Galaxy rasbora under threat
Galaxy rasbora under threat - Just six months since its discovery, the soon-to-be-described Galaxy rasbora (Celestichthys margaritatus), is facing the threat of being wiped out by the aquarium trade, a distributor has warned.
The brightly coloured cyprinid from Myanmar, which was first introduced into the hobby in September 2006, has been collected so heavily that catches of the species are down to just a few dozen fish per day.
AquariCORP's Kamphol Udomritthiruj, who introduced the species to the hobby, announced on Petfrd.com that a recent trip to the species' habitat had revealed that the new species was already under threat.
This is sad statement on the aquarium fish trade, hopefully more responsible aquarists will read this and make sure to only purchase tank raised specimens of this or any other at risk fish. For more current information, please follow the link at the top of the page.
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