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florida fish farms in trouble

9 years 11 months ago #25320 by mikeg2929
Don Conkel just sent me a list and it seemed to be very inclusive.  No obvious missing items.

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10 years 1 week ago #25091 by Muske
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State record Jag 21.5" and 3.5 lbs. 

Crazy stories of what they find in lakes down there.

1300 gal. Water Garden
110 Tanganyikan with many, many dithers
24 JBJ Nano Soon to be for Yellow Comp. pair.

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10 years 1 week ago #25088 by tjudy
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I have spoken with a few farmers with regards to ACA donations, and the outlook is good.  The big farmers are all ok.  They have the experience and heating systems in place to work through a bad cold snap.  Smaller farmers without the benefit of technology, especially those in the northern half of the state, are the farms that suffered.  Most of them provide fish to the larger fish farms for grow out and are not direct providers to the stores.

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10 years 1 week ago #25086 by rm-slover
atch centrals and South americans pretty easily. I wouldn't think you would catch africans. the colors of the African mbuna species would be bright and cause them to be easily picked off by larger natives such as Large and small mouth bass. plus African Mbuna have no parental care so the fry would get picked off by other small species such as bluegill and crappie. Central and South americans could easily survive in the climate and the waters becasue They defend their fry and can blend into the surrounding area more easily.

According to www.LakeOkeechobee.org the following fish are non natives that are thriving in the lake:

Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aurus)
Peacock bass (Cichla ocellaris)
Callichtyid catfish (Hoplosternum littorale)
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)
Convict cichlid (Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum)
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
Green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
Jack Dempsey (Cichlasoma octofasciatum)
Jewelfish (Hemichromis bimaculatus)
Sailfin catfish (Liposarcus multiradiatus)
Mayan cichlid (Cichlasoma urophthalmus)
Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)
Pacu (Colossoma sp.)
Spotted tilapia (Tilapia mariae)
Suckermouth catfish (Hypostomus plecostomus)
Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)

"Most have been introduced illegally, either by individuals releasing unwanted aquarium or food fish, or by the flooding of aquaculture ponds."

www.myfwc.com/WILDLIFEHABITATS/Nonnative_FW_Fish.htm











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10 years 1 week ago #25080 by jdubcichlids
I think theres a river south of the Miami area that has lots of non native fish in it. when hurricanes come they wash out all the surronding ponds and the fish are released into the water. You can go down there and catch african and south american cichlids just like any other fish. not sure on what the legality is on it but know its possible

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10 years 2 weeks ago #24861 by Proteus
I'm hearing stories about people just easily catching non-natives that they normally can't manage to catch those days too. Like plecos, cichlids, and catfish-


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10 years 3 weeks ago - 10 years 3 weeks ago #24691 by nuth88
Sounds like the GCCA Classifieds are the best way to go! Please God...Don't make me go Malawian....

But Those Westies....They are looking Nice....

I have been watching the big boys to see if they have jumped their $$

Not yet.

8)

"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)
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10 years 3 weeks ago #24677 by mikeg2929
I met a very interesting gentlemen today. Per his contacts at one of the big suppliers - dont expect any significant quantities of SA / CA fish out of Florida for months.

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10 years 4 weeks ago #24637 by mikeg2929
This is a northern florida issue.  South florida, specifically farms on the west coast, didnt suffer too much.  They just pumped up mpre 72 degree water from the ground.

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10 years 1 month ago #24367 by Kegger22
I'm guessing get ready for price increases

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