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Old 01/11/2008, 06:33 PM
poo-tang poo-tang is offline
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Banggai Cardinalfish

just heard( from a LFS owner) that this fish will soon be red-listed...put on the endanged species list. within the next 6 months. He presumably got this information from his wholesaler. i do not know if this is where he got this information. I know this fish is being breed in captivity but the cost is like 3X...that is his cost. can anyone confirm or deny this claim?

also the price differance is 40 dollars and i would like 3 of them. i don't want to help drive the species extinct but that is a savings of 120 dollars and this guy always has like 10 in his tanks. what would you do?
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:25 PM
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i just got one for $25 at my lfs and they had like 6 in there
i dont know if the price is going up but i think it willl becuase they mite be put on the endangered list

i woulnt spend 120 on them, id buy some cool fish and corals instead
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Old 01/11/2008, 10:48 PM
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Banggai is already on red list. See below

I knew someone had posted this news before but I wants to keep reminding people about this:

IUCN RED LIST
http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/gallery2007#home5

Banggai Cardinalfish heavily exploited by aquarium trade
http://www.iucn.org/en/news/archive..._pr_redlist.htm
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:10 PM
msu spartan msu spartan is offline
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so in a couple months it will cost alot more, to sell to local ppl
but no more in lfs probably

they shouldnt b in pet shops anymore
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:18 PM
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Holy crap I better pick up the 4 at my LFS he just got them in and they're only 12.99 each.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:25 PM
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Those links don't go anywhere.
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:46 PM
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So why will the price of wild caught banggai change?????????
the RED list is nothing but a recommendation that the animal is in trouble. Its not a limit or embargo against collection. The CITES II protection that was proposed early last year-failed.

Now my hope and dream is that w/ the red listing of this fish that the wild harvest will stop, but its about $ and cents, it won't
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Old 01/11/2008, 11:55 PM
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okay so this is bad news for my morals, although those links did not work so i am awaiting proof, it sounds by buying wild caught specimens i am promoting the over collection of these animals, that are obviously only collected for the ornamental community, DOTZ don't support the collection of these animals!
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:59 AM
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ORA is breeding them:

http://www.orafarm.com/cardinalfish.html
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