KatFish Posted January 28, 2022 Share Posted January 28, 2022 I ended up down a rabbit hole yesterday, and it's been itching my brain ever since. How many hobbyists (here) keep rare/endangered fish in their tank, and help scientists with their work on breeding and keeping off the natural issue of the population dying? Now I know this is a curveball question, because how do you even do something like that? Frankly, I have no idea, I just stumbled across the idea from watching a video on various livebearer illnesses. Obviously, I won't be providing a link to the site where I ended up going down this rabbit hole- since it'd go against guidelines, but I can message it to anyone who is curious. I just thought that from this website, it was a neat discussion topic. Because, well- How many of us do it? Do you work with local schools/colleges/biologists on the studies of these animals? Do you sell these fish? Or donate them to those places above if you work with them? Do you find it harder than keeping a "regular" fish in the hobby? Do you find it easier? Do you feel a sense of purpose when working with these animals? What's the most challenging part of caring for these rare/endangered animals in general? for you? for anyone who doesn't have any rare fish: Would you be interested in doing so? Why or why not? Do you think it would be a good/fun "challenge" for yourself/family? (if you're fish hobby includes your family) Would you try to contact your local schools/biologists/colleges about your fish, and see if they'd be interested in having some (should they breed and produce fry)? What do you think would be the hardest part about working with these rare/endangered would be in general? for you? Anyway, those are my questions for the forum! Have a great day, and thanks for taking the time to read! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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