Anonymous asked in PetsFish · 5 months ago

Shouldn't all aquarium fish be set free?

Stop holding them prisoner.  These creatures belong in the ocean or in freshwater lakes, not in glorified bowls of water in your house.  They are living creatures with rights, not decorations. Stop the cruelty, please..

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Good tips and advice for fish

  • 4 months ago

    It's fine, as long as the fish were not captured from the wild. It can actually be bad to release pet fish into the wild because they'll eat all the food that the wild fish are supposed to eat

  • 4 months ago

    There's no cruelty in keeping aquarium fish because it's the same as keeping a dog or a cat unless you're keeping the aquarium fish incorrectly, also some fish are breed only to look at and would probably not survive in the wild.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Some fish are Man Made, so they would not be able to survive in the wild. 

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  • 5 months ago

    haha fish go blub

  • 5 months ago

    When you keep fish and set them free, you are setting alien parasites and bacteria cultivated within your tank free and will throw the balance of the ecosystem off essentially destroying it. Some fish are also invasive so they are better off living in a tank. So unless you want to go and release gold fish that have been bred to live in fish tanks and release them into the wild and create another invasive species then go ahead, it is counter intuitive as an environmentalist... 

  • 5 months ago

    A lot of them are invasive and will kill alll of the plants in fish where they’re released.

  • 5 months ago

    A lot of fish people keep as pets are domesticated. 

    I think we can all agree that bowls and tiny tanks are not acceptable. Most people do not provide large enough tanks for their fish and that is a problem. 

    I also agree that people shouldn't keep them as decorations. I have seen people who don't even really like fish get a betta because it looks nice in its tiny bowl.  

  • 5 months ago

    The majority of the more common pet fish (koi, goldfish & bettas) are domesticated animals just as cats and dogs are, so no, not all aquarium fish should be set free.

    Even some of the more 'wild' fish wouldn't fare well in natural bodies of water; glofish are genetically modified to literally glow, for example, even though they don't have a long history of domestication.

  • 5 months ago

    While this may be true for those caught in the wild, some types have been bred in captivity for so many generations with selective breeding that they would be unable to survive in thecwild.

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