The purple tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum, is a celebrated marine aquarium fish and one of the crucial iconic endemic species within the Crimson Sea. Just some brief years after Rising Tide’s first breakthroughs with the associated yellow tang, Bali Aquarich introduced their very own first successes with culturing the yellow tang’s bourgeois cousin.
High quality Marine has an extended observe file of supporting aquaculture and captive breeding by breeders all around the world and they’re the primary within the nation to obtain the world’s first captive bred purple tangs. These first captive bred purple tangs are to not be confused with the captive reared purple tangs who’s seed fish have been collected as tiny juveniles within the Crimson Sea and raised in Sri Lanka.
Captive breeding is understood to introduce some bodily ‘artifacts’ and there have been some anatomical challenges within the first few clutches of captive bred yellow tangs however these purple tangs from Bali Aquarich are just about good! Nevertheless if Mr. Su’s efforts proceed in good numbers it’s virtually an eventuality that we’ll see some purple-purples come out of those Indonesian Z. xanthurum.
The colour of those purple tangs could be very shiny, they’ve glorious striping on the physique and all through the face and the fins are so symmetrical it appears to be like like they have been graphically designed. The purple tang was the primary particular reef fish we ever owned so we actually hope that Bali Aquarich has continued success with these purple tangs and that High quality Marine has a gentle provide of those for the aquarium commerce as a result of we’ll be trying to get one ourselves!