Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Joost_, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Joost_

    Joost_ Guest

  2. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    those looks like some expensive fish.
  3. bmhair03

    bmhair03 Guest

    Why would they handle them like that . Wouldn't it stress them.
    But, Im not an expert.
  4. nudibranch

    nudibranch Guest

    Wow those are some beautiful fish.
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    It's a shame that 90% of them will be dead in a month!
    I hope I'm wrong
    Drool...or tears?
  6. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    I would think that most of these fish would go to collectors who do some serious QT and provide exceptional environment for the fish to live out their days. Of course some of the fish are delicate, ironically like the bluelines, and they checkout like flies but nowhere at 90%.
  7. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Ummm, drool is the easy answer, unless you think flushing tons of $$$$$$ down the toilet is a good idea, I'm sure from the collector to the eventual owner that is taken into consideration.

    Tears for common disposable fish that get killed by the truck load in our hobby with the notion that you can just buy another for $20.
  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    That blue spot jawfish is gorgeous.

    Probably one of the few fish that I'd buying on that page (from a tight fisted penny pincher perspective :D)
  9. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    And they have pictures of thumbnail darts on the same website! :bigsmile:

    I don't really support taking fish/corals from the wild. I'm not on a strike against buying anything wild-caught, but I think there are better choices. It would be awesome if everything was maricultured or grown/bred in facilities.
  10. Benaminh

    Benaminh Guest

    Mariculture is great, *sigh* but if only True Perculas and Clarkii Clowns looked half as good as the wild caught ones. I love the ORA dottybacks and can't wait to get me some of their pellet eating mandarins and psychedelic dragonettes.
  11. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I see CB clowns that blow the doors off of wild ones... its all about the feed and the broodstock.

    Do you have any clowns now? I've got a challenge for you if so :)
  12. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Oh man, so true

    this is for them

  13. Benaminh

    Benaminh Guest

    No clowns at the moment. What's CB and what challenge did you have in mind?
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    CB = captive bred (industry term for tank bred fish - mariculture in this hobby/trade solely applies to corals grown in the ocean)

    If you don't have clowns, no challenge for you :) You've got mail BTW :D

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