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Question Have you ever wondered

If people living in S. America see Bass and Bluegill and Sickelbacks as Exotic fish? Like we, up here, see their back yard fish as exotic???? Just wondering. I can imagine people in canoes trawling with teeny tiny nets trying to catch Neon Tetras and such in the Amazon Rain Forrest.

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I wonder this and have heard that people in asia like our common minnows.

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I do think of this. We like to see things that we couldn't see just walking outside so I imagine people in other countries would feel the same.

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They're probably bored of fish seeing what they can have. Our bass are boring.

I imagine theres some interest but probably very little? I just don't see the interest being there with all they can have, plus who's exporting these bass to them!

But then I understand we like things we cant find in our backyards, so there's that, but there's so many different regions in SA with so many fish localized to each region. So it's not like every fish is available at every location, kind of spread out.


You never know I guess.

There was an idea on that website "hideas" where people do illegal drugs and post their thoughts, that asked if people in Africa have zoos that have squirrels and deer and bears and stuff like that. So people are thinking it I guess!

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This thread prompted me to spend about an hour looking at US native species. Just Googling their names and looking at pictures - a lot of them are actually quite beautiful.

I wish I lived in areas rich in aquatic wildlife, but other than bass/turtles/catfish and bland minnows, there isn't anything in my area.

http://www.nanfa.org/checklist.shtml

They even have a bunch of documents on how to care for the natives.
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Being from north west Missouri (KC) I'm rather negative about our native species.

Other than bluegill there isn't much pretty stuff around here.

There is some nice stuff down south though..
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I don't think our native species are boring. In fact, I don't think any fish is boring. Native species are just usually much harder to keep. I can heat a tank to a consistent 78 degrees, but I can't chill it down to 50.


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True. Maybe its just me.
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I'm sure they do. I'm into photography and when I go out in the bay area California to shoot birds, I feel like i get the same ol' birds over and over but that's just because I'm use to them heh
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I wonder this and have heard that people in asia like our common minnows.
I hear the feather head is really big is some parts of the world. I can just picture some dude trading in his platinum arrowana for a school of "rare" minnows
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If I had the space and the ability, raising something like a pike or a pickerel would be really awesome. Wonder if those are sought out fish in other areas of the world?
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What I don't like is the misconception that native fish like sunfish HAVE to be chilled or kept at least lower temperatures than tropicals so they can't keep them with their tropicals. Native fish can easily live in tropical temperatures. They do so every summer in many states and I know for sure here in texas it can even get warmer than that. You may have to chill it for breeding purposes but other than that they would be fine. I've seen some people say that sunfish have to be chilled, but chances are if that species is endemic to an area that gets to tropical temperatures even for a little while during the year it will be fine in a tropical setting.

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Well, the US is a big country, and fish don't have passports. If I wanted to try and keep "native" fish, I would attempt to recreate an environment as found in the Pacific NW. While it's true that many fish can live in a variety of habitats, I am pretty sure that if I caught a sunfish here in Oregon and put him into a tropical tank, he wouldn't be happy.


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