WADING INTO WEIRD WATERS Volume 10, Number 3
These tiny little characins with iridescent blue bellies recently made their way to the US from Peru, but their species identity is in question at this time. Learn more about them in the forthcoming May/June 2021 issue of AMAZONAS Magazine!
Invasive zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) have now been confirmed as contaminants in marimo moss balls in at least 12 states. It appears that contaminated marimo balls were imported from Ukraine, and distributed to pet shops nationwide.
Stopping the spread of the invasive zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, may no longer just be a concern for boaters and fishermen. The culprit? Marimo moss balls…
New federal legislation before Congress would change the US Endangered Species Act to end the practice of listing species that are not native to the United States. This would, according to some observers in the aquarium trade, help eliminate problems with captive-bred fishes from becoming entangled in ESA regulations.