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Old 04-02-2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Leafy sea dragon?


Hey, has anyone ever heard of someone keeping a leafy sea dragon in a home aquarium? Are they legal to keep? Thanks
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Old 04-02-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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NO ,they are almost on the Endangered list.
Due to being protected by law, obtaining sea dragons is often an expensive and difficult process as they must be from captive bred stock, and exporters must prove their broodstock were caught before collecting restrictions went into effect, or that they had a license to collect dragons. To date, no successful, closed cycle, captive-breeding programme has occurred (i.e. getting a generation of captive-raised sea dragons to breed). Sea dragons have a specific level of protection under federal fisheries legislation as well as in most Australian states where they occur.
They are very fragile and unstable outside their natural habitat. Success in keeping them has been largely in the public aquarium sector, due to funding and knowledge that would not be available to the average aquarium enthusiast.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:19 PM   #3
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wow..so sad Now I have to look them up to see what kind of amzing creatures these are!
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:25 PM   #4
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Some things are not ment to be.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:40 PM   #5
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They have them at the ATL aquarium. I think thats where I have seen them. Very cool though.
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #6
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They are cool! seen them in public Aquarium and a LFS!(but sign said not for sale).
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #7
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There is a website that sells weedy sea dragons. They are very expensive though (3000.00).....
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:55 AM   #8
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The website is: river wonders search sea dragon
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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oceanpro aquatics carries them almost all the time. The one thing I love about that site is theyre located by my house so i can always do a will call pick up. oh they are 4850 but dont worry they take credit cards lol
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:55 PM   #10
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The Atlanta aquarium has a display of them....and they are the only thing there that they feed only LIVE food to. Excellent aquarium, i took the behind the scenes tour...pricey but well worth it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:48 AM   #11
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There's a really old video on youtube, a guy in hong kong had 2 that were 1.5 years old in captivity. He had it specially shipped
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