Surgeonfish

Hawaii harvesting of tropical fish for aquariums approved

The saltwater aquarium industry has won a small victory in the battle to reopen Hawaiian fish exports. The Board of Land and Natural Resources – the agency that protects Hawaii’s natural resources – approved an Environmental Impact Statement on October…

Yurple Tang – A Close Look at Bali Aquarich’s Hybrid Zebrasoma

The ‘Yurple’ tang is a hybrid Zebrasoma the likes of which has only been made possible through captive breeding efforts. This unique fish was produced by Bali Aquarich in Indonesia by cross breeding the yellow tang, Z. flavescens, from Hawaii and…

Super Scopas is the Australian Version of a Yellow Tang

Zebrasoma scopas, or midnight sailfin tang as they are known in Australia, are a fairly abundant reef dwelling fish that is found on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea as well as much of the greater Indian and Pacific…

Japan is Sourcing Some Big Juicy Yellow Tangs from Ogasawara

If you’ve been wondering where all the big, vivid yellow tangs have gone the answer is that they’re still in the wild, most of us simply can’t get them since Hawaii shut down collection and exports from their waters. But…

Purple X Yellow Tang Hybrid is a Crowning Achievement for Bali Aquarich

We recently paid a long overdue visit to Mr Su who’s Bali Aquarich is a Marine fish Photography heaven. We always get to take pictures of the craziest fish possible whenever we go there, and this time was no exception.…

Yellow Tang, Candy Basslet, and Pygmy Angelfish Being Farmed in Japan

KAMIHATA FISH IND. LTD. is a member of the Kamihata Group, which manufactures and sells the world-famous Hikari brand of ornamental fish food, and imports and wholesales freshwater fish, saltwater fish, goldfish, water plants, reptiles and small animals to aquarium…

How to Keep Multiple Surgeonfish Tangs in the Same Aquarium [Video]

There’s been a lot of confusion regarding the keeping of surgeonfish in reef aquaria especially when it comes to keeping multiple specimens and several different species within the same tank. Experienced reefers have never had a problem keeping a yellow…

Captive Bred Yellow Tangs are Now a Much More Reasonable Price

For decades yellow tangs have been ambassadors to the world of saltwater aquariums and many tanks have had this colorful yellow spade as the signature fish of the reef life. This iconic fish was once commonly available at aquarium stores…

Maldivian Koi tang comes with valuable catch information

For every aberrant koi tang we feature here at Reef Builders, we’re bombarded by about six more from around the globe. To the point where we weren’t even going to feature this fish, based just on its looks and high…

Captive Bred Yellow Tangs from Biota are the only option!

All of you should know by now, that the aquarium fishery in Hawaii has been shut down so wild yellow tang are not available anymore. Luckily, Biota company invested few years ago together with Oceanic Institute in Hawaii into commercial…