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Old 09-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #31 
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Good job on catching him. Even if 'he' could survive in the stream, a goldfish is an invasive species and it is better that he is removed.

What people don't realise is that every time they do something like this, there is more and more chance of greater restrictions coming down on us all.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #32 
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Good job you did a good thing.
I don't know PA law on nonnatives but here in FL we have a Exotic Pet Amnesty Program by law in Fl any nonnative must be destroyed if not adoptered in our Exotic Pet Amnesty Program.
If you can’t care for an exotic pet anymore, don’t set it free - that’s illegal, and your pet will likely die without care from you.
find a local hobby group or rescue that may have an adoption program
see if the pet shop will take it back or accept it as a donation
check your local nature centers and museums
talk to your humane society


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Old 09-15-2013, 10:34 AM   #33 
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I have three commet goldfish so I don't know how a blackmoor would do with them. They live with my last surviving rosey red minnow and spend the summers out in an outdoor pond I have built for them and fall and winter they live in a planted tank.

They are not blackmoors like him but if anyone knows if commets and moors can get along I would take him.

I would also think PA would have something against invasive species. I know MN does. Someone let domestic carp go in a lake and now carp have pretty much destroyed the native fish in there. We can tell they were domestic because they are gold and calico. Releasing domestic fish into the wild is very illegal even here. They can also infect wild fish populations with aggressive diseases grown in captivity thanks to their strengthening against antibiotics.

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #34 
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It would be hard. The faster fish would probably wear him down. My fancies can be rather rude to each other (they go nuts chasing each other when they start to spawn). And you'd probably have to hand feed him just to make sure he does okay. Fancies are also less cold tolerant, depends on where you are, but he'd have a much smaller time frame of living outdoors than the comets do.
Yes goldfish are terribly invasive, they have taken over natural ecosystems by the thousands in North America.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #35 
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I wouldn't recommend fancies with comets or commons they are simply able to compete with the faster fish.
And once again you did a good thing!

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Old 09-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #36 
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I'm a bit surprised its still black at that size - black moors have a tendency of turning orange.

I agree about not mixing fancies with regular goldfish.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #37 
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I'm a bit surprised its still black at that size - black moors have a tendency of turning orange.
Good quality true Moor lines will stay black, many out "X" will not

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Old 09-15-2013, 12:44 PM   #38 
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Why would someone throw away such a good quality moor!? :p
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #39 
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Too big for their 10 gallon tank.... My ex had one that big that attained that size in a 10 gallon with no water changes or gravel cleanings. It was sad to see such a big fish in such a small tank. I quickly got it a 29 gallon, which I would go on to feel was barely large enough.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #40 
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Escaped from someones pond, someone just didn't want him, WE will never know. But (s)he is a very good looking fish

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