RSS Fisheye Aquaculture Releases first captive-bred French Grunts

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    Late last year we shared with you “Grunt Breeding 101″, Rising Tide’s compendium of breeding the various Haemulon species. In an excellent example of putting Rising Tide’s R&D to practical use, Fisheye Aquaculture announced today what is believed to be the first commercially available captive-bred French Grunts, H. flavolineatum.

    [​IMG]Captive Bred juvenile French Grunts from Fisheye Aquaculture



    From their release:​

    The French Grunts is a common sight to divers and snorkelers*in the*Caribbean*Ocean. The French grunt travels in schools among*coral*and rocky reefs. As juveniles, their bodies are light tan with brown stripes running the length of their bodies, their fins are yellow.

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    As they mature, their bodies are yellow with horizontal silver stripes running the length of their bodies, and diagonally-oriented stripes below the lateral line of their bodies. All of the fins are yellow. The average size of an adult specimen is 6 to 10*inches. *French grunts feed on shrimp and small fish, but will leave corals*alone.

    We have found that our cultured grunts school just as they do in the wild and is a beautiful sight for an aquarium…large aquariums! *They eagerly accept pellet and frozen feed. *
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    The first grunts released for sale are currently a solid 1.5 to 2 inches long and ready to go!


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