Originally Posted by newbie_dave
Is the cac wild and the agassizii tank bred? The cac is really cool but surely they should be left in the wild is the temperament different? I had a convo at work with a couple of the fellas about wild and tank bred because we got on talking about tangs being put in small tanks and the arguement was they wouldn't know any different because they have always been in a tank even though in the wild they would need open water fish
Yes the aggies are a tank strain and the cacs are the wild form. The temperments are the same and if they could make the decision, I'm sure they would choose life in a tank over the cruelty of nature, with all of the predators, competition for food/ territory and unsavory water conditions during the dry season. Even in the wild apistos only occupy small territories, even though the water they come from may be quite large at times there are lots of them in the water all claiming their own chunk. Male apistos in the wild usually don't claim more than a sq yard of territory anyway and he can fit quite a few females in that space.
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