Man Gets Caught Smuggling Arowanas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DRock914, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    Saw this article in the newspaper today and thought I'd share it with everyone.  
     
  2. steed1172

    steed1172 Well Known Member Member

    lol!... atleast he has taste :p
     
  3. speed0factory

    speed0factory Valued Member Member

    poor fishes 16 of them died in federal custody, please train the Policemen to look after the fishes, before puting them in federal custody. haha:D
    and you are right he got the taste.
     
  4. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    The things we do for fish just amaze me somtimes

    Great article though :)
     
  5. t

    thorpbrian Valued Member Member

    This makes me laugh at the fact that more than one of my LFS' openly sell arowana.
     
  6. OP
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    DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    Not all Arowanas are illegal. The silver arowanas I believe are the Australian ones. The Asian Arowana is on the endangered species list and I think that is why that specific one is illegal. The guy was not smuggling the fish for himself most likely. He can sell them for $5,000 - 8,000 each.
     
  7. cronic949153d

    cronic949153d New Member Member

    they survived in a ssuitcase but not r goverment haha
    silver's from the amazon r fairly aivable at about 80 bucks a piece
    red and gold and the other asia ones r more expensive and r tagged and certifacate
    and very expensive
     




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