Perseverance will be key to expanding tropical fish aquaculture. Baensch recalls an experiment in which he started with 100 trigger fish, only to have their numbers dwindle to 12 overnight. "Everything was fine," he says, "until the fish started killing each other." Trigger fish, it turns out, grow up to be highly aggressive adults. But work in clown fish suggests that innate tendencies can be bred out during the domestication process—which can also lead to better pets. Back at his farm, Hansen shows me a tank filled with hundreds of clown fish. They would never school like this in the ocean, he says, adding: "Wild-caught fish come in skittish. They won't eat. They hide in a corner. My fish are used to the captive environment. They'll eat anything you throw at them. They're bulletproof."
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Tropical World Pets is a fish and reptile shop. We have a huge tank showroom and all the supplies, fish or livestock to make it unique to your personality and taste. Here at Tropical World Pets we believe in superior customer service, healthy livestock, and that everyone no matter their age can have fun in the pet store. We believe that anyone can sell you a tank or a reptile, our job is to make sure that you enjoy your purchase for many years to come. So if you are in the area, be sure to stop by and check us out, we'll be glad to help you.
Tropical World Pets is a fish and reptile shop
Royal Tropical is a full service specialty pet store specializing in freshwater fish and exotic birds. We offer a large assortment of products, as well as aquarium maintenance, bird boarding, and bird trimming.
33 reviews of Midway Tropical Fish & Pets "This is a great pet store
Have you always wanted to have a home aquarium stocked with dozens of colorful, fascinating fish? If so, we invite you to come check out Wet Pet Outlet, the premier tropical fish store in Hardin County, IA! Since 1993, our local, family-owned and operated business has served thousands of customers of all ages and helped to bring the beauty of tropical fish into homes, offices and other commercial establishments. If you don’t know where to start on your search for tropical fish, let our experts help you out!Before I knew any better, I used to beg my parents to buy me “pet” fish from pet stores. We’d bring them home and dump them into a probably-not-big-enough tank—and for some reason, we found joy in watching them swim in pitiful, endless circles.
Back then, it didn’t occur to me that there was anything wrong with condemning a tropical animal, who would swim freely in nature with no boundaries, to life in a 10-gallon glass prison. As it turns out, there is SO much wrong with it.