What is your Most desired fish if Hawaii Ban is lifted?

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I fully get that too. Personally, I'm more of a fan of many of the bristletooth tangs. The only wild fish we have in our Florida facility is a Yellow Eyed Kole tang We bought 8 years ago to help us out with some algae cleanup in our coral systems. It's hard to beat the juvenile coloration on a chevron too.
Absolutely! My LFS has a mature adult chevron in the display and there’s times I wish they ran whites in there as they’re gorgeous with their brightly coloured blue lines.
Gotta love a true Yellow Eye, they’re just gorgeous to watch.
 

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When I started the hobby the ban started and I watched all the Yellow Tangs dissapear in a couple months.
I'd always hoped it would reinforce captive breeding and we would see them again but I atleast haven't seen captive bred Yellow tangs for sale as of yet.
 

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When I started the hobby the ban started and I watched all the Yellow Tangs dissapear in a couple months.
I'd always hoped it would reinforce captive breeding and we would see them again but I atleast haven't seen captive bred Yellow tangs for sale as of yet.
They're almost always available directly on our website and we ship to over 200 stores throughout the US and currently ~30 countries internationally
 

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PLEASE . . . . This is not a political discussion or debate on the Hawaii Ban currently in place and going through legislation. That is still in process and will be updated as things progress accordingly.

Should there be positive outcome, What is the one fish you hope will be again accessible and you desire to purchase?
Many of us likely have two or more on their wish list. . . please pick the one main fish.

For me would be chevron Tang or additional group of yellow tangs
Chevron tang!
 

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The only one that I want which cant be secured through captive bred is a male crosshatch trigger. Hawaii/Christmas Island area.
 

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Im lucky to have 6 and for over 5 years now

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Beautiful tank!
 

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Hands Down,

Crosshatch Triggerfish. We used to get these in a few times a year at the LFS I worked at for $1200 a pair. They are now unobtainium since the ban even though they are not endemic to Hawaii. I think there are very few elsewhere.

I have always wanted a mated pair. It is one of the few triggers I would add to a reef tank.

$1200 a pair. That's the only reason the crosshatch isn't on my list. To each their own, but I just can't stomach putting that much money into something that could be easily killed by my own negligence, or even worse, to factors outside my control.

They're an absolutely stunning fish, though - if you can get over the price tag. :anguished-face:
 

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$1200 a pair. That's the only reason the crosshatch isn't on my list. To each their own, but I just can't stomach putting that much money into something that could be easily killed by my own negligence, or even worse, to factors outside my control.

They're an absolutely stunning fish, though - if you can get over the price tag. :anguished-face:
I used to be this way and then I started thinking I spend this much on a phone every 3 years. Why won't I spend this much on a fish that will last me over a decade? To each his own.

It would be much harder for me to spend this much on a coral. This may be that I am just more confident in fish care than coral care, but I think it is also the fact that I view my fish more as pets and my corals more as flowers in a garden. I just don't get the same emotional attachment to the corals.
 

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