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Old 12-30-2003, 07:38 PM   #1
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Is it true that Germany has banned Angelfish?

I was looking up this book and came across this quote in the first review:

"These reason Marine Angelfish and Butterflies are left out of this book and also the subsequent volumes, is that this is a German book written in English and the government of Germany banned the importation of all Angelfish and Buterflyfish. There is no point talking about how great Angelfish are if you cannot get them wheer you live."

I would just like to know why if this is true and I'm having trouble finding info on Google.
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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Depends on the print date of the book. Used to be banned, have been allowed for the last 6 years.

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Although the German reefkeeping hobby suffered somewhat because of the prohibition of the importation of angelfish and butterflyfish in the '70s, '80s and '90s, we were still able to create excellent reef aquariums. At the beginning of this time period Peter Wilkens published his books about invertebrates in the marine aquarium and D. Stuber discovered the first Acropora coral (Acropora formosa), which we now know is relatively simple to cultivate in the aquairum. This marked the beginning of coral reef husbandry.Today, a marine tank that contains only fish is a rare sight in our country.
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Since 1997 we have been able to maintain angel- and butterflyfishes, although there is still little interest in these fish because they do not make good reef tank fish, with the exception of the Centropyge angels
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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Interesting... Thanks, Kevin! :]
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