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World's first captive bread yellow tangs

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Introducing the world's first captive bred yellow tang! Stay tuned for more information on this incredible achievement! For now, just enjoy the yellow! Thanks to all the crew (Dean Kline, Emma Forbes, Aurora Burgess, Erin Pereira, Randall Scarborough, Renee Tousse & Blake Thompson) for making this a reality!!
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I saw this earlier today on the same page Graeme...

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Thats awesome!

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Look at those!

I wonder if there's a reason their gut bag is silver? Is the reflectivity a benefit in some way? Maybe while they're almost transparent, it means there's no input of heat from light that'd overheat their organs?

Also demonstrates that the lateral line runs along the spin, and so hints at it being hard wired into it, which explains how they can react so subliminally based on those nerves getting stimulated.
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Great for the hobby as we don't have to keep taken from the oceans and they will surely go yellow in the end though won't they
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Yeah when they're a little older. All fish are transparent to begin with, it's just unusual to see a fish of this size still in it's transparent state.
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Yeah its amazing pushing the hobby along now aren't they hopefully the price of yellow tang will fall as they come tank bread over the UK
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You're right it is progress in the hobby as regards to conservation, but it shouldn't reduce the price.

Price has a relationship to accessibility, and it's no coincidence that the hardiest fish are usually the cheapest. If Yellow Tangs were cheaper, those with tiny, unsuitable tanks, who want a goldfish tank, but more colourful, and are clueless, would buy Yellow Tangs and that'd be awful.

The fact that they've maintained a price of £35/£40 rules them out for those with daft little tanks that aren't suitable, which is clearly a good thing.
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Think I'm going to try one though and I have a 50 gallon get one really small and just see how it goes I know the tang police will go mental but I've seen a yellow tang in a 20 gallon and it's so happy and it's not small either
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50 Gallons is less than my water changes.

I really wouldn't get a YT in your tank size. If you're going to anyway, get it as tiny as you can and be prepared to either upgrade or move it on within a year, as it'll reach an unsuitable size in that time.
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Yeah I just despise people having them and I don't plus with there's being smaller and it's fine I just want one shot with one
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It's not a case of one shot, they're not goldfish, you don't have them and they die.

You'll have a Tang, and it can live for 30 or more years. If it dies sooner, something has gone wrong.

I'm hoping if you do get one, you'll get it small, and by the time it gets a bit bigger, you'll get a 5ft or 6ft tank.
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Yeah it will be very small as my LFS don't stock them big and yeah I probably would have upgraded by then
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Please do.  :heyyy:
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Trying to persuade my mum to eventually put a huge reef downstairs but she's having none of it but hopefully if this goes to success she might like it enough to want one then il be able to go full out on one ahah
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