Unfortunately, cyanide is still being used in the Phillipines and other parts of the country. The sad part is that most of the fish collected don't even make it to the lfs
. The ones that do usually perish rather quickly. Even the hardy ones may last a month or two, then die mysteriously. It is outrageous to know how these speciments are captured so carelessly.
I am with QS when it comes to getting tank raised specimens, or if you have a lfs
that specializes in sw
fish they seem to be pretty good. It doesn't hurt to ask the manager of the lfs
where his fish are imported from.
I have heard that Bi-color Angels are very challenging to keep, even for the most experienced levels.