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Old 03-06-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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hey where can i buy seadragon online or sumthin i cant find them anywhere r they available anyone know any site or can sell me some thnxx
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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i think those are endangered species and you cant buy them are you talking about leafy sea dragons because if you are you cant buy those youd have to go to australia and catch one yourself even though its illegal lol
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Sea dragons are protected by Australian law. Obtaining them 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 the correct licenses to collect them. To date, no successful, closed cycle, captive-breeding program has occurred (ie getting a generation of captive-raised sea dragons to breed). Sea dragons have a specific level of protection under fisheries legislation federally and in most Australian states where they occur, such that it is illegal to take or export them without a permit.[citation needed]
They are very fragile and unstable outside their natural habitats. Success 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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i think those are endangered species and you cant buy them are you talking about leafy sea dragons because if you are you cant buy those youd have to go to australia and catch one yourself even though its illegal lol
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Sea dragons are protected by Australian law. Obtaining them 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 the correct licenses to collect them. To date, no successful, closed cycle, captive-breeding program has occurred (ie getting a generation of captive-raised sea dragons to breed). Sea dragons have a specific level of protection under fisheries legislation federally and in most Australian states where they occur, such that it is illegal to take or export them without a permit.[citation needed]
They are very fragile and unstable outside their natural habitats. Success 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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to what they said!

You can however take a look at them in the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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yea i knew they were endangered and stuff but i found some bootleg website i think saying i can adopt 1 for 40 dollars lol anyone know any other nice seahorses or something to keep for a nano i have a pair but i dunno hw to make them breed if u guys saw my other posts i finallymoved them to a small nano jus for them
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:20 AM   #6
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yea i knew they were endangered and stuff but i found some bootleg website
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:00 AM   #7
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yea i knew they were endangered and stuff but i found some bootleg website i think saying i can adopt 1 for 40 dollars lol anyone know any other nice seahorses or something to keep for a nano i have a pair but i dunno hw to make them breed if u guys saw my other posts i finallymoved them to a small nano jus for them
I would avoid sending payment to bootleg website engaging in illegal activity. Ethical dilemmas aside, and there are plenty of those i=with a endangered or at least protected species; it is a good way to get your identity stolen or your bank account drained. just some food for thougth
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if you knew they were indangered why would you be questioning them? why would you want them?did you think it was a cool topic to bring up? im just trying to understand where your coming from if you knew they were indangered...
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Old 03-07-2009, 09:18 PM   #9
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i want a sea dragon

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Hmmm.....

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meh, nevermind!
Good restraint Robb!
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I've learned my lessons. Besides, I don't think it takes any more than that for others to understand.
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But if your talking about Weedy's and not leafy's, they are about an $800-$2000 dollar fish depending on source and availablity. If you can afford the tank for them, the $800 is the cheap part. Weedy's are being CB by multiple sources in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. They do sell for a bit cheaper in Hong Kong, as low as $350 that I have read of.

They need a very large tank, with very thick glass or acrylic (an inch and a half or so) and cool waters. The upkeep on the tank is the expensive part.

I have seen them kept in a 450g tank in the back rooms of a public aquarium, but they were having problems with them. The weedy's grow large and get stressed if there fins are runnning into things. Given there mobility they need some room to manauvuer.

After you get past the tank cost and the fish cost they are pretty much the same as other seahorses. They can be readily trained to frozen foods.
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