A recent spate of captive breeding successes, particularly with the Koran angelfish Pomacanthus semicirculatus, had us wondering what the next captive bred “Big Angel” would be. Based on what we’re seeing from Bali Aquarich (producers of the first captive-bred Pinnatus Batfish), it appears that we can now add Pomacanthus annularis to the list of firsts we can attribute to this Indonesia Aquaculture Company. Of course, the above video is hardly conclusive evidence, but read on after the break to see this project start all they way back at Day 7.
This first video is of 7 day old Pomacanthus larvae.
Next up, 13 days old:
Day 15, under the microscope:
Day 21, back in the larviculture tanks;
And finally, the video that kicked us off, fully settled juvenile captive-bred Pomacanthus annularis, aka. the Blue Ringed Angelfish. [update – these are 2 cm, roughly 58 days old)
The only other group I am aware of who may have beaten Bali Aquarich on this species could be the team at TAL / Rising Tide…perhaps more on that later. For now, it seems to be a race to a captive-bred Pomacanthus imperator between probably only a handful of people in this world. Will it happen in 2012? It’s VERY possible.