While I agree that WC cichlids can sometimes have nice colours in comparison to tank raised, WC cichlids are almost always smaller, and far more skittish than tank raised individuals. In the wild, they aren't fed a regular diet, and don't get the same nutrients that come in the high-quality fish foods we feed. They're also not as hardy, and are far more susceptible to otherwise minor parasites and diseases.zenobium said:4. Wild fish quality - Wild fish can sometimes be of spectacular quality because they have have been subject to selective pressures that captive fish are not. Wild caughts can therefore be larger, more colorful, have longer fins, and have more "personality" (good or bad) than their counterparts.
There is something about sunlight that brings out colors in fish like nothing else!ghostrebo said:wouldn't the domesticated fish be more colorful due to selected breeding and more tame
They have more genetic diversity, but they should never be assumed to be genetically "stronger"... inbreeding is NOT a bad thing and does NOT "weaken" a fish... that sort of thinking is based entirely on a huge oversimplification of how recessive genes work.ghostrebo said:i guess wild fish or F1 would be genetically "stronger" or "diverise" because the chances that they are inbreed would be slim to none.
1.) Any fish that has a rapid re-population rate can handle some harvesting. 2.) taking wild fish into captivity is not inherently wrongghostrebo said:so wouldn't having "wild" cichlids bad because that means they are taking fish from native country?
there is a conservation issue here as well. however, not as you might think.ghostrebo said:so wouldn't having "wild" cichlids bad because that means they are taking fish from native country?
creating a value=incentive to maintain habitat=species survival. :?PsYcHoTiC_MaDmAn said:a fair proportion of the population (I'm guessing, may be wrong) that live around areas of great biodiversity of fish are rather poor. so to them, whether or not a fish species becomes extinct is of less importance than ensuring they get enough food to survive. by creating a value on the fish, you are placing an incentive to maintain the habitat, ensuring the species survival.
It is not without precedent actually... there have been well documented cases where this was the exact case...lloyd said:creating a value=incentive to maintain habitat=species survival. :?
where can i get a pair of the sunglasses you have been wearing for the past decade?