Banggais Now

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Now Matt Petersen, a fellow marine fish breeder, has started a project with some friends called Banggai Rescue! These cardinalfish have become endangered, and since they are found only in a small secluded area of the ocean, it is easy to see why.

The Banggai Rescuers will attempt to discover the source of the virus that has been the demise of many a Banggai, devise methods of breeding them in situ for the Fishermen and women of the Banggai Islands, and also methods of breeding them that are scalable for the US and European markets. They will publish a book of their adventures, with illustrations by a fine scientific illustrator, sell T-shirts, and other decorated clothing as well.

If you want to contribute or get the first copies of the book, etc. go to

I'm going to try the Banggai breeding thing again. I'll be emptying one of my small systems of clownfish soon, to use it to house 4 pairs of broodstock, to see if there is anything I can contribute to this project. I'll keep you posted. 

Categories: Banggai Cardinalfish

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