Re: NANFA-- large fish

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 13:59:08 -0500

> This is the fish that should be banned from
> the pet trade since not many people will give them the necessary space

I do not believe that fish should be banned for this reason, rather the
careless practice of selling fish without proper care instructions. I also
keep a monitor lizard, its adult size is about 4 foot in length. It is very
tame and friendly do to proper attention and space requirments. In the
reptile trade there is plenty of information, and you almost always know
when you are getting an animal- where it comes from, what it eats, what its
habitat requirments are and... How large it gets. Fish on the other hand do
not. To find out this information you generally have to hunt for books that
may have a small section on them, then it may be misinformation. Another
good reason to join clubs that have people with the knowledge of the fish
you are interested in so you can learn more about them. We don't ban horses
because most people live in apartments or have houses with small yards...


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