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Biota YELLOW TANG Captive Bred Fish

Biota YELLOW TANG Captive Bred Fish

What’s up Reefers and welcome to my channel my name is Nicola Mario and today’s on video I did a little interview
when I was at MACNA in 2018 in Las Vegas with Tom Bowling, he worked for Biota
and Biota is a super interesting company because they make a captive-bred fish
and I wanted to make a little spotlight on them and to show you what they do and
what they offer has a product I don’t like to associate fish with product but it is what it is it’s a super interesting company because
its captive bred fish and they tried to make salt water more accessible
to people so let’s check the video What kind of fish can we expect in the
next couple years, what is the new bred, you have something new today? Yes, we have a few announcements at this show. We are just launching the first time available to the general market Captive Yellow Tang, they have been done in oceanic institute of Hawaii but Biota is now the distributor for those. Which is very exciting news for us. It adds to the list. Out of Palau we have a big number of mandarins and coral beauties come in this year which have been in great demand and we never keep up keep this time because I know the
mandarins been a big hit they’re all eating pellets which is really
surprising just right here at the show and watching eating tiny pellets and frozen feed like there’s no tomorrow.
people have so much hard time with the Mandarin and it’s so it’s so cool
that so you can see that the people that the Mandarin eat the pellets like this,
like a big step for the community Yeah, it’s very exciting, it such a great fish for aquariums. So to make it eat easy to feeds, it tick all the boxes! and just by curiosity like how many fish you sell is it
like international or just… No, at the moment we only sell in the U.S., we have a distribute center in Florida We basicly target about 50% mom-and-pop stores and 50% Petco, hopefully will do some more nice and what’s the like was a history
behind biota like how I did it start I founded Biota, I’ve done a lot of fish breeding well before Biota. Has a teen I was doing all the
freshwater breeding and I was about 14 I think I did seahorses and they tricked me to
get into the Marines, a long time ago and since then I would studied marine biology and
aquaculture and I my whole interest was to basically use the principles of
aquaculture to create a better product to the marine aquariums and also to
relieve the stress on the reef yeah I do believe that especially nowadays to back off the pressure on reef It’s not to say the wild collection can’t be done sustainably but more often
than not it is it is done unsustainably and that’s easy because people aren’t being
monitored so it’s easy to just take and and you know it doesn’t happen
everywhere but most places it’s being done pretty poorly and so we like having
the effect of replacing some of that demands with cultured animals that are
going to live longer as well so you’re actually you’re not just replacing that
first sale you’re actually replacing that fish with a fish that’s going to
live for a long time that aquarium so it’s probably multiple sale and by replacing with cultured fish. What are the advantage to have a captive bred fish? like compared to when it’s coming for
the ocean so there’s obviously the first issue of discussing there that you’re
not taking it from from its you know home but on top of that it’s it’s
totally acclimated that’s growing up in the aquarium so we’re ready to eat the
food actually eating all the commercial feeds living, including mandarins that are ready for pellets but
also it’s used to the lighting to the coral structure things that are a little
different than they are in the wild they’re already activated so we get
emails very often about things like for example our Rainford goby which is you
know it’s more of a common animal but Rainbow gobies from the wild can be
quite difficult We get emails all the time of people saying they can’t believe, it just swim out of the bag And goes to the bottom eat pieces of flake food, out of the bottom of the tank That is the big reward from what we do. Our animals are truly domesticated, they are happy in the tank. Is there any benefice
in terms of like health for the fish like compared to the ocean? We can
guarantee pretty healthy fish we have our own quarantine so we don’t get any
issues with diseases no crypto nothing like that getting through it
that are very clean we can guarantee the source you know the work came from yeah
so right now there’s only from Palau and from Hawaii and soon we’re bringing corals and zoanthids from Panama which is exciting because it’s a whole
Caribbean spectrum of zoanthids that we haven’t seen before
so yeah we’re really kind of trying to pick out the unique new pattern and
only culture so it’s very me kind of part of the market that we’re trying to get
into but from the response we’ve had we know we’re good and how like when can we
expect to have zoanthids that’s all coming in the next few weeks Actually you know what you are getting the exclusivity So there we go, i hope you enjoy this video, i’m sorry for the audio, I tried my best to fix it and that’s what
when your just a beginner in this kind of interview video, YouTube
stuff that’s what happened so if you still like this video please consider to
like if you have any suggestions comments whatever just comments below
and thank you for listening I’ll see you in the next video 🙂

3 comments on “Biota YELLOW TANG Captive Bred Fish

  1. What are the captive fish you would which to see? Personally, any nano fish that can fit into aquarium 🙂

  2. I will likely go and purchase Mandarins from Biota. They are now available in Germany. The price is double compared to the US and up to five times a wild catch.

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