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Old 10-01-2003, 08:25 AM
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Check out this neat article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/01/nyregion/01PARA.html

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Old 10-01-2003, 07:30 PM
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Saw that too, pretty cool. Wonder if anyone collects those misguided fish since they are going to die anyway. If they are THIS lost, they are probably all male specimens.
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Old 10-01-2003, 10:20 PM
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Hard to believe this place is so close to us! I was thinking the same thing, the fish should be collected if they're going to die anyway.
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:00 PM
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When I lived in Brooklyn around late August or early September small Butterfly fish, Queen Triggers, French Angels and other smaller fish would appear in the LFS caught by drivers around the area. These fish would get swept up by the gulf stream in the summer months and when the water started to get colder the fish would slow down and make it easy for the drivers to catch them.
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Old 10-01-2003, 11:43 PM
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Mike,

Actually, there is a guy who maintains a tank somewhere near bay 8th with these caught fish - some people I work with have pictures of tangs in this area as well as those small butterfly fish - ironcially, they are not just brought here from the gulf, they hatch here too according to these divers. Who knows though, but it is still pretty kewl. I'll see if I can get my hands on some of the pics to share with everyone.

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It would be nice to see the pictures if the fish are very colorful. Except for the French Angel and Queen Trigger most of the fish that I saw was drab in color. The Queen Triggers were very large.
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we get all kinds of tropicals in the tanks out in the hamptons. I have a small butterfly in the 180 now that was caught in a killie trap. We've had angels, triggers and a few other carib fish over the years.
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You'd be surprised what's out there - I used to race with a guy on my team who worked for an Estuary (sp?) non-profit org and he specifically studied mollusks and their reintroduction back into the hudson and NY Bay area, including Jamaica bay - very interesting to talk to and listen to hear whats ACTUALLY out there in these water.

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House, you make it sound like there is alien life in them thar waters.

nessie, white whales etc.

I've been fishing out of the east end my whole life (34 years) and I have seen some bizarre things. the tropical fish have been coming here for years, more so now than before.
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My sister-in-law has a place out in Aqueboque (Suffolk County) and in the back by the bay there are snails & hermit crabs. On a whim, I picked up a few this summer and put them into my tank. I'll have to work on identifying what type they are but if they do the same job as the other snails & hermit crabs, why not use them!

Then we'd all have our own local critters that we can use in our tanks!!!

I'll try to take pictures of them and post it.
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