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Old 12/29/2017, 10:45 PM   #5
ca1ore
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Originally Posted by Tripod1404 View Post
If that happens, we will continue to have alive specimens in captivity, but those spices would most likely be extinct in wild.

Corals can be kept this way for a very long time. But such a fish will be extinct in captivity as well in 10-20 years.
My thoughts exactly. My son just did a class project on the Thylacene (Tasmanian Tiger) that became extinct in the wild but individuals survived in zoos. Not adequate breeding populations to reintroduce to the wild.


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Got back into the hobby ..... planned to keep it simple ..... yeah, right ..... clearly I need a new plan! Pet peeve: anemones host clowns; clowns do not host anemones!

Current Tank Info: 450 Reef; 120 refugium; 60 Frag Tank, 30 Introduction tank; multiple QTs
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