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post #1 of 8 Old 05-21-2007, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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I read in Practical Fishkeeping that these wee fishes will be extinct in the wild in only a few years time unless we stop importing them. :(

Perhaps the only way we can stop this happening is by boycotting buying them.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-21-2007, 06:35 PM
Those are beautiful little fish, aren't they? I wish I could breed some.
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Those are beautiful little fish, aren't they? I wish I could breed some.
Yep, really pretty patterns. I think there should be some form of regulations on taking fish from the wild for the pet trade so things like this can't happen.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-22-2007, 03:48 AM
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The situation on the wild is not as bad as first thought, although we have still managed to take a huge dent out if the wild stock.

A couple of people here and there boycotting them will not affect this imo, a more proactive approach would be to encourage a LFS that carries them to try and start breeding them in shop and sell those fry, or buy the lfs stock and set up a nano for them. Soft, fairly cool (by tropical standards) water with lots of moss and breeding at home should be very achievable (see PFK online for spawning reports)

there's a storm a coming........
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-30-2007, 07:37 PM
They are no longer Rasboras but have been redesignated as a danio.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-30-2007, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I think it is a good idea to breed them, and would save them going extinct, but I still think making such a mark on wild stock is a terrible shame.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-02-2007, 04:39 PM
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They are no longer Rasboras. Their new name is Celestial Pearl Danio (from TFH). I have read that some people have already started breeding these fish. I hope the breeding farms would be able to breed a huge stock so we can all have some for out home aquariums.

Fish are the best animals!!
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-04-2007, 10:22 PM
Currently have 3 breeding colonies of these beauties. They seam to like neutral water conditions and no heater. Can't get much easier than that.
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