05-08-2007, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by usmc121581
Originally Posted by Ramirezi160
There's a book you can find in .pdf format on Google called From Oceans to Aquariums
. It discusses the process of taking fish from their native habitats to the pet store we buy them from. Between 1997 and 2002, over 86,000 cleaner wrasses were imported worldwide. From working in a pet store, I can tell you that less than half of the cleaner wrasses we see survive.
Here's the link: http://www.ourplanet.com/wcmc/pdfs/aquarium.pdf
I think anyone who gets involved in the hobby should take a look at this.
I also work in a LFS and most of our wrasses survive. But if you knew how they caught clown fishes over seas you would not recommend thoughs either.
if anyone knew what they did to catch fish alot of people woldnt buy them. we take alot of fish from the ocean, thats why i only like serious fishkeepers to keep them. if they are serious there are more surviving. it would be a shame to have some beautifull species go extinct because of human arrogance.