Freshwater Marine

By · Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Freshwater Marine

Aquarium There are several common freshwater fish are extinct or nearly extinct in the wild. Very often blamed for the harvesting of fish for the aquarium trade. My own research suggests that this is rarely the main cause.

I should clarify that statement. I'm talking specifically about freshwater fish, it is not marine species. The collectors of marine aquarium fish often use cyanide to knock out the fish so they can be collected. This is very harmful to fish, both collection and others in the immediate area. This practice is not used environmentally bad, so I could determine that for freshwater species.

The most common extinction is habitat destruction by human activities. Here are some examples.

The Guppy Endlers

The Guppy Poecilia Endlers wingei, also called the Endlers livebearer is located in an area of wetlands in Venezuela. This area is seriously threatened by a landfill garbage. The fish may already be extinct in the wild, or if some still exist, their survival is precarious. There are people who are being raised for the aquarium trade, but unfortunately, this is also threatened fish in captivity, both by blood and laying hybridize with the Guppy, Poecilia reticulata.

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow

White Cloud Mountain Minnow was believed extinct in the wild, but a small population surviving natives can be found a long way from the White Cloud Mountain, where most of the original population originated. The loss of this fish in your home area was caused by damage to the environment by humans rather than developing the collection, if this fish. This fish is being bred in the millions for the aquarium trade.

The Lake Eacham Rainbow Fish

The Lake Eacham Rainbow Fish was declared extinct in the wild. Predatory fish had been put into Lake Eacham and this beautiful fish is eaten. For a while the survival of this species depends on a small, began hastily breeding program using a few fish illegally taken from the lake by aquarists. The status of this fish was later upgraded to "critically endangered".

The Redtail Black Shark

The Redtail Black Shark, bicolor Epalzeorhynchos is extinct in the wild due to degradation of its habitat by human activity. It is extremely difficult to reproduce in the aquarium, but there is a big business and prosper in this fish. They are mainly bred in ponds in Thailand.

I was personally able to observe the Lake Eacham Rainbow Fish in the wild before its extinction. For more details, see:

To see Fact Sheets about all the fish named in this Article, See

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