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Old 01-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #1 
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Smile mountain mullet a few weeks ago at sister island ( tobago) at agile water fall

This guy loves to jump so i have the tank lid covered at all times! was on a vacation in tobago a few weeks back and visited agile water fall and discovered these guys in the fast flowing streams...and decided one was going back home with me :)

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Old 01-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #2 
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that's kinda sad...
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:25 AM   #3 
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that's kinda sad...
sorry..just wanted one for a pet...plus he may not have survived out in that gushing water...and he loves shrimp :)
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #4 
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If he was in a fast flowing stream, that's where he's meant to be :p
Plus fish in fast moving water have high oxygen needs and tend to need really powerful filters, like 20gal tank needs to be filtered 200gal/hour is needed for hillstream loaches, which also live in water like that. o-o
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:28 PM   #5 
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That is sad... what if he's a schooling fish? It's best to not take things out of the wild, and to not put things into the wild. Also, hes probably stressed even more without cover. I don't see anything to hide behind in that tank.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:19 PM   #6 
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It's not always horrible to take things out of the wild. Heck, half of freshwater aquarium fish at any LFS are probably wild. As long as you have the space and know its care, why not? I assume shiva knew how to take care of it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:59 PM   #7 
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I am aware of your concerns!..but the thing is im really surprised at how tame this fish has become i practically feeds from my hand! and yes i have done my home work with this guy..and sourced out his food..so he eats well..and so far he is doing pretty good! ...after 3 weeks ...these fishes are actually a food fish and also game fish..so he may have ended up in a pan .. now that would have been sad..as far as he is concerned...he has a 75 gal tank shared with some cory cats..with 2 aqua clear filters..70 gal and a 40 gal...as well as a power head :) so i think he likes it ! he is so cute i would recomend this guy for experienced fish keepers thou since he only eats shrimp and well likes to jump..and thanx diablo for the back up i really appreciate that buddy!
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:09 AM   #8 
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its still sad even if you know how to care for it. He was FREE! Why take something from the wild when there are plenty of fish that my never have a good home at pet stores. Its just selfish!
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:07 AM   #9 
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Yeah, that's something a kid would do on impulse. Even if it's not harming anything or he would have ended up in pan, then so be it. That's one less fish to spawn there and keep the ecosystem going. It's always best to leave things where they are, and in regards to pet store fish, they were once brought from the wild, but most pet store fish are domestically bred and have been developed for certain traits for awhile.

I hope it doesn't die. There's not a good reason for removing him, so now that you have, hopefully you can provide good care.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:27 AM   #10 
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Lay of guys it's not like he took 200,is only one fish.I have a bass, I took from a dam, I feed him earth worms. He is happy in his 5gal. Don't get mad I am only growing him bigger so I can put him in our dam with other bass.And if some one eat him? He would also not be able to spawn!I think it is better that he can in joy the fish.

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