Rare McCulloch’s Clownfish Bred in Captivity for First Time in U.S.
Aquatic experts at LiveAquaria.com capture spawning on film!
The McCulloch’s Clownfish is one of the rarest clownfish species in the aquarium trade due to its limited range within a protected marine sanctuary near a small island off the east coast of
In early 2006, an Australian enthusiast was fortunate enough to legally collect Amphiprion mccullochi by obtaining a one-time collection license from the New South Wales Fisheries and the Lord Howe Marine Park Management. After overcoming some major obstacles, five pairs of this fish were successfully transported back to
In October of 2008, after months of work and negotiations, Drs. Foster and Smith put a rather substantial deposit down to be the exclusive U.S. recipients of several remaining pairs of these captive-raised Amphiprion mccullochi with the goal of achieving successful spawning in captivity for the first time outside of
The task of even bonding a pair for spawning proved nearly impossible, complicated by the species’ aggressive nature and ability to morph between sexes depending on established social dominance hierarchies. After over arduous 20 attempts to bond a pair, two finally exhibiting spawning behavior, and the entire dance was caught on videotape.
To witness this rare moment documented for the first time, visit Liveaquaria.com for exclusive footage, along the exciting story behind this groundbreaking event.
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