Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography has successfully bred clownfish nemo
Khanh HoaFor the first time, domestic researchers have successfully bred nemo fish, including mutant lines selling 300,000-1 million VND each.
The information was announced by Mr. Ho Son Lam, Deputy Head of Marine Technology Department, Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography on June 8. According to Mr. Lam, the breeding of nemo fish is part of a commercial development project of nemo fish approved by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, with a budget of 1.8 billion dong.
“The purpose of the project is to replace the declining source of nemo fish in the wild, and at the same time, aim to export it to the markets of China, the US, Taiwan, and Europe,” Lam said, adding that the Institute of Hai said. Oceanography is the first place in the country to breed this fish.
Nemo, also known as clown fish, scientific name is Amphiprion ocellariswhich is orange, red with white stripes, usually lives on reefs and coral reefs in warm waters.
In Vietnam, the source of nemo fish is caught from the Truong Sa archipelago, each year about 3,000-5,000 fish, focusing on March to June. Nemo fish is currently one of the popular marine ornamental fish varieties.
Natural fish have beautiful color, large size but poor adaptability. Meanwhile, artificially produced fish has a high survival rate and is easy to raise by industrial feeds.
To artificially breed nemo fish, scientists at the Institute used terracotta pots, replacing coral reefs for fish to spawn. The bottom of the pot is perforated to easily place aeration for the incubation process.
The breeding process is successful, after 4 months reaching the size of 3-5 cm, it can be sold to the market for 35,000-40,000 VND each. From 6 cm or more, fish can spawn.
Currently, the research team has successfully bred three mutant nemo lines including mocha storm, frostbite and snowflake. Mutant fish are sold to businesses and aquarists for from 300,000 to 1 million VND each, 20 times higher than regular nemo varieties.
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