Re: NANFA-- RE: keeping paddlefish
Tue, 26 Jun 2001 23:56:40 +0700

Here is Bangkok, Thailand. For sturgeons that were imported that I
know of are sturgeon, sterlet, shovelnose sturgeon, etc.

About imported paddlefish although it is definitely US species I am
not sure how it got here. Maybe from the US. Maybe from China.
Maybe it is imported from US or China to Taiwan or Singapore who
exported it to Thailand. The last one is more likely since the most
recent import is made by a Taiwanese-owned shop. Also in some
Japanese aquarium books [eg. the Aquarium 2300 atlas] there are pics
of baby paddlefish that must be photographed in Japan so obviously
paddlefish is imported to Japan too.


"Nicholas J. Zarlinga" wrote:
> 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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