Originally Posted by Sarcothelia
Where does it say whether it was wild or not...Could be captive bred for all you know. And either way, there are a lot of things in much more danger than tangs, IE SPS
There are no captive bred yellow tangs. Researchers just got a handful of larvae to the 14 day stage last month. Breeding/raising them in commercial numbers is still years away, if at all possible.
Collecting is decimating Hawaii's fish populations, and several species that were once commonly seen are now rare. It's just not ok to harm wildlife (populations and individuals) for a hobby. Stick to captive bred only and the worlds reefs will be much better off.