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Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
77. CARES Species

In this episode, the team at Water Colors discusses their Top 5 CARES fish species. The CARES Preservation Program (Conservation, Awareness, Recognition and Responsibility, Encouragement and Education, and Support and Sharing) is based on conservation efforts and public education. Let us know in the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast Listeners Facebook Group what rare and endangered fish species you’re breeding at home.

The goal of the program is to “encourage hobbyists worldwide to devote tank space to one or more species at risk and distribute offspring to fellow qualified hobbyists, while forming an information network where possible between aquarists, scientists, and conservationists.”

Claudia Dickinson
CARES Preservation Program Coordinator

Addendum:  We recorded this episode before our recording session for the Lacey Act Amendments (Episode 67). In this podcast you will hear us referring to an upcoming “Lacey Act Amendments” podcast, despite that episode having already been released. The content discussed in our Lacey Act Amendments episode includes many potential ramifications for the future of our hobby. At the time, it was decided that we should prioritize getting that information to you as quickly as possible.

Fishes Mentioned in this Episode:
– Pacu (Colossoma macropomum)
– Redtail shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor)
– White Cloud Mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes)
– Buffalo-Head cichlid (Steatocranus casuarius)
– Soda cichlid (Alcolapia alcalica)
– Cherry barb (Puntius titteya)
Betta macrostoma
– African Red-Eye tetra (Arnoldichthys spilopterus)
Betta albimarginata
Betta splendens
Betta persephone
Betta channoides
Betta brownorum
– Powder Brown tang (Acanthurus japonicus)
– Chocolate tang (Acanthurus pyroferus)
– Cherry Red Zebra cichlid (Metriaclima estherae)
– Red Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)
Nothobranchius korthausae
Nothobranchius foerschi
Nothobranchius rubripinnis
Nothobranchius rachovii
– Dwarf angelfishes (Centropyge spp.)
– Mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus)
Trigonostigma somphongsi
– Lambchop rasbora (Trigonostigma espei)
– Harlequin rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha)
– Giant krib (Pelvicachromis sacrimontis)
Apistogramma spp.
Pelvicachromis kribensis “Moliwe”
– Common krib (Pelvicachromis pulcher)
– Celestial Pearl danio (Celestichthys margaritatus)
Corydoras sterbai
Nanochromis splendens
Enigmatochromis lucanusi
– Angelfishes (Pterophyllum spp.)
– Discus (Symphysodon spp.)
Pelmatochromis spp.
– Blue Gularis killifish (Fundulopanchax sjoestedti)
– Clown killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)
– Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
– Gold Nugget pleco (Baryancistrus xanthellus)
– Luminatus rainbowfish (Pseudomugil luminatus)
– Forktail Blue-Eye rainbowfish (Pseudomugil furcatus)
Parosphromenus nagyi
Parosphromenus juelinae
Parosphromenus kishii
Parosphromenus parvulus
– Highland Swordtail (Xiphophorus malinche)
– Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus)
– Sheepshead Swordtail (Xiphophorus birchmanni)
– Tequila Goodeid (Zoogoneticus tequila)
– Brass Swordtail (Xiphophorus kallmani)
– Yellow Swordtail (Xiphophorus clemenciae)
– Denison barb (Sahyadria denisonii)
– Dwarf Chain loach (Ambastaia sidthimunki)
– Black Skirt tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

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