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Rick55555
07/26/2017, 08:06 PM
I have a question for those in the know.

Blue Zoo Aquatics is selling "[t]ank [r]aised" hippo tangs and yellow tangs. The caption provides that the fish "have been reared in captivity[.]"

Are these fish, to the best of your knowledge, tank raised such that they are born and bred in captivity as opposed to wild caught? I have taken the vendor at its word but after a quick (and admittedly cursory) internet search, it appears that raising hippo tangs in captivity was a relatively recent milestone, which has led me to question things.

Thanks,
Rick

WLachnit
07/26/2017, 08:09 PM
My understanding is that they are not bred in captivity.


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flfireman1
07/26/2017, 08:37 PM
Raised in captivity is not the same as bred in captivity. Raised means they were acquired very early on and raised from then on.


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