Originally Posted by danbstrong
Let me clarify i guess what i was meaning are fish farms which is a confined area in the ocean near reefs where the fish are farmed and raised in controlled invironment these fish are not poised with cyanide like wild caught ones are and most are tank raised from that point and ill see if i can find this article of actual captive breed fish theres way more than you think
Not to say it doesn't happen- but it's illegal to catch fish using the cyanide mixture. Many countries are testing for it now as well on imports.
The majority of fish found in the saltwater aquariums are in fact tank raised.
Main tank raised I can think of are clowns, cardinals, seahorses, mandarins, some gobies, some triggers, and some dottyback. Still a long way from being a majority. Also- most lfs
sell wild caught because many of the companies that are raising fry are retailers and no retailer is willing to buy from another retailer to jack up the price and make a profit when the customer can buy from the original retailer.