- Jul 22, 2020
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- United Kingdom
I think there is no such a thing as sustainably caught. I feel this is a marketing stunt from the aquarium trade.So I just finished cycling my 55g tank that will be a mixed reef setup.
Dimensions are 36x24x15.
My main focus of this setup is to stock it with only captive bred or if necessary sustainably harvested fish and corals.
For example I do want some bangaii cardinals but am only willing to keep captive bred species as their numbers are suffering in the wild and are on the endangered species list.
So besides fish like clowns that are easily found captive bred. Can anyone recommend some other species to keep??
And as it's hard to find info online I'm also open to suggestions of fish that have populations in the wild that are thriving and are sourced responsibly and are fully regulated. For example if I could find some type of documentation showing that firefish numbers are doing very well in the wild and are regulated and sustainably sourced then I'd be willing to keep them.
Here's a list of fish that I'm interested in getting more info on and are on my stocking list:
-2 clown fish (captive bred)
- bengaii cardinal (captive bred)
- yellow damsel (captive bred)
-mandarin dragonet (captive bred or sustainably sourced if possible)
- firefish (captive bred or sustainably harvested)
- wrasse (captive bred or sustainably harvested)
- type of tang (yellow or tomini) that are captive bred or sustainably harvested.
-angel fish such as flame angels or coral beauty that are captive bred or sustainably harvested.
- types of gobies that are captive bred or sustainably harvested.
- types of blennies that are captive bred or sustainability harvested.
This is just a list of some of the fish I'm interested in but I prefer to source captive bred, if not some type of documented source where I know that they are a regulated fish that has a thriving population.
Any advice helps. Thx
it is not sustainable to take anything out of the wild and not putting it back.
there is no such a thing as sustainable fishing/ fish farming and catching