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Oceanic Institute Taking Baby Steps Toward Culture of Yellow Tang

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Fisheries researchers at the Oceanic Institute in Hawaii have been working—not so successfully—for years to develop culture techniques for the commercially and ecologically important yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens). In an attempt to step back a bit and work with a decidedly less difficult subject, they recently brought in clownfish broodstock. The idea, explains Research Scientist Chad Callan, Ph. D., is that they can in due course use information gained from success with the easily cultured clownfish to successfully culture yellow tangs. The delicate marine ecosystems of Hawaii are increasingly under threat from overfishing as well as the indirect consequences of urban development. Marine conservation officials estimate that approximately 500,000 to 800,000 yellow tang are taken from Hawaiian waters each year. As this figure accounts only for reported cases, the actual total harvest may be considerably higher. The animal lives as long as 30 years in the wild; however, it takes many years to reach sexual maturity. Callan believes that having a sizable, ongoing aquaculture program for the species would contribute enormously to conservation efforts; not only would cultured yellow tangs help to meet demand in the ornamental fish trade, but they could also be used to restock depleted areas in the wild.… More:

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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s 225 Gallon VIP Tank 1 Year Update

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In the first year of a saltwater aquarium’s life, usually the owner either quits the hobby or has completely fallen in love with their tank. In the case of one of my VIP clients, he’ll readily admit that he has a new love in his life. Tagged as: ecotech marine , neptune systems , radion , stunning saltwater tank , VIP client tank build See original article: Mr. Saltwater Tank’s 225 Gallon VIP Tank 1 Year UpdateMore:

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