Many fish sold in the pet trade can grow to be "lunkers" - fish too big to realistically be held in an aquarium. The bumblebee grouper (left) is one such fish - pretty when little, but it can grow to be 800 pounds! This can lead to an invasive species problem. How? People who get these fish when they are little, grow attached to the fish, and when they realize the fish is outgrowing any tank, they don't want to destroy the fish. So they let it go. In the right habitat, these fish can survive and become and invasive species. We propose that the aquarium industry should be proactive and not sell these fish in the trade. Read more in our publication to the right.