Sustainable Aquatics is on something of a hot streak when it comes to breeding new marine fish lately. Wandering far from the well-travelled paths of captive breeding clownfish & dottybacks, Sustainable Aquatics has recently tried and succeeded at rearing several species of angelfish, including lemonpeel and African flameback pygmy angels.
But their most recent success is actually a world’s first with their young crop of cream angelfish coming into the settlement phase. Apolemichthys xanthurus is one of the less endowed species of angelfish being tan overall with dark fins, a black eye stripe and a yellow tail.
However when they mature the cream angelfish can actually develop an understated elegance, not to mention they are quite a hardy aquarium species. But perhaps the most exciting aspect of their successful rearing of the cream angelfish is the experience they’ve gained in the genus Apolemichthys which includes many high profile species of angelfish.
The flagfin angelfish, goldflake angelfish and especially the tiger angelfish now being regularly collected out of Madagascar are prime candidates for captive culture by Sustainable Aquatics. But for the time being, we imagine that the company is looking forward to raising up their current crop of cream angelfishes and it shouldn’t be too long until they are large enough to be a sellable size.