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I was somewhat involved in a heated debate regarding cardinal tetras during this years' Ohio Cichlid Extravaganza in November. (Yes! a tetra debate at a cichlid convention!) The debate was, are wild caught or pond reared cardinal tetras better for the environment and the hobby?

As it turns out, buying wild caught cardinals is not only sustainable, it is also beneficial to the fish's natural environment. The fish's habitat is important to preserve due to the fish in the rivers. If the fish were no longer important and beneficial to the native people, nor would the fish's environment and therefore the forests and river systems.

Just thought this would peak the interest of some of the members of the forum. It's an interesting story to me because you would think that aquaculturing fish would be the best thing.

Here's a link to the information and a very good fish magazine:
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/pfk/pages/item.php?news=1935

What do you guys think?
 

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I think some local stores have the option of getting in pond raised cardinals. At least where I live.
 
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