Fascinating. The great fear of Alien Invaders strikes again.Emma Turner wrote:Here's the article from the PFK website: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/p ... p?news=958
Further down the article, there is a list of affected species.
I guess the solution is to breed them locally. Misgurnis can surely be released into the Thames river, and it would be real fun to release some Leptobotia as well.... A Win-win situation: a more versatile ecology and job opportunities for the fish catchers..., why pay the Asian exporters for what can be done domestically?
But what makes them so sure that no Pleco can survive in the wild? Some seem to do quite well in coldwater tanks.... Perhaps someone should mention this to CEFAS.
Hmmm... your forthcoming East Coast branch will not have these restrictions. Something to think about