here and some Alligator and
> Florida gars grows quite big here.
> Tony

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