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Old 08-12-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Living in the San Diego area
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129) Being able to catch tropical fish in the creeks and ponds and put them into an aquarium. Fish that you would normally have to pay for - like oscars, and fancy guppies, and some cichlids, and some others. Fish that people have let go into the wild and that have bred.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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How about...

129) Being able to catch tropical fish in the creeks and ponds and put them into an aquarium. Fish that you would normally have to pay for - like oscars, and fancy guppies, and some cichlids, and some others. Fish that people have let go into the wild and that have bred.
Really? , I would have never thought......

Frank D.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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129) Being able to catch tropical fish in the creeks and ponds and put them into an aquarium. Fish that you would normally have to pay for - like oscars, and fancy guppies, and some cichlids, and some others. Fish that people have let go into the wild and that have bred.
Some of the species are from Africa and South America. I have cichlids and a very involved aficionado of this type of fish. So far none of my friend down south have found a place to get free cichlids...

You might want to explain for everyones clarification...
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Living in the San Diego area
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I once lived in Melbourne (an hour East of Orlando).

I forget the name of the inland waterway there. Big, big water way.

I lived by the waterway and there were little creeks there that were full of some kind of cichlid. I didn't mean the little fancy cichlids from Africa. Rather these were the bigger, boring looking cichlids. Like Jack Dempseys but not them specifically. They were similar in body shape but they had a blank color.

I also saw swordtails, guppies, and the like there. Lots of them.

I never saw an Oscar personally but I have heard they are now wild in places like Lake Ochechobe (? spelling might be wrong).

Carlos
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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As others have said, the weather is a plus.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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130) Key West's Mallory Square - celebrating the anniversary of when they wanted to declare independence. I was there luckly to see the craziness, and it was fantastic. You can see some of it here.

Fantasy Fest (broken link)
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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129) Being able to catch tropical fish in the creeks and ponds and put them into an aquarium. Fish that you would normally have to pay for - like oscars, and fancy guppies, and some cichlids, and some others. Fish that people have let go into the wild and that have bred.
Good point Carlos! We have a fish tank that has seahorse, baby flounder, sea urchins, crabs, etc all caught from the bay. You don't have to spend 60+ dollars per fish.

The kids get excited going to the bay and scooping the grass flats to find new critters for their tank. It's pretty neat!
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Old 08-12-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I once lived in Melbourne (an hour East of Orlando).

I forget the name of the inland waterway there. Big, big water way.

I lived by the waterway and there were little creeks there that were full of some kind of cichlid. I didn't mean the little fancy cichlids from Africa. Rather these were the bigger, boring looking cichlids. Like Jack Dempseys but not them specifically. They were similar in body shape but they had a blank color.

I also saw swordtails, guppies, and the like there. Lots of them.

I never saw an Oscar personally but I have heard they are now wild in places like Lake Ochechobe (? spelling might be wrong).

Carlos
I lived in the area for 4 years and not such luck, but great if you can get expensive fish for free.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I lived in the area for 4 years and not such luck, but great if you can get expensive fish for free.
Isn't there any concern about bringing non-native species to Florida waters and upsetting a fragile ecological balance? Would I be just as "fortunate" to catch a piranha as an oscar in a nearby canal?

Otherwise, it would be awesome to stock a large aquarium with native Floridan fish.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Isn't there any concern about bringing non-native species to Florida waters and upsetting a fragile ecological balance? Would I be just as "fortunate" to catch a piranha as an oscar in a nearby canal?

Otherwise, it would be awesome to stock a large aquarium with native Floridan fish.
Florida largemouth bass and the catfish will have plenty of bait for years to come..
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