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Why I Will Never Keep Saltwater Aquarium Fish I have nothing against saltwater aquarium fish – in fact, I quite admire the...
Depleting The World's Oceans Scientific studies of the world's oceans are getting grimmer with each new report.  The seemi...
Freshwater fish Have you ever stopped to think where the fish in pet stores come from?  For most freshwater fish, they com...
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Why I Will Never Keep Saltwater Aquarium Fish

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  2. 2. Why I Will Never Keep Saltwater Aquarium Fish I have nothing against saltwater aquarium fish – in fact, I quite admire them. They are incredibly beautiful and awe inspiring. Learning about saltwater aquarium fish is a little like learning about life on another planet, as their way of life is so incredibly different from ours. Their fascinating behaviors, as well as their beauty have made them increasingly popular among aquarists. But you won’t catch me keeping them as pets.
  3. 3. Depleting The World's Oceans Scientific studies of the world's oceans are getting grimmer with each new report. The seemingly impossible is happening – the seas are running out of fish. Although most of these disappearing fish stocks are due to commercial fishing and pollution, for some species, the culprit has been the pet fish trade.
  4. 4. Freshwater fish Have you ever stopped to think where the fish in pet stores come from? For most freshwater fish, they come from captive-bred stocks that have lived all of their lives in tanks or other man-made environments that they have grown used to. All types of aquarium goldfish are all domesticated fish, for example.
  5. 5. Artificial environments But this is not the case for saltwater aquarium fish that enter the pet trade. They have captured as babies or as adults from the ocean, slapped in a bucket and then shipped thousands of miles to live in artificial environments that usually cannot keep their tank water healthy enough for them to survive. Over 50% of all ocean-captured fish die before reaching the pet store. And that's even before they're sold to people who might not have a clue as to how to take care of them.
  6. 6. And Then, The Money Factor Although the filtration and water circulation systems have greatly improved for the keeping of saltwater fish in the last dozen or so years, one other important factor keeps me from ever keeping saltwater aquarium fish – money. A common baby goldfish averages about fifteen cents (US), while a clown fish costs hundreds of dollars. And that's just for the fish.
  7. 7. Saltwater aquarium fish Saltwater aquarium fish need a large investment of your time, energy and especially your money. You need specialized food, water chemistry sets, filters, sump pumps, overflow boxes and water chillers (as opposed to water heaters). Because not much is known about the proper care and feeding of saltwater fish, you need to do a lot of personal research and experimentation on your own time in order to try and keep even one of these fish alive.
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