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Rainbowfishes and Silversides: Atheriniformes - Rainbowfishes, Silversides, And People

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Most rainbowfishes and silversides are not eaten by humans. Saltwater silversides are important to commercial fishing because they are an important food source for fishes that people do eat. Silversides that are fished are used as bait or are converted into pet food. Because of their extraordinary colors, rainbowfishes are valued in the aquarium business. Most of the rainbowfishes sold in pet stores are bred in captivity, but some have been fished heavily to satisfy the demands of aquarium owners.

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