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Old 03-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #1
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What States Are Red Bellied Piranha Legal in.

I want to get some Red bellys and I want to know were they are legal. Im in New York. But no in the city.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Not 100% positive but i believe its illegal in the US period to possess piranha unless u have a permit to do so.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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I believe a lot of people keep pacu as an alternative. Just what I've heard. Although I don't see why responsible fish owners shouldn't be allowed to keep just 1 of banned species. That way In the rare instance it is released it won't reproduce.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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Well, prime example of why certain fish are banned are snakeheads. Pacus are herbivores and less voracious cousins of piranha. Releasing non-native fish species regardless of it even being just 1 aught to be illegal. A few years ago down near Syracuse a hobbyist had a snakehead and actually had it confiscated becuase he sidnt have a permit.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
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And even just 1 non-native fish can have a real impact on the ecosystem its put in.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:52 PM   #6
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Pacus are nearly impossible to keep responsibly for most hobbyists.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #7
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Very true
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:20 PM   #8
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Haha I Have kept a 2ft pacu before

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Ive Kept a pacu before with ease there fun fish
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:21 PM   #9
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My LFS has multiple types of piranhas and pacus... 0.0. I live in nebraska
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I might still get them like what could Happen Im not going to let them go
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My LFS has multiple types of piranhas and pacus... 0.0. I live in nebraska
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They're really expensive tho. Even cheap little black-skirt tetras are like 10$ each.
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Ive Kept a pacu before with ease there fun fish
For how long? Are you aware of the potential maximum size of the Pacu?

Piaractus brachypomus (Red-bellied Pacu) — Seriously Fish

If you have the means to tank a fish that reaches a MINIMUM size of two feet, color me envious.
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Like i said they are illegal to possess without a permit. Do whatever you want...
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There's no federal law against piranha. Some states outright band them, others require you to get a permit, mostly for academic institutions. They're legal in some states.
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For how long? Are you aware of the potential maximum size of the Pacu?

Piaractus brachypomus (Red-bellied Pacu) — Seriously Fish

If you have the means to tank a fish that reaches a MINIMUM size of two feet, color me envious.

Yes it was around two foot he was epic and cool
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They're really expensive tho. Even cheap little black-skirt tetras are like 10$ each.

There only like 35 a piece on aqua scape
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Would that be more for like NY city I live out in the county so I doubt the would care if I buy them
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It's for the entire state.
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