Captive-Bred Yellow Tangs, Zebrasoma flavescens, Have Arrived!

The first captive-bred Yellow Tangs to grace the tanks at MiniWaters.FISH! Spawned and reared by the team at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

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!

The first captive-bred Yellow Tangs to grace the tanks at MiniWaters.FISH! Spawned and reared by the team at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University
The first captive-bred Yellow Tangs to grace the tanks at MiniWaters.FISH! Spawned and reared by the team at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University
Segrest Farms uses "Tank-Raised" to denote captive-bred marine fish. Should not be confused with other uses of "tank-raised" which are talking about post-larval grow out or captive-conditioned fish harvested from the wild. Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University spawned these in captivity, reared them in captivity...hence, truly captive-bred!
Segrest Farms uses “Tank-Raised” to denote captive-bred marine fish. Should not be confused with other uses of “tank-raised” which are talking about post-larval grow out or captive-conditioned fish harvested from the wild. Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University spawned these in captivity, reared them in captivity…hence, truly captive-bred!

 

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<p>Matt Pedersen is the founder of www.MiniWaters.fish, and has been an aquarist for 34 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 Halrequin or Orange Spotted Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris.</p>

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