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Old 02/15/2020, 08:48 PM   #1
Hypsophrys
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Aqiarium hobby as coral reef species conservation

Does anyone ever talk about the fact that many reef species will live on in our hobby long after going extinct in the wild?

I think that's a powerful alternative perspective -- vs our hobby being a purely destructive force (as opposed to, you know, ocean warming and acidification).


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Old 02/23/2020, 01:54 AM   #2
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Well, it doesn't matter much to keep corals alive in tanks unless you maintain the knowledge where the particular coral strains originated from.
The same goes for fish bred in captivity.
What would be required is an organization to organize the propagation efforts and track who has which species from which regions. It would also be required to maintain and propagate species that are not popular.


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