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i dont have one nor will i because of my mom until i have my own house but is it true they grow to 6 inch. whats the min tank size. and the care for them...hmm i look around and look up rainbow snakehead for sale muhaha. if i have to i will do this for one but dont you need a permit or can you just keep one with no government crap

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Re: rainbow snake head

They are a dwarf snakehead growing to aprox. 8 inches.Much smaller than most of the snakeheads.All snakeheads are illegal in the US and National Geographic is having ashow on in the next week to explain why.They have NO predators in our waters and are becoming a major problem.
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This is some info on them.
this guy said he got licensed to keep them.It really seemed like a bad thing happening right in front of us all.
https://www.aquariumforum.com/f2/snak...ate-65665.html
and this is a link to another of his threads to explain even when licensed what a BAD idea these fish are.
https://www.aquariumforum.com/f2/sad-...ght-42952.html
I had a red snakehead back in the 1980's.In a 135 g tank he and his other predatory fish friends ate 200 of the largest goldfishautolinker.com autolinking image I could get EVERY WEEK!




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Re: rainbow snake head

yeah i knew they were illegal but i was just hoping aww......

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Sux that all the cool fish are illegal lol!
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i know right i was only gonna use them to take over the world ha ha

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Re: rainbow snake head

Which they would gladly do, if left to their own devices Some fishes are simply better off left to nature.
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hmmmm...... if they were saltwaterautolinker.com autolinking image then no problem right shark food!

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Re: rainbow snake head

There is really no problem with any species of fish if they are left in their native habitat.

Nature has her way of controlling things, and that particular species was chosen by nature to be in a particular place for a particular reason.

The problem starts when humans decide to alter that. Then, that species is obtained by a less than responsible hobbyist, that keeps it until its too big, too mean, too expensive to feed, whatever, and releases it and a mate into the local waterway.
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no no i meant with predators cuz they dont have any. but then again its us people who rule the world and then screw up the world so it balances out kinda if you think about it.but i like the way you put it about stupid people with fish like oscars it makes me want to shove the people in a fish tank for theie whole life and when they get out taser them. sorry if that was too violent i have anger issues when i think about that subject.

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Re: rainbow snake head

All snakeheads are a huge problem in tanks. Unfortunately, by the time the conservation folks in FL realized what they were dealing with it was way too late. These things have destroyed wide areas of native wildlife and should never leave asia where they belong.
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All snakeheads are a huge problem in tanks. Unfortunately, by the time the conservation folks in FL realized what they were dealing with it was way too late. These things have destroyed wide areas of native wildlife and should never leave asia where they belong.
Ah, too bad its' hard to get people to eat them. They were brought here as food in the first place. Maybe fried snakehead after some nice lionfish sashimi, LOL.
(I hear they actually do taste quite nice)

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Re: rainbow snake head

i actually do not believe in the act of eating fish. i live by this motto,fish are friends not food!

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So are cows and chickens, but who passes on a good steak ?? or Chick-fil-A ?
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i actually do not believe in the act of eating fish. i live by this motto fish are friends not food!
I understand that. I don't eat fish because I just flat out don't like the taste/texture. But it is a way to control invasive species, lol

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Re: rainbow snake head

I'll eat "gordons/mrs.pauls" fish sticks or whatevers?I'm not all hip to "gourmet fish" and sushi will be in" another world' for sure!I love a good burger,so mooooo...ve over,but I think Kehy nailed it.just like recycling things that don't detirorate(use it again Sam),I really think there are enough people who do eat fish to solve more than 1 world eco problem at "DINNER TIME"!
Before they became popular to americans (and whoever) the celestial pearl danio(CPD) was/is a major food source where it is collected!It would take thousnads of CPD to eaqual 1 snakehead in weight for food!YUM!!!



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I'll eat "gordons/mrs.pauls" fish sticks or whatevers?I'm not all hip to "gourmet fish" and sushi will be in" another world' for sure!I love a good burger,so mooooo...ve over,but I think Kehy nailed it.just like recycling things that don't detirorate(use it again Sam),I really think there are enough people who do eat fish to solve more than 1 world eco problem at "DINNER TIME"!
Before they became popular to americans (and whoever) the celestial pearl danio(CPD) was/is a major food source where it is collected!It would take thousnads of CPD to eaqual 1 snakehead in weight for food!YUM!!!
Dwarf gouramis and larger species are still a valuable food source in SE Asia. The carp that invade US waterways (and then go flying and hit someone in the head) sell for quite a bit overseas. Catfish are universally seen as a valuable food source since many can live out of the water for hours and so the meat will stay freshautolinker.com autolinking image (same deal with snakeheads). African cichlids are heavily fished as a group of food species (and farmed as tilapia). Piranha and pacu are a convenient and easy to harvest food in South America. Lionfish are a delicacy in Asia. People around the world eat small freshwaterautolinker.com autolinking image shrimp.

A lot of the species that we keep as pet fish are used for food around the world. I wonder how many people we could feed if we fed the invasive species to the hungry?

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