While CORAL first reported on the captive-breeding success with the Longnose Butterflyfish a few years back, it was a one-off. Now, the team at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University reports an improvement over past success, which will pave the way for further advancements if aquaculture researchers pursue this line of inquiry.
A magnificent transition was occurring right on the show floor at MACNA 2018; unless it was pointed out, you could have easily overlooked it.
The Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse has traditionally been considered sensitive and challenging to care for; aquacultured counterparts don’t have the same issues.
2016 brought landmark accomplishments including the first captive-bred Pacific Blue Tangs, Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses, two more butterflyfish species, the rare Flathead Perch, and bountiful offerings of Yasha Ray Gobies. Much more awaits inside.
In the great debate over aquarium fish deemed ill suited for captivity, as well as Hawaii’s aquarium fishery, we’re reminded that speaking in absolutes often inspires someone to prove you resoundingly wrong.