Amazing Hippo tang video

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  1. OurCoralReef

    OurCoralReef Guest

    Hand Collecting Pacific Blue Tang - Hippo tang - Dory from the Ocean to Your aquarium

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  2. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Great video. Learned a lot. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. OurCoralReef

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    I have never seen the fish from ocean to our tanks and its really interesting to see how they catch it and how its passed from person to person until we get it
  4. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    The dynamiting portion was sad. I was hopeful to watch how they raise the blue tangs from fry to juveniles, and pass them to us. Hopefully it’s a practice that can grow.

    Also, the idea of an inexpensive trace cyanide tester seems like a great idea. I wonder if one exists already or how hard it would be to make?

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  5. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I was diving in Sipadan Island about 25 years ago and saw the devastation in person. Very sad to see whole swaths of dead coral.

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    BAYMAC Guest

    In the past (Rubec's test) part of the problem is you're not testing for cyanide but rather what it breaks down into. False positives are an issue as there are other sources of the what is being tested for. Its also gone in a couple weeks, so field collection can hold it till the trace is mathematically gone. If you want to know more, google Dr Peter Rubec or Dr Andrew Rhyne. Dr Rubec, along with IMA, developed a cyanide test years ago that PI actually had in place, but, the exporters were allowed to pick and choose what they submitted for testing, so they chose non target species or ones they knew were net collected. Years ago I had reams of the certificates from imports. A vast majority were non target species.

    Here's a couple links
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  7. Iris

    Iris Guest

    Great video!

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  8. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Very interesting and informative, thank you!

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  9. OurCoralReef

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    Share it
    The more people know how the fish are handled the more awareness we can bring to those areas, the fishermen need to know the fish are more valuable when the reef is kept and a blown up reef equals little to no money

    i love the larvae project and we are breeding them now
  10. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    I spent a better part of 20 years on the net collection subject, and just as long with supporting MO breeders. What it really boils down to now is industry pushing for it. The exporters know full well its cheaper and more sustainable to use nets then drugs or destructive techniques. In most cases, they or the middlemen are the CN suppliers, divers aren't just stumbling onto it themselves. Clean your own house or someone else will has been my mantra for years.
  11. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    BAR should have you do a talk on that and your industry experiences!
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  12. OurCoralReef

    OurCoralReef Guest

    Thats sad
    but we do see the industry changing we don’t see as many animals caught using cyanide and almost everything is being bred from tangs to angels
    Personally i feel its awareness that contributes to this

    I would very interested in hearing you speak of your experiences

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