RE: NANFA-- Check out Nonindigenous fishes - Channa micropeltes

Jay DeLong (
Sun, 24 Mar 2002 18:25:16 -0800

> This is the one I saw, unlikely to have reproducing population in Rhode
> Island. Many of these fish are reported as though you can stand
> on the shore watch the invasion go on.

Where are they reported like that? I've visited the NAS website many times
and never saw that kind of sentiment or approach used unnecessarily. What
are you referring to?

> My favorite was a neon tetra that was found in a
> lake in Wyoming and concern was raised over the question of if it could
> spread down stream from this warm spring area.

Concern by whom and about what?

> still am opposed to captive release but
> lets be reasonable. Some fish Might establish a reproductive
> population. a
> few have, and most will never do so under any conceivable
> circumstances!

What do you base that on? What fish are you talking about anyway, and
where? Tropical or temperate? Native or exotic? Who said (or where is it
stated) that establishing reproductive populations is the only problem
associated with the release of captive or exotic fish releases?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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