BubblebreathDragon t1_j67i5t0 wrote

I see what you're trying to say but the invasive part is less of an issue if you caught it from the wild.

The bigger concern of releasing any fish into the wild - regardless of origin - is that you may be spreading disease/illness from your aquarium that can now infect other wildlife.

I can't speak for other states but I know in the state of Washington, it's illegal to catch from the wild as well as illegal to release them into the wild. Both for disease purposes as well as protecting local wildlife in general.