Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

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Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

Postby Ahab's Foot » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:26 pm

It may be the dead of winter, with overnight lows plummeting below freezeing in Hot Springs, South Dakota, but State fisheries biologists in South Dakota are blaming irresponsible aquarium hobbyists for introducing a population of Jack Dempsey cichlids, Rocia octofasciatus, in the Fall River. http://www.reef2rainforest.com/2013/01/16/feral-jack-dempsey-population-established-in-south-dakota-river/


It's not some epic evolutionary leap. A hot springs keeps the river at 70.
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Re: Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

Postby Ted » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:06 am

That's really interesting. The most troubling part of that article was the reference to "growing outcry". Irresponsible people affecting the direction of the hobby.
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Re: Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

Postby ~RuSh~ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:26 am

That's it, I'm going fishing in SD...
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Re: Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

Postby Kmuda » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:48 pm

How come we can't get a non-native Discus population established somewhere nearby where I could go catch them?
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Re: Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

Postby ~RuSh~ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:58 pm

Lol, some non native electric blue Jack Dempseys.
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Re: Wild Jack Dempseys In South Dakota River

Postby Kmuda » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:05 pm

I'm sure the outflow from the Nuclear reactor on Lake Dardanelle will keep that entire section of the cove in the 80's. I wonder if someone has released some Discus in the area. The natural habitat combined with nuclear run off should make for some interesting, perhaps even glow in the dark, discus. :mrgreen:
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