strongly support the use of aquacultured (tank-bred) fish in marine aquariums.
Taking specimens from the oceans adds another form a stress to environments
that are stressed enough. Yes, tank-bred (aka tank-raised, but not precisely
the same) livestock will cost more, but if you factor in that these fish have
a higher survival rates you may see it otherwise. A dead $15 fish is more
expensive than a live $45 one, no? Having a marine aquarium is not a cheap
hobby anyway, so get used to it. And do the world--and your tank--good and
seek out tank-bred. More information about aquaculture for specific species
is at Breeders
Registry. Also Wet
Web Media. The species of
fish below have been successfully tank-bred, and have links to a great site:FishBase.org.
I was not able to find a site that compiled this type of information already,
so here it is for what it's worth. If
you are certain of another tank-bred fish please let me know. Also, corrections