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post #21 of 29 Old 11-20-2006, 04:02 AM
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bolty, where are you located? Releasing a fish into the wild, especially not a native habitat is highly illegal, and depending on the environment and the weather/seasons, can also be quite cruel to the animal. Here on the board we cannot suggest to anyone that letting a "pet fish" go in a natural waterway is ok, because we could then be held liable by the laws as much as the person who does it.
I don't know what specific laws are where you are located, but here, the DNR can take nearly everything you own if you get caught doing something like that, plus they fine you and there is mandatory jail time.
Plus, laws aside, it screws up a natural habitat with a possible "invasive" species should it breed. Something like african cichlids could quickly become invasive if the environment is suitable.

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post #22 of 29 Old 11-20-2006, 04:04 AM
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A Mbuna released in to a UK stream would need brweathing appartus and a very thick coat. I think he's having a wag, :D
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On top of that, releasing fish in the wild would also decimate wild stocks due to diseases from captive-bred fish which they may not be immune against.:)

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bolty, where are you located? Releasing a fish into the wild, especially not a native habitat is highly illegal, and depending on the environment and the weather/seasons, can also be quite cruel to the animal. Here on the board we cannot suggest to anyone that letting a "pet fish" go in a natural waterway is ok, because we could then be held liable by the laws as much as the person who does it.
I don't know what specific laws are where you are located, but here, the DNR can take nearly everything you own if you get caught doing something like that, plus they fine you and there is mandatory jail time.
Plus, laws aside, it screws up a natural habitat with a possible "invasive" species should it breed. Something like african cichlids could quickly become invasive if the environment is suitable.
im in england, isn't that where these fish originate from english LFS?

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im in england, isn't that where these fish originate from english LFS?
Think of the poor stickle back population!!!!
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post #26 of 29 Old 11-21-2006, 03:42 PM
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bolty, where are you located? Releasing a fish into the wild, especially not a native habitat is highly illegal, and depending on the environment and the weather/seasons, can also be quite cruel to the animal. Here on the board we cannot suggest to anyone that letting a "pet fish" go in a natural waterway is ok, because we could then be held liable by the laws as much as the person who does it.
I don't know what specific laws are where you are located, but here, the DNR can take nearly everything you own if you get caught doing something like that, plus they fine you and there is mandatory jail time.
Plus, laws aside, it screws up a natural habitat with a possible "invasive" species should it breed. Something like african cichlids could quickly become invasive if the environment is suitable.
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post #27 of 29 Old 11-27-2006, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I believe that i got some good comments out of there thanks. Hey i went with the upside down cat, and now have my tanks speperated. the cat is in the 80 gal with malawis but i have not seen him in a week? do they need to school ie do i need more than one or could he have been a late night snack?
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post #28 of 29 Old 11-28-2006, 03:34 AM
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if it is a "true" up-side down cat all the 1's i had hid all day
thats why i like the pictus, they never stop you see them out all day and night, you could try more USD cats but it never made a diffrence to mine, also are they small enough to be eaten?

how big is/was the cat
how big and what do you have in your set-up at the mo?

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post #29 of 29 Old 11-28-2006, 03:53 AM
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Most of the synodontis species tend to be more nocturnal, though I've noticed that once they settle in, they tend to be out as much as any other catfish. Sometimes increasing the number in their group will help. The more shelter/territory you provide the more you are likely to see them. When they don't feel they have to "go hide" because they feel sheltered while out, they spend much more time out and about.
Due to the spine in the dorsal, they are difficult for the other fish to consume completely, so if it were the case of the cichlids "eating it", you'd at least find bones or partial body. Try feeding around the time the lights go out, and see if that doesn't help, also.

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