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Brook Trout on Aquabid

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#1 Guest_dafrimpster_*

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

Somebody is selling live brook trout on AB. Is this legal?

#2 Guest_jblaylock_*

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

The seller has zero sells and no feedback. My guess is regardless of his location, this is likely not a legal operation, but you never know....

The same seller is selling an alligator gar

From the auction
"This Auction is for ONE True Alligator gar, about 4 Inches, eating great on guppys and small rosies. These fish do get huge, so a large tank in the long run is a must"

Haha,...large tank is an understatement.

Edited by jblaylock, 18 April 2012 - 03:21 PM.

#3 Guest_dafrimpster_*

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:35 AM

He is selling two species that are horrible choices for 99% of hobbyists as well. He should join forces with the seller that is selling arapaima gigas.

#4 Guest_jblaylock_*

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:18 AM

I suppose I shouldn't judge. Perhaps he has all the paperwork and is 100% legal, but those are still really really bad fish to tank raise.

#5 Guest_Uland_*

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

Both are raised for stocking so it's quite possible they are perfectly legal sales. Besides, Alligator gar from PA? I don't think he would have collected those locally.

#6 Guest_dafrimpster_*

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:59 PM

Yes legal and ethical don't always go hand in hand, unfortunately.

#7 Guest_joefish72_*

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

How is the listing of these fish for sale not ethical? What I find unethical is a person making judgements based on no factual evidence at all.

#8 Guest_jblaylock_*

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

How is the listing of these fish for sale not ethical? What I find unethical is a person making judgements based on no factual evidence at all.

I did make a judgement, but also retracted and said it may be a 100% legal action. Ethics are different though. I'm not going to argue, but I'll say this. Those are both really bad fish to try to keep at home. It's misleading/unethical to make somebody think otherwise. Brookies need a highly specialize aquatic system, and aligator gar....seriously..the world record is over 8ft. What size tank do you need to hold that??? Not to mention they can live for close to 100 years. As the seller says "in the long run"...for sure. Also, it's unethical to release captive raised fish into the wild.

#9 Guest_Skipjack_*

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:15 PM

I bet this person is purchasing these fish. It is very difficult to collect Brook Trout, and Alligator gar in the same state. But as josh mentioned these are difficult fish, and not for the average fish keeper. The Brook Trout is the more difficult of the two. Gar(I may be letting out a little known secret) stunt very well in a decent size aquarium. I have kept Florida, and Longnose Gar in a 240. The 8 inch Florida Gars basically stopped growing by three years, and were about 14- 16 inches, and they were not underfed. The Longnose Gar was started in a tank at two inches, and again seemed to stop growing at around 14-16 inches. The water was changed 50% weekly, the gar were fed both live foods, and were trained to eat shrimp, and other dead foods. So I think one might be very surprised at how long he could keep an Alligator gar.

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