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Aquarium Owners
Water gardeners, pond and aquarium owners have a number of responsibilities, including:
taking good care of the species that they keep
ensuring their artificial water environment stays isolated from the outside environment
when necessary, disposing of the fish or plants from that environment in a safe and humane manner
Do not dispose of plants and fish from aquariums and ponds into an Alberta stream, lake or river system. Releasing them disrupts the natural balance of Albertaís ecosystems, and ultimately results in biodiversity loss.
For example, koi and goldfish released from ponds and aquariums can survive Albertaís climate and grow to be very large. They have no natural predators in Alberta and will out-compete native species for resources.
It is illegal to release live fish into Albertaís lakes or rivers. Fines can be up to $100,000.
If you are no longer able to care for a fish from your pond or aquarium, do not release it into a lake or river. Try:
Contacting the retailer for advice, or for a possible return
Giving it to another aquarium or pond owner
Donating it to a local aquarium society or school
Talking to a veterinarian about humane disposal
Aquarium Owners
Water gardeners, pond and aquarium owners have a number of responsibilities, including:
taking good care of the species that they keep
ensuring their artificial water environment stays isolated from the outside environment
when necessary, disposing of the fish or plants from that environment in a safe and humane manner
Do not dispose of plants and fish from aquariums and ponds into an Alberta stream, lake or river system. Releasing them disrupts the natural balance of Albertaís ecosystems, and ultimately results in biodiversity loss.
For example, koi and goldfish released from ponds and aquariums can survive Albertaís climate and grow to be very large. They have no natural predators in Alberta and will out-compete native species for resources.
It is illegal to release live fish into Albertaís lakes or rivers. Fines can be up to $100,000.
If you are no longer able to care for a fish from your pond or aquarium, do not release it into a lake or river. Try:
Contacting the retailer for advice, or for a possible return
Giving it to another aquarium or pond owner
Donating it to a local aquarium society or school
Talking to a veterinarian about humane disposal

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