That rather surreal moment when you watch your first shoal of 5 captive-bred Yellow Tangs in your own tank. This moment of zen wouldn’t be possible without the groundbreaking work of the team at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University, and thanks to Rising Tide Conservation for their support and Segrest Farms for all their logistical support of bringing these fish to market!
Matt Pedersen is the founder of www.MiniWaters.fish, and has been an aquarist for 36 years. He was the 2009 MASNA Aquarist of the Year, and is a Sr. Editor for CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines. He is a co-author of the book "Banggai Cardinalfish", and is an accomplished marine fish breeder, with notable successes including his work with the Lightning Maroon Clownfish and being the only person in the world to have spawned and reared the Harlequin or Orange Spotted Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris. You can reach Matt directly, anytime, at firstname.lastname@example.org