Originally Posted by afilter
Not sure how to break the cycle. As long as the uneducated keep buying them they will continue to collect and sell.
So true! The best thing we can do, I guess, would be to try an educate people. But there are those people who don't want help or they think that they are soo good at fish keeping that they don't need to listen to other people and they can get whatever they want and it will do great for them...
The reason I posted this is because I saw two BEAUTIFUL feather stars at my lfs
yesterday. They where moving around trying to find a good flow, one was even on top of a clam, it was so cool. They where black and red. The lfs
ordered them because people requested them, but the people at the fish store also told the people that wanted them that the stars would die from starvation, even the huge state aquariums cannot replicate the environment where these stars will feed and be able to live for an extended period of time. But the people still wanted them.
Well they know what's going to happen but I guess they think they are better than scientists and others.