UF/IFAS TAL Continues to Advance Aquaculture Protocols for Melanurus Wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus

Update: 21 February 2020 From UF/IFAS TAL PhD student Casey Murray: The Melanurus wrasse cohort is currently 139 dph and we settled collectively 78 individual wrasses from that single batch…

Continue Reading UF/IFAS TAL Continues to Advance Aquaculture Protocols for Melanurus Wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus
UF/IFAS TAL Looks to Algae to Reduce First Larval Feeding Bottleneck
UF/IFAS TAL Looks to Algae to Reduce First Larval Feeding Bottleneck

UF/IFAS TAL Looks to Algae to Reduce First Larval Feeding Bottleneck

Treatments from current experiments examining the effect of adding algae to reduce first larval feeding bottleneck. Three species of algae are being tested (Pictured from left to right; Tetraselmis chuii,…

Continue Reading UF/IFAS TAL Looks to Algae to Reduce First Larval Feeding Bottleneck

UF/IFAS TAL Successfully Closes the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus, Life Cycle!

Exciting news from the Rising Tide Conservation supported Tropical Aquaculture Lab at UF/IFAS! From the researchers: "Closing the life cycle of any marine ornamental species is cause for celebration, but when…

Continue Reading UF/IFAS TAL Successfully Closes the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus, Life Cycle!

Diet Preferences of Newly Hatched Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus

At the University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce, FL we have been examining food preference for blue tang larvae. We fed them copepods Parvocalanus…

Continue Reading Diet Preferences of Newly Hatched Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus

Successful Aquaculture of the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus

Rising Tide Conservation and the team at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory are extremely proud to introduce the first ever captive-bred Pacific Blue Tangs.55 days post hatch!! Pacific…

Continue Reading Successful Aquaculture of the Pacific Blue Tang, Paracanthurus hepatus