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 Post subject: New Cichlids in the Japanese waters
PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:01 pm 
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Without everything else going on I would've seen this coming, but last night my wife was watching the news and said hey look ! So I looked. Apparently in the affected areas of Japan some 5000 plus tropical fish were released into the wild by owners who saw no other option. Local authorities seemed to be gathering up as many as possible, and in large tanks I saw some chunky cichlids which I could not ID, and a couple of Huge Arrowanas. The authorities said they are very angry with the owners of the fish. The problems which this will bring are obvious, but for me it's impossible to be mad at these owners considering the circumstances, not to mention with the lack of food in the area the fact that they chose to release the oxygen starved fish rather than eat them shows that they were truly loved pets. If radiation levels go down in the area I may just go on a collecting trip though. Anyone want some true glow fish? ;) sorry but comedy is the best remedy for those dealing with tragedy.

I should mention this is a fairly cold region of Japan, so most of the fish should die off by next winter if not sooner. However I was surprised to see them surviving considering it's been snowing. Perhaps hot springs are feeding into the water ways.


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 Post subject: Re: New Cichlids in the Japanese waters
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I would bet the chunky ones are flowerhorn failures, I know the bad breeders released their defectives instead of properly culling them.

Wanna smuggle me a few arowanas? :wink: j/k

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Fern wrote:
Wanna smuggle me a few arowanas? :wink: j/k


Sure, if you don't mind that they have laser beams coming outta their eyes ;)


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Oh, I don't have to pay extra for that? Coooool :lol:

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