Quality Marine Receives Cultured Balistoides conspicillum
03 Apr, 2015
One of many examples of Biota’s new captive-hatched and reared Clown Triggerfish, offered exclusively through Quality Marine
press release via Quality Marine – 4/3/2015
Quality Marine Receives Biota Marine’s Cultured Balistoides conspicillum
This is the first batch of commercially-raised Clown Triggerfish available for sale in North America. These have been hatched in captivity and raised by Biota Marine Life Nursery in Palau. Quality Marine is the exclusive vendor for these fish in North America.
We are holding these fish individually, as Clown Triggerfish are known for aggressive behavior, especially as they get older. These fish were cultured and held together for quite a large portion of their lives and as a result may not be as aggressive as their wild counterparts. That being said, our interest lies in ensuring the best health of our stock as well as the quality of the specimen when delivered to our customer, and so we intend not to “test” their temperaments.
We are feeding them Gamma mysis, enriched brine, krill, chopped prawn, and other marine-based diced meaty foods. They also get some more protein-dense foods like pellets and gel, which they have taken greedily. Like most Triggers, they have seemingly bottomless stomachs, and do best on multiple feedings per day.
Another juvenile Biota Clown Triggerfish, image courtesy Quality Marine
For More Information
For more information on this culture breakthrough, the fish it produced, and the company involved, be sure to check out Coral Magazine for a full-length write-up on the topic.
About Quality Marine
Celebrating over 35 years in business, Quality Marine continues to provide the public and retail Aquarium industry with the highest quality, most sustainable, and widest selection of both wild and aquacultured marine fish and invertebrates. Quality Marine works tirelessly to support responsible operators that collect in a sustainable manner and protect the reef habitat. We encourage all industry professionals to do the same. We continue to exhibit our commitment to helping make this industry a better one, to help protect our resources for not only the longevity of our trade, but also for the preservation of the environment. As our business grows, we still focus on the keys to our success: quality, variety, and service, second to none.
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About the author
Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL Magazine and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.