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So these particular Xenotoca Doadrioi may, for all I know, be completely gone to their home waters in Mexico. They are on the CARES list. I started with exactly 8 back before Christmas, 2020. Now... I just found more fry (note trophotaenia) probably dropped by this momma today Here’s a video. Gettin’ full in here! 😅
I'm going to start this entire thing by saying, I personally can't. I understand how some people can make a good case for keeping certain ones and do justice to the animal but it's really not for me. I have a friend who wants to add denison barbs to their 75g, however they're a species that is endangered due to the aquarium trade and it doesn't sit right with me keeping them in captivity. I guess the bonus question is, how reliably can people get captive-bred specimens? This feels like a really ethical gray area. I'm not trying to receive validation or virtue-signal here, I'm genuinely curious about the opinions of others on the topic. Environmental health is a really complicated subject and like with most things aquarium related, I like to receive as much information as possible and then draw my own conclusions.