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Old 03-09-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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Going to the beach!!

Ok so my family and I are going to the beach in a few weeks and I was woundering if I could bring back live fish or shells to put in my tank. Is there stuff I should look out for or stuff I shouldn't do?
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Where do you live and where are you going to the beach?
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Going to Florida and I live in the Midwest
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You'll want to check the laws regarding catching fish, also consider how you'll get them home and how long it will take to get home. As far as shells I'd make sure anything you get is cleaned well before putting it in your tank.
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I'm following! I'm going to punta Cana in a month and I want to nab some awesome driftwood and ship it back!!!
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Ok I have been looking around online an I can't find anything about this but are there reefs near Florida?
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Florida is where most aquarium fish are wild caught! Check out the show "fish tank kings", they go diving and catch all types of beauty's!
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Assuming you are over 18 you will definitely need a fishing license to do this. That being said, the overwhelmingly vast majority of fish you will be able to catch aren't suited to living in a normal aquarium.
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Yeah, Florida has very strict laws on wild life. We do have some beautiful reefs down in the keys though. You must receive a divers license, and be in an area where it permitted. Honestly, your mostly going to catch lady fish, grouper (not the ones for aquariums) and average fish like that. Most fish here aren't meant for aquariums. I'd look at the Florida Wildlife Agency and go to the Florida keys website, if that's where you are going.
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