"DO NOT feed the fish while visiting islands" Thailand Warnings Or Dangers Tip by beebah

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Some islands have plenty of tamed fish. Even at very shallow beaches. They are not afraid of human at all. And people just love to feed them with breadcrumbs. But there's one kind of fish that usually get the food from around the corals. By doing that they're "cleaning" corals at the same time and it makes it easier for corals to produce food to survive.

So if those fish find it easier to get food from human. They will stop 'cleaning' the corals. But just wait to be fed. So they don't go to corals anymore, therefore, corals will die out. As well as other species around because this kind of fish are very friendly to human (coz they get food from you) But they're very aggressive to other fish because they don't want to share food with any other. Ended up they chase other fish away from their normal habitat.

So spread this. No matter where you go diving, snorkeling. Please DO NOT feed the fish AT ALL. Keep the chain works naturally.

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2007
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