Having become something of a rarity in the trade, the Potter’s Dwarf Angelfish Centropyge potteri looks set to make a reappearance, and this time it’s in the highly desirable captive-bred form. The development comes thanks the efforts of The Biota Group and Hawaii Pacific University Oceanic Institute who have recently successfully spawned and raised the species in captivity.
Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands chain, C. potteri has been affected in the last few years by restrictions on harvesting from that area with only highly limited numbers appearing on a sporadic basis. The last time we heard of success in the captive breeding of this species was way back in 2016 when Rising Tide seemingly cracked the code and again offered limited numbers. While this initial batch also looks set to be limited in number and in high demand, we are hopeful that some may make it into the UK market and perhaps we’ll see more Hawaiian species follow.
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