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These aren't true crabs either, being merostomates, and while you might see small ones for sale from time to time, they probably shouldn't be. These can easily grow to well over a foot in length, and spend most all of their time buried in sediments. They're omnivorous, but eat primarily clams and worms which they find while digging around in the substrate, so in an aquarium they would require a lot of space, a very deep sand bed, and plenty of meaty food. Even juveniles can be harmful in reef aquariums with a deep sand bed, as they'll eventually clear it of any beneficial worms and such. The bottom line is that these really aren't suitable for reef aquariums, or typical non-reef aquariums, either.
However, not all cases where live fish are collected for aquariums are this optimistic. , used to stun fish for easier capture, has decimated many reef environments. While banned nearly worldwide, the practice still takes place today. I have lost several species to what I believe was kidney failure due to cyanide capture. As a scuba diver and marine conservationist, I can not stand the site of a fish I see flourishing in the wild laying nearly lifeless in an aquarium store’s sales aquarium. Responsibility on the part of retailers, distributors and individual aquarists could put an end to many of the ethical concerns with the environment and our hobby. Nearly all of the aquarists I know are highly responsible, ethical and have an enormous amount of knowledge about coral reef ecosystems. From an education and awareness point of view, the saltwater aquarium hobby is nearly unrivaled.
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In some small island nations were economic opportunity is thin, islanders were using dynamite to blow coral rock into small chunks that could be collected and sold to the limestone industry. These reef chunks were used in the construction of roadways. On other islands indigenous people were using crude and homemade long lines and nets to capture fish for the food industry. In both cases, many species were killed and the reef systems took a huge impact. Organizations like the Marine Aquarium Council (MAC) and, independent retailers and wholesalers traveled to some of these islands and taught the islanders how to net-capture live fish for the aquarium trade. The islanders quickly learned that this was far more profitable than blowing up coral reefs for limestone and began exporting live fish for aquariums. In these cases, the saltwater aquarium trade has been as asset, both economically and environmentally, to island nations and coral reefs.