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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:20 PM

any one know wat non natives are illeagel in SC

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:17 PM

SECTION 50-13-1630. Importing, possessing or selling certain fish unlawful; special permits for research; Department shall issue rules and regulations.

(A) A person may not possess, sell, offer for sale, import, bring, or cause to be brought or imported into this State or release into the waters of this State the following fish or eggs of the fish:

(1) carnero or candiru catfish (Vandellia cirrhosa);

(2) freshwater electric eel (Electrophorus electricus);

(3) white amur or grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella);

(4) walking catfish or a member of the clariidae family (Clarias, Heteropneustea, Gymnallabes, Channallabes, or Heterobranchus genera);

(5) piranha (all members of Serrasalmus, Rooseveltiella, and Pygocentrus genera);

(6) stickleback;

(7) Mexican banded tetra;

(8) sea lamprey;

(9) rudd (Scardinius erythrophtalmu-Linneaus); and

(10) snakehead (all members of family Channidae).

(cool.gif The department may issue special import permits to qualified persons for research and education only.

The department may issue special permits for the stocking of nonreproducing white amur or grass carp hybrids in the waters of this State.

(D) It is unlawful to take grass carp from waters stocked as permitted by this section. Grass carp caught must be returned to the water from which it was taken immediately.

(E) The department must prescribe the qualifications, methods, controls, and restrictions required of a person or his agent to whom a special permit is issued. The department must condition all permits issued under this section to safeguard public safety and welfare and prevent the introduction into the wild or release of nonnative species of fish or other organisms into the waters of this State. The department may promulgate regulations necessary to effectuate this section and specifically to prohibit additional species of fish from being imported, possessed, or sold in this State when the department determines the species of fish are potentially dangerous.



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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:49 PM

carnero or candiru catfish what are those and onther qusetion is whats wrong with stiklebacks now excuse me I need to go ship some fish back to a friend of mine from washington. :lol:

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:18 PM

This is the second post recently indicating that a state bans piranha. What was the other? Florida? Louisiana? I can't remember. This just strikes me as odd, since the piranha is a fairly common aquarium fish around here. They are readily available at the LFS.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:26 PM

carnero or candiru catfish what are those and onther qusetion is whats wrong with stiklebacks now excuse me I need to go ship some fish back to a friend of mine from washington. :lol:


Your far too young to learn about Candiru....But you happen to be talking to the right person and the only person in North America that keeps them :P Candiru are parasitic trichomycterid catfishes and trust me on this, you do not want them in any waters where they can survive.

As for sticklebacks.....I think this is in regards to issues with the Four spine and the fact it is an annoying little fish....

This is the second post recently indicating that a state bans piranha. What was the other? Florida? Louisiana? I can't remember. This just strikes me as odd, since the piranha is a fairly common aquarium fish around here. They are readily available at the LFS.


Most southern states have banned or restricted possession of Piranaha..Many odd states such as Maine have also.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:43 PM

New York has a ban on pirahnas as well.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:14 AM

But you happen to be talking to the right person and the only person in North America that keeps them


Just curious, Brookster - how did you happen to acquire these fish? They could be most useful. How long do you think they would live in, say, an outdoor spa (for example)?

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:25 AM

Just curious, Brookster - how did you happen to acquire these fish? They could be most useful. How long do you think they would live in, say, an outdoor spa (for example)?


If going by what I understand your asking Martin, and adding what I have experienced,
these fish would wrap themselves around a spas pumps impellers long before they did much else. They are not really smart fish.

I obtained them through a very very long process. It took me seven years to get these fish and even for the importer this fish took ten+ years for him before he could get them. They where not cheap fish when they came in for the first time. They still are not cheap fish to get now. I pretty much bought all of them that have come in, Ive had a good 25 of these fish and still only have four at this time that are alive. they have a remarkable ability of killing themselves in stupid ways. I'm not sure what is up with this but really they are seriously dumb and touchy animals.




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