Ethical Fishkeeping

Ambassadors of the Deep
Ambassadors of the Deep
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Betta Vases
Betta Vases
Here are some of my thoughts against betta vases, please feel free to let me know if you have them? Like them? Or even despise them as I d...
Considerations When Buying Wild Reef Fish
Considerations When Buying Wild Reef Fish
A lot of people want to make a lot of money by capturing marine fish in the fastest possible time often without regard to their good healt...
Dyed Corals
Dyed Corals
This has to rate at the very top of all the unethical practices found in fish keeping. There simply is no excuse for any...
Dyed Fish
Dyed Fish
Of all the things people do make money from fish this one has to be amongst the worst. It started with Indian Glassfish,...
Ethical Considerations While Cycling an Aquarium
Ethical Considerations While Cycling an Aquarium
Introduction Filters have to be matured there is no getting around that, because fish excrete Ammonia and Ammonia is ...
Fancy Goldfish: What to Avoid
Fancy Goldfish: What to Avoid
First of all I have to confess I do like most Fancy Goldfish but there are a couple of issues with them that I am person...
Problems with Micro Tanks
Problems with Micro Tanks
Ever notice that the world has picked up the motto "Smaller is better!" Nowadays it seems that everything we t...
Releasing Non-Native Fish
Releasing Non-Native Fish
This has little to do with the trade and is all down to irresponsible hobbyist. Who either having become fed up with the...
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About Ethical Fishkeeping

This will probably be the most controversial section on this site, but it is important to consider certain aspects of fish keeping and whether you are willing to either help stamp out some of the bad practices or support them even if unwittingly.
The pet fish trade like any other is lead by money. And some people in the trade are only interested in the money side of things and are not to bothered if they cause some cruelty if it makes more money. Quite often the purchaser isn't aware of the full story and buys these fish which then encourages the practice to continue.
It isn't my intention to create a balanced argument but merely to expose bad practices both within the fish trade and within the hobby and leave it up to you the individual to decide having been told the whole story. All the various types of fish keeping are in this section.
The best way to avoid making a bad choice is to research before you buy any fish or any other livestock. This advice cannot be over stressed.