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Our 25K should host them for a long while.

The beauty of sturgeon is they do excellent in ponds, actually better, and in temperate climates. So with some planning, many people could try keeping large-growing sturgeon and then, e.g.,

- hand them off to someone with a 10 acre pond,
- or prearrange with a friend peer with larger tanks or ponds,
- or with a Public Aquarium,
- or with a farm such as Osage Catfisheries, etc.

Not beluga of course. No one would get the license to keep them, CITES II. Even ours we do NOT own, they are on loan from the beluga farm owner Mark Zaslavsky.
 
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I would love to get some specimens of Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, they are bred in captivity, still fished for in the wild, stay relatively small in aquariums (24 to 30 inches) and do well in warm water. They also do well in koi ponds or farm ponds!

Then we have really dwarf sturgeons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_sturgeon, they were thought to be extinct but some specimens turn up from time to time in fishermen's nets. Seems like a no brainer for captive breeding and returning them to the wild. Selling them into the pet trade could finance this effort if someone wanted to try. Sadly the countries where they are from have little interest in this.
 
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