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Old 03-03-2015, 10:02 AM   #101
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:18 AM   #102
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Poor souls - no appreciation of the finer things in life.

It's good point, I guess disposing of plants can be a problem.
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Old 03-03-2015, 02:22 PM   #104
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("Tapping the glass")

That's why the fish are hiding!
(. . .and they even say, flushing fish down the toilet, like you're supposed to do that!)

I almost got a mini RC submarine, am I a bad person?
(Yeah, it's true!)
But that was for me, not the fish!


Mebbid, invasive plants are a real threat, Japanese knotweed.
There are laws surrounding that plant here in the UK!
So that's a really good point you make.
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And to top things off, how about the species that are planted by the government to control one thing but causes greater distress to the environment? Case in point: Mallaluca trees were planted in S. Florida only to take over the place. THEN, the government spent tons of money to have them eradicated ( which, to my knowledge, didn;t work) so more area was destroyed in the process. Second point, Peacock Bass: Brought in to FL to control the tilapia the state had imported and released into the canals in S. FL to control the weeds only to have done so well, they ran over the native fish. Their natural predators: Peacock Bass. The problem is that the native fish were easier to catch and eat so the native fish population suffered while the exotics flourished ( But catching peacocks on rod & reel is fun I must say )
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:08 PM   #106
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What about pacu in (umm I can't remember, it was on river monsters)
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In Papua New Guinea, introduced to eat algae or something, eventually it took a shine to men washing there wotsits.
Locals now call it the nut cracker!

(Jeremy wade, river monsters)
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What about pacu in (umm I can't remember, it was on river monsters)
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In Papua New Guinea, introduced to eat algae or something, eventually it took a shine to men washing there wotsits.
Locals now call it the nut cracker!

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What can I say? Show me a good veil tail Angelfish and I just melt. I also prefer doubletail bettas over regulars and regulars over Plakets. Guilty as charged.
BUT, I don't like the idea of creating fish that create unhealthy body configurations ( Sorry Balloon lovers) or injecting fish with dyes or inks and I am not a big fan of genetically engineered fish ( sorry Glow fish lovers.) To me, If you want to take a normal fish and breed in a new color form, OK, elongate the fins a little, still OK, but squish them, blow them up, hybridize and tribredize...... for me, not wise.

But that's just me.

As for how the Pacu got to New Guinea, it is a food fish and very possibly brought over and set loose to be a food source. ( I ate one in Brasil and it was tasty.) I saw the episode that you are talking about and what was determined was that the fish had changed from it's "normal" behavior of eating nuts and berries and veggies into one that now prefers HUMAN coconuts.
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My view is very similar to Andy's
I hate ballon mollies/Rams
Hate goldfish that are a baseball sized body
Hate glofish as its just a money making scam

Don't have any issues with selective breeding to get color morphs or long fins, etc
I myself keep lots of wild caught fish
Or fish that are wild type:
I.e fish that may/are tank raised but have wild colors, and are not selective breed

A example would be the green sword tail. Forgot the scientific name


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I am okay with glofish because, a) they are not harmed at all, the color is passed down from one generation to the next, and b) they were actually made to help detect pollutants, which is a pretty cool thing for a fish to do. However, since they are genetically modified and so artificial looking, they are definitely not my favorite fish. Also, that made me start thinking...what would happen if someone bred a glofish with a normal zebra danio?
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I know they breed true but my issue is that people can't sell them as while the intention or their creation was good. Now they have become a copyrighted "product"


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