1. They won't be tropical.Does anyone know any water body in MA that contain tropical aquarium fishes that can be legally collect?
You can keep MA natives without a chiller. Some US native fish range from Canada all the way down to FL, and can be kept year-round without a chiller. Just avoid using a heater.Tropical fish need tropical weather. You won't really find any tropical looking fish in New England, and tropical fish will not survive the winter months even if they were dropped in ponds, lakes, etc. You also will not really be able to keep fish native to MA if you don't own a chiller. It can be done, however.
What you heard was probably related to salt water fish, and even then, same rules apply.
This is true, and some fish we consider tropical actually come from climates very much like our own. The term "tropical" aquarium fish is actually quite generic. For example, White Cloud Mountain Minnows actually come from very cool streams in a very temperate climate. However, they are considered "tropical" fish. In fact, they are just exotic.I read somewhere that recently divers collected quite a few species that aren't native in MA in MA waters. Most are held at New England Aquarium. What I meant are fishes that look some other color rather than gray.
They might not have established there. However, there have been confirmed sightings according to the USGS, so there is proof that people are carelessly releasing exotic fish into our native waters.I didnt realize there's oscars in MA never caught any. I dont see anyone fishing at charles river though, wondering if its allow.
Fishing is very much allowed on the Charles, and it actually contains some really large fish--pike, bass etc. The upper stretches through Milford, Franklin, Medway, Millis, etc has some good trout water, and the state stocks it each year with trout.I didnt realize there's oscars in MA never caught any. I dont see anyone fishing at charles river though, wondering if its allow.