Orbic Batfish reach metamorphosis in Florida!

By Tal Sweet 9 years agoNo Comments

The team at the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL) have done it again. This time they have gotten Orbic Batfish from the Shedd Aquarium to 18 days post-hatch.

The 10-12mm juveniles are now rust colored and ravenous feeders that don’t stray far from the substrate. This is just another example of the fine work that the team is doing. Great job, everyone!  More info HERE.


  Aquaculture, Conservation, Fish

 Tal Sweet

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Tal got back into the hobby in 2006 after a long break. After hearing Dr. Frank Marini speak at the Midwest Marine Conference in 2008 he was hooked on fish breeding . Since then he has created his own website with his personal captive breeding information and helped create the Marine Breeding Initiative. It is Tal's hope to promote captive breeding as much as possible by speaking and writing about the topic.

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