Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Marine Aquariums: Blue Reef Chromis

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We wouldn’t have guessed it, but it’s awfully hard to get a certain little blue Caribbean fish to breed. In fact, it took an expert at the New England Aquarium a year of work to set up the right combination of mood lighting, tank feng shui, and a never-ending buffet of gourmet fish food to make it happen.
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Another reason for the low percentage of aquacultured saltwater aquarium fishes is the complexity of cracking the code. Getting the parent fish to spawn in captivity and produce eggs is only the first step. Blue tang eggs are broadcast into the water, where they begin a perilous journey lasting more than a month before they finally settle onto a reef. Blue Fish Aquarium is proud to serve Grand Rapids, MI and all of the Grand Rapids Metro.
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The Blue Damselfish is somewhat aggressive, so its housing should be large enough to easily accommodate multiple specimens. It is a good fish for beginners and makes an ideal companion fish for saltwater aquariums of over 30 gallons. The Blue Damselfish is also a great choice for reef aquariums with invertebrates. As the Blue Damselfish matures, it may demonstrate pronounced territorial behavior towards future additions to the aquarium. If keeping the Blue Damselfish with other damselfish, provide multiple hiding places to break up territories and decrease aggressionThe blue tang is a popular, high-value aquarium species. show that out of nearly 2,300 saltwater aquarium fish species imported to the U.S., blue tangs have been ranked as high as the 10th most imported fish, thanks in part to their eye-catching colors and relative affordability. According to more than 130,000 blue tangs reached U.S. markets in 2009, and because the U.S. is generally assumed to represent around half of the global trade in aquarium fish, the total number of blue tangs reaching global markets likely exceeds a quarter of a million a year. This figure doesn't include fish that die early in the supply chain and therefore aren't counted in the best available trade data.No one knows how many blue tangs are taken from coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific each year for saltwater aquariums. No one knows how much reef is damaged annually by destructive fishing practices—notably the use of cyanide to stun the fish and make them easier to catch—commonly associated with capturing blue tangs. No one knows the effects of on sales of blue tangs.Breeding tropical reef fishes like blue tangs is far more challenging than breeding most freshwater fish, and this is one reason that the saltwater trade, unlike the freshwater aquarium trade, deals largely in wild-caught fishes.In addition to the aquarium trade's effects on blue tang populations, there's concern about the reefs they inhabit. Blue tangs are commonly—and perhaps disproportionately because of their preferred habitat—associated with destructive and illegal fishing techniques.If the same happens with the blue tang, it has the potential to reduce or end localized overfishing and remove much of the incentive for fishing with cyanide. The result would be more robust, easier-to-keep blue tangs for aquariums, a rebound in wild populations, and far less reef damage.