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Apr 13th, 2018 at 7:05pm
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Why are fish such as this allowed into NZ? Seems like only a matter of time before they end up in the waterways.

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Reply #1 - Apr 14th, 2018 at 8:25am
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I may be wrong but I think they keel over in our temperate waters.
But yes, we do have a long  history of importing things that end up biting us on the bum Angry
  
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they look very much like the ones seen on river monsters tv show....... the fish that got into another enviroment and went ape pooh and grew too big and changed habits.
  
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Like trout...Wink
  
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saratoga wrote on Apr 14th, 2018 at 2:27pm:
Like trout...Wink


Yep, just like them.... Grin

Arowana need warm temps, well over 27 degrees constantly.  most school pools aren't even that warm.
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 15th, 2018 at 5:33pm
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Nomads wrote on Apr 14th, 2018 at 5:02pm:
saratoga wrote on Apr 14th, 2018 at 2:27pm:
Like trout...Wink


Yep, just like them.... Grin

Arowana need warm temps, well over 27 degrees constantly.  most school pools aren't even that warm.


These fish are crossed. A hybrid.

With record sea temperatures and subtropical storms very 2 weeks we had better up our game.  Nature has a way of taking oppurtunities wherever they are to be found.

Sold for $820. I never realized people would pay so much.

I trust you are right and they would die  off.  Smiley

  

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Reply #6 - Apr 15th, 2018 at 9:54pm
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I Hope so too, but you raise a valid point about species just arriving here.  our environs are not all what they once were.

Did anyone read about the woman who was bringing in a type of Moss from Asia and selling at garden markets in CHCH?  MAF likened it to didymo and are tracking all the items she sold....scary.

  

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Reply #7 - May 22nd, 2018 at 7:02am
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When you introduce a foreign species into a new habitat it can be devastating to the local species.
  
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