"Studies have shown that fish that are raised, motivated and intellectually stimulated are more successful when it comes to restocking programs.
There is mounting evidence that captive fish should be taught basic life skills before entering the wild.
Clever fish are raised in a hatchery with rocks, pebbles, and plastic plants, adornments that provide mental stimulation. Dumb fish are raised in a bare tank, the usual environment for billions of hatchery fish…
…fish born to wild parents and raised in enriched environments had better developed brains and had eaten more food of better quality…
…fish in the enriched tanks were less stressed and therefore less prone to disease…"
Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
- W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
- Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
- Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.
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- President WAVMA 2014
- Adjunct Senior Lecturer Murdoch University