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    New England Aquarium Shows Off Captive Raised Queen Trigger in Video

    The New England Aquarium and Roger Williams University made another industry first last year–this time by successfully spawning and rearing the Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula). Dr. Andrew Rhyne, Dr.Michael Tlusty and the team at Roger Williams collected fertilized eggs from a pair of Queens living in the New England Aquarium’s Bahamian exhibit and transported them […]

    The New England Aquarium and Roger Williams University made another industry first last year–this time by successfully spawning and rearing the Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula). Dr. Andrew Rhyne, Dr.Michael Tlusty and the team at Roger Williams collected fertilized eggs from a pair of Queens living in the New England Aquarium’s Bahamian exhibit and transported them to their research facility. Using copepod cultures they were able to rear four queen triggerfish, one of which is shown below.

    [flickr : zbp]

    3 Comments

    1. hatfielj
      February 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM | Permalink

      Wow, that's really amazing! This is the sort of story that makes me happy, knowing that someday perhaps this hobby won't have to collect from the Ocean much at all, especially if people are able to breed and raise such beautiful fish!

    2. Anonymous
      February 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

      Wow, that’s really amazing! This is the sort of story that makes me happy, knowing that someday perhaps this hobby won’t have to collect from the Ocean much at all, especially if people are able to breed and raise such beautiful fish!

    3. Anonymous
      February 25, 2010 at 8:44 PM | Permalink

      Wow, that’s really amazing! This is the sort of story that makes me happy, knowing that someday perhaps this hobby won’t have to collect from the Ocean much at all, especially if people are able to breed and raise such beautiful fish!

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