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…

First Captive BRED Blue Tangs Arrive At Sea Dwelling Creatures

The captive bred blue tangs that we first reported on a month ago have landed, and Sea Dwelling Creatures is the first to get them. The batch of more than two hundred captive bred blue tangs are all around two inches…

Captive Bred Blue Tangs Coming to the Hobby Later This Year

Earlier this year, Rising Tide Conservation and the University of Florida announced the first captive spawning of the one and only regal blue tang, Paracanthurus hepatus. This breakthrough was the result of many years of hard work, research, and trial…

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 Review: An Aquarist’s Point of View

The long awaited sequel to Disney’s Finding Nemo movie, Finding Dory, finally hit theaters this past weekend and I was thrilled to attend the film on opening weekend. Finding Dory’s producers marketed the heck out of this movie for at least a…

“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…

Video of the yellow belly blue tang shows off this perfect veteran aquarium fish

It’s no secret that we are currently enjoying a crush on a veteran aquarium fish, the eight-inch yellow belly blue tang that we first spotted at Marine Designs in Suwanee, Georgia. The personality of this old aquarium fish and the…