The African Angelfish, Holacanthus africanus, endemic to the tropical waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, is the latest ornamental marine fish to be successfully aquacultured for the first time; another captive-bred first for Florida-based Poma Labs!
Poma Labs founder, Dr. Matthew L. Wittenrich, says, “I have been obsessed with Maze Angels from before I could ever afford one. The opportunity to breed them and their close relatives to see what falls out has been too tempting not to try. It has taken a while to assemble the breeders, but we have been busy…
A captive-produced hybrid between the Blueline and Black Phantom Angelfish may reveal insights into the origins of another rare and exciting angel from the genus Chaetodontplus.
As we see it, Dr. Wittenrich’s personal mission is that no Chaetodontoplus angelfish will escape captive-propagation if he has anything to say about it!
CORAL Magazine contributor Felicia McCaulley recaps her first Reef-A-Palooza experience.