Black Hippo Tang Scored by Professional Fish Keepers

Regal blue tang, blue hippo tang, Paracnathurus hepatus, or Dory, whatever you call them we can all agree this fish is supposed to be blue. As it turns out not all blue or hippo tangs get that memo and once in…

Captive Bred Blue Tangs become a reality at the UF Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Captive bred blue tangs are no longer a dream as Rising Tide Conservation just revealed that they had successfully bred this iconic fish in captivity. The breakthrough took place at the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab which¬†announced that they…

The ‘Finding Dory Effect’ is already in full swing

Finding Dory has been a smash hit at the box office, grossing nearly $300 million in its first couple weeks at the box office. But as with many movies produced by Disney and Pixar and targeted at younger audiences, there…

“Finding Dory” sure to have huge impact on blue hippo tangs, aquarium hobby at large

The blue hippo tang, Parancanthurus hepatus goes by many names which will soon be all but obscured by one, “Dory”. Also known as the blue tang, regal blue tang, pallette or flagtail surgeonfish, thanks to the forthcoming Finding Dory movie…

Bandit surgeonfish: Black face regal blue tang is a very interesting masked mutation

Some minor mutations in reef fish might give a specimen an extra bar, a broken stripe, or a weird inflection on the overall color but this black face regal blue tang has a mutation which adds a lot of character.…

Regal Blue Tang can spawn successfully at home

It seems that breeding news comes in spurts. ¬†While the vast majority of marine fish have never been spawned in captivity, with even a smaller fraction being reared, it is undeniable that the early 21st Century is proving to be…

Captive reared regal blue tangs return to the aquarium hobby via Sustainable Aquatics

No doubt, the regal blue tang, Paracanthurus hepatus, is one of the most popular fish for the marine and reef aquarium. This species is imported by the thousands at a size of 1-2″ but these specimens often take a long…