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Kōkopu / Galaxiid Fish Earrings | Salvaged Bamboo Offcuts
Kōkopu / Galaxiid Fish Earrings | Salvaged Bamboo Offcuts
Kōkopu / Galaxiid Fish Earrings | Salvaged Bamboo Offcuts
Kōkopu / Galaxiid Fish Earrings | Salvaged Bamboo Offcuts

Kōkopu / Galaxiid Fish Earrings | Salvaged Bamboo Offcuts

Regular price
$28.00
Sale price
$28.00

One of this year's trends is FISH! So why not use the opportunity to celebrate our freshwater native fish, Kōkopu / Galaxiids?! 

Galaxiids are a scale-less bony fish that often grow no bigger than 150mm (exceptions include the Giant and Banded Kōkopu). Five of the 29 species in Aotearoa migrate between fresh and sea water in their lifecycle - the juveniles of these species are known collectively as 'Whitebait'. The other species live their entire lives in freshwater, with some species growing old in the exact same part of the river they were born!

Their main threats are habitat loss from land development and predation by trout and eels. Things you can do to help protect these cuties include:
- plant river banks with native plants
- carefully clean boating and fishing gear between waterways to destroy eggs of pest species.
- Never release pest fish into the wild – it’s illegal!
- Respect drains - they flower unfiltered to our rivers. 

Dimensions: feather 6.5cm long. Hypoallergenic (silver in colour). Stock is very limited due to the low supply of bamboo, so get in quick!

Made from salvaged bamboo offcuts in Christchurch, NZ by Remix Plastic. We always ship plastic free.

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