I wish the US would put a ban on importing dps. They’re now under vulnerable...

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I wish the US would put a ban on importing dps. They’re now under vulnerable...

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_pufferfish

The last time I checked, it was the level before vulnerable. It depresses me that they’re so over collected in the wild and most of them end up dying anyway due to ignorance or carelessness. 😢
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Instead of a complete ban perhaps a limit on how many could be imported yearly? In doing so it would open a new market for dwarf puffers thus providing incentive to people to breed them on a larger scale for the hobby. Correct me if I'm wrong with my thinking process.
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Re: I wish the US would put a ban on importing dps. They’re now under vulnerable...

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DPs are probably the most bred species of all puffers.
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Captive bred where? I’d love to own some but have never heard of anyone being able to keep babies
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hadla wrote: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:13 am Captive bred where? I’d love to own some but have never heard of anyone being able to keep babies
They are really easy to breed. I did it a few years ago and I'm not good with breeding anything other than snails. I would bet money some of the ones up for sale on eBay are tank raised.
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Actually, Petsmart had a breeding program for many years.
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Just did an eBay search, no current or completed listings say anything about being bred... and do you know for sure about petsmart? I had a manager try to tell me once that their land hermits are captive bred 🙄
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This claim of petsmart having done a breeding program for dwarf puffers interested me so I did some light research and I was able to turn up two results.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f1 ... 15078.html
Here in this thread there is a single comment made by our lovely Pufferpunk.
https://www.aquariacentral.com/forums/t ... sh.119228/
The last post on the page above and the next post on the next page briefly mentions Petsmart breeding dwarf puffers but besides this I could not find any more information regarding Petsmart having had a captive breeding program for dwarf puffers.
Pufferpnk, could you cite where you found your information if possible? I'd like to do a bit of reading into it.
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This was at least 15 years ago or longer. I remember PetSmart telling me so.
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Ahh, I was under the impression that Petsmart had wrote an article about their breeding program when they were doing it (as I assume it is no longer) and that is where you got your information from. It's a shame that it is not the case as that article could have provided valuable information and leads to other information.
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