Are micro-chipped/certified Asian arowanas OK in the US?

Deedsta

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I seen some asian arowanas for sell in the US. And they are micro chipped and shipped with a certificate???
 

jwh

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Can't speak for the US as I don't live there. Here we see higher quality Asian aro's microchipped with a cites certificate, they are considered endangered and their trade is controlled. I think the lower graded aro's just come in with only a certificate. There are no restrictions on silvers.
 

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EVERY asian arowana ad in the US is BOGUS. I don't care if any seller states these aros come with CITES certification, are chipped, Come with a certificate of authenticity, or have an authorization declaration from the Pope. EVERY live asian arowana is ILLEGAL to possess, sell, trade, or transport within the USA and it's territories.

This is nearly a weekly topic. Believe me when I tell you that; should asian aros ever become legal in the US, MFK will post full-page flashing banner announcements about it. Until then, ...EVERY live aro ad in the USA is a scam or a sting.
 

krichardson

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Deedsta,did you see actual fish for sale or did you see some ads?
 

Deedsta

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EVERY asian arowana ad in the US is BOGUS. I don't care if any seller states these aros come with CITES certification, are chipped, Come with a certificate of authenticity, or have an authorization declaration from the Pope. EVERY live asian arowana is ILLEGAL to possess, sell, trade, or transport within the USA and it's territories.

This is nearly a weekly topic. Believe me when I tell you that; should asian aros ever become legal in the US, MFK will post full-page flashing banner announcements about it. Until then, ...EVERY live aro ad in the USA is a scam or a sting.
He also said he ships them with a city permit
 

krichardson

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He sent me pics of actual fish in stock
How do I know if it's fake?
Because if he really has them he knows that they are illegal and would not risk getting caught shipping any of them to you.Now,he can show you pphotos of anything he wants to but that does not mean that he actually has what is in the photos.
 
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krichardson

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I've read that it's legal to own one if you have a permit.
Incorrect,there is no permit that will be issued.
I suggest you read the information in the stickies at the top of the main page of the arowana subforum.
 
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