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Old July 9th 03, 11:33 PM
Anne Lurie
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Man, it's amazing what I will do to distract myself from an approaching
thunderstorm -- I have no interest whatsoever in fish of any ilk, but I
did find this website http://www.webcityof.com/miffidx.htm to purports to
be a Master Index of Freshwater Fishes.

BTW, assuming Lydia did not *steal* the fish in question, I truly believe
that it's the seller's responsibility to correctly identify the "product"
and any caveats associated with said product.

Good luck, kids!

Anne Lurie
Raleigh, NC





"Lydia" wrote in message
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"~ jan JJsPond.us" wrote in message
...
Now, Lydia, a question for you. Do you know the "real" name of your
mosquito fish you got off of E-bay? In this state the mosquito control
district gives out "free" fish also called that, real name "short

version"
gambusia. If you have gambusia please don't mention how you got them,

one
has to have a license to transport them. It's okay to have them, but

they
are very concerned of where they are placed. So hopefully you either

don't
have gambusia (look like a drab cousin to a guppy) or don't live where a
flood could come thru and carry them away to Lake Washington (or closest
lake to you) if you do. ~ jan (also known as jj)



Gulp... well, looks like the eBay seller lists them as Heterandria

formosa -
calls them spotted mosquito fish (synonym for gambusia?). Did I say I got
them from eBay? Uhhhhhh, I *found* them. Yeah, that's it - that's what I
meant. 8-]

We're far enough away from the Green River (which is controlled by the
county) that it would have to be Biblical amounts of rain for flooding to

be
a concern. There seems to be plenty of info to support that, from the

dude
we talked to who's lived there all his life (he's probably 40-something)

and
said his family has never seen the Green River flood to data from the
national weather service. So I feel confident that the fish won't be
introduced into water sources they shouldn't be. Maybe I'll keep them in

my
Rubbermaid "container garden" extraordinaire for a season. I can always

put
the lid on that and take it inside!

Lydia








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Old July 10th 03, 08:03 AM
~ jan JJsPond.us
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Lydia, if you go to google and type in "Heterandria formosa" and click on
Images you will see various pictures, maybe you'll see what you've got.

On Wed, 09 Jul 2003 22:33:50 GMT, "Anne Lurie" wrote:


BTW, assuming Lydia did not *steal* the fish in question, I truly believe
that it's the seller's responsibility to correctly identify the "product"
and any caveats associated with said product.


You're absolutely right Anne, Lydia should/would not be in trouble, it
would be the seller for transporting them via USPS (or whatever means). It
appears though that most likely she does not have the gambusia, though may
have a more winter sensitive variety.

Though if you need an alibi, you can always say, "a bird must have dropped
them (it) in there." It happens. ~ jan

See my ponds and filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Wet!~
Tri-Cities WA Zone 7a
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Old July 10th 03, 08:05 AM
~ jan JJsPond.us
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I checked out the catfish feed, the label had fish parts in front of the
corn so I figured why not try it.
John Rutz


Now wait a minute, isn't that how mad cow disease goes around, from feeding
cows, cow parts? Who needs a bunch of mad koi/goldfish? Our toes and
fingers would never be safe in the water again. ;o) ~ jan

See my ponds and filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Wet!~
Tri-Cities WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website
 




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