ASIAN SNAKEHEAD SEIZED AND DESTROYED IN NSW

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ASIAN SNAKEHEAD SEIZED AND DESTROYED IN NSW

Post by Paulanderson » Sun Jan 21, 2024 8:29 am

It was not only interesting but quite alarming to note that NSW Fisheries seized and destroyed a live 90 cm Asian Snakehead recently. This species is causing major problems in parts of the US (and other countries), as those of us that watch fishing shows would have noted. Snakeheads can survive out of the water and can travel short distances overland from waterway to waterway. The NSW fish was being kept in a large fish tank inside a house. There was only one reported.

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Post by eddyt » Sun Jan 21, 2024 10:50 am

I think it's a tropical fish, it would probably die over winter if it escaped. Still surprised you can keep a 90cm fish indoors, that has to be one massive fish tank.

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Post by Sebb » Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:48 am

Wonder how it could get in to Australia.
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Post by Paulanderson » Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:57 am

Good question Sebb - the video showed a tank at least 2m long. Yes they are a tropical species so will not be a problem in Vic or most of NSW - Qld is another matter though.

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Post by Tim399 » Mon Jan 22, 2024 6:04 am

Sebb wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2024 11:48 am
Wonder how it could get in to Australia.
You’d be surprised what some aquarium dealers will buy and sell to the right people

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Post by smokin_reels » Tue Jan 23, 2024 10:21 am

I was in india recently and saw a tank full of amazonian red tail catfish.
There are already lakes that are full of pacu now.
all fun and games till stuff gets out
There is always more to learn , fish to catch , places to see and friends to make.

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Re: ASIAN SNAKEHEAD SEIZED AND DESTROYED IN NSW

Post by eddyt » Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:47 pm

There used to be red devils, convict cichlids, and all these fancy aquarium fish in Hazelwood pondage. Still wonder if any survived after the power plant turned off.

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