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Old 08-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #71
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #72
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Ya that's what my lfs said too. 98-99% wild. Actually, I'd you look on LA, they charge more for tank raised and it specifically states tank raised f the fish are, and barely ANY are tank raised. It's very difficult to breed saltwater fish. You may be talking about freshwater??
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Ya that's what my lfs said too. 98-99% wild. Actually, I'd you look on LA, they charge more for tank raised and it specifically states tank raised f the fish are, and barely ANY are tank raised. It's very difficult to breed saltwater fish. You may be talking about freshwater??
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
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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.
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A few years ago there was a thread about a Netting program for the native fishermen in the Indo-Pacific region. Many folks here donated a few dollars to help buy nets and teach the local population how to safely catch fish for export instead of using cyanide or dynamite.

BUT, this thread has now strayed far from the topic of "Yellow Tang Requirements".

So, when I bought my yellow tang it was about 2". Two years later it is about 4 ˝" - 5". The growth rate the first year or two is rather rapid, then it slows down. Mine loves to dart in and out of the rock work as does the blue tang. The Sailfin is usually out front, but all three are grazers and all 3 race to my hand when I add fresh nori to the tank. Each takes their turn picking at the nori, and squabbling over the piece that breaks off. Sometimes it's cartoon like when 2 of them grab opposite ends and eat toward the middle <g>, till one of them breaks it off and swims in another direction. They are very entertaining and enjoyable to watch.
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