Originally Posted by snowflake311
When a fish is on the verg or Extinction should we be taking it and putting it in our tanks? Does this really help the wild population? How many breeders ship there fish back to Thailand to be released into the wild? Do they do that like a breeding program a Zoo would do? I guess as long as these fish end up in the hands of a very Experience fish keeper It's ok. But if they were collecting and selling them to just anyone EEEEKKK!
I understand that you want to keep the fish alive and the only way it might stay alive is in our safe aquariums. I am just torn I guess. Should we leave these fish alone in the wild? or collect them so we can them keep alive in captivity? could you breed with the intent of putting them back in the wild?
I don't know I am just kind of thinking and typing.
It's an amazing fish and I hope you do get many generations out of them.
They are being taken for fighters so, we save a life. Only the ones that survive the fights are released back and, they are wounded. And, they can fight them for an hour or more, so imagine what damage is done. Plus, their ecosystem is being lost. I watched a whole documentary on it by a photographer that wanted to learn about the big thing in fighting fish, and went over. The longer the fight, the more money is made. And, what is put back is losing it's ecosystem from builders. So, do I say it's kinder to leave them alone? No, cuz, I personally love the fish I take care of and would never want one hurt, so someone can make money on betting.