04-26-2009, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikaila31
Be careful about collecting wild fish. IDK what state you are in, but make sure DNR laws allow you to collect fish for tanks. The only place I know about collecting is Minnesota, the local aquarium society puts together trips for going to collect natives. They are give a permit from the DNR, and they have to report back what was caught and what was kept. Most of the stuff they aim for are non sport fish, darters and minnows. I do know if you collect sport fish, and sport fish you have in your tanks does count towards your legal limit.
As I said in my post,
"Having had a few scary encounters with snakes, I've decided to just get them from a captive breeder.
(We are talking mostly minnows here not something exotic or endangered in any way.)"
I highly doubt that I'll get into any trouble for buying some fish from a breeder.
but its good information for someone who may be considering collecting. A great web site for those thinkig about collecting www.nanfa.org