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post #11 of 15 Old 03-24-2010, 10:11 PM
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even has lovely blue eyes.
another place has them for 174 bucks, but I'm beggining to get the idea that they might be wild caught in Brazil (ILLEGAL, and i dont want any part in that confusion)
he says he has the papres for them as wild caught , but if they are only from Brazil then they'd be illegal, so....??? but he insists they arent, and they come from Peru.. is that possible???
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-24-2010, 10:12 PM
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Anyone else looking for these little guys near Absolutely Fish (Clifton NJ) they have 2 more that they can order from California. Let the guy who orders the freshwaterfish (Mike D) i think, know you'd like them, he might ask for a deposit.
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-24-2010, 11:05 PM
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even has lovely blue eyes.
another place has them for 174 bucks, but I'm beggining to get the idea that they might be wild caught in Brazil (ILLEGAL, and i dont want any part in that confusion)
he says he has the papres for them as wild caught , but if they are only from Brazil then they'd be illegal, so....??? but he insists they arent, and they come from Peru.. is that possible???
I was talking to my guy at the LFS and he says that they are smuggled out of Brazil to other countries (Peru, for example) and then sold from that country, instead of Brazil, where it is illegal. So it sounds to me that unless you've got a tank bred fish it's illegal.

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post #14 of 15 Old 03-25-2010, 09:50 AM
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That seems likely. Since this fish is endemic to the Xingu River in Brazil, it is not going to be "caught" in Peru which is some 1400 miles due west from the area of the Rio Xingu. Course, someone in SA may be breeding the fish and selling those, I've no idea.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #15 of 15 Old 03-25-2010, 10:42 AM
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Rosehower- I forgot to tell you about this in my PM to you last night:

http://www.petzonesd.com/advanced_se...&Submit=Search

My LFS guy, Ron, told me about it yesterday. If Ron can't ship you one of his maybe Petzone can ship one of theirs?? Petzone's are a tad cheaper than Ron's specimens. I don't know anything about Petzone's quality and reputation, can only vouch for Ron's.

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