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Ed Street writes:
> Uhm, if someone collects plants from the amazon that has the same plant
> in there aquarium then WHY would they want to do that? that would just
> help encourage destruction of the ecosystem.
Then maybe we should start a worldwide lobbying campaign to make the keeping
of tropical species of plants or animals illegal. Of course, while we are at
it, we should probably also ban keeping native species as well. Gee, maybe
we should just keep rocks in our tanks.
But on the serious side, the rate at which tourists are collecting plants
from the Amazon is far below the system's capacity to replenish. A recent
survey showed that the huge numbers of neons nd cardinals being shipped out
of Brazil was having no effect on the native populations of those fish.