Oriental Weatherloach... another link

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Subject: Oriental Weatherloach... another link
From: Con Boekel <>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:54:53 +0000

This link provides, in turn, a link to some interesting footage of an Oriental Weather Loach in an aquarium:

IMO, one of the reasons for their very rapid spread was that they were attractive as live bait for rec fishers: plenty of wriggling on the hook, tough enough to transport and survive. I imagine that left over bait fish were sometimes released. The irony is that they are, inter alia, fish egg eaters...

Live bait fishing is now banned, I believe, in NSW and Victoria. I am not sure about regs in other states.

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