08-07-2006, 05:07 AM
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Thats neat, I've never seen them for sale. But you also live in the Philippines. There must be different fish there, right?
Brie, sorry for not answering this for a long time. I reread again and I saw your question.
In the Philippines, for aquaria, only carps and plecs can be seen. Actually the plecs are foreign species. They have invaded one marshland and 2 lakes already. The plec mentioned is a Hypostomus plecostomus. Let alone ripping fish nets and eating the local flora and fauna.
Even the golden apple snails are foreign species. They are considered as pests as they eat plants and are commonly found in canals, rice paddies, etc.
Both species were introduced via the hobby of fish enthusiasts.
As for the stingrays, again, they are rarely for sale and are very expensive. One lfs wanted me to get that but I simply refused because the idea of getting it is bad as I don't have another tank and besides a large space tank is required.