fish 1 Switzerland About to Make Big Changes For Fish

Starting September 2008 Switzerland legislation is going to be enforcing some new guidelines to for fish owners.  Aquariums will no longer be allowed to be transparent on all sides, and any fish over 20cm will have to be housed in a tank/pond that meets the size restrictions that will be put into place. The new legislation also speaks of the importance of proper maintenance, and water quality, temperature, oxygen levels and salinity should be correct for the individual species being cared for.

Social Fish, to include goldfish, will no longer be able to be kept in a solitary habitat, but will require at least one friend. Forget about freezing your fishy friend or flushing it down the loo. From now on fish keepers will be required to stun the fish before killing it, using a non-prescription narcotic available to the general public.

To read this article in its entirety and see how the new legislation will effect anglers throughout Switzerland visit: http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=1671