i live in pennsylvania. i bought him and i think he was captive bred because he is pretty young and i bought him in the winter so it isnt logical that he was wild caught. yes i can never keep the stupid fish alive and in one day there were 8 dead ones out of 12. dunno why but they ALWAYS die like that. so after he started eating i threw a dead one in the lagoon and i went back up about 10 minutes later and it was gone. i havent seen him strike at the fish yet though i have only ever seen him swallow them. sorry i dont have any pics on the computer yet though. but i will try.