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New Pink Angelfish Developed

by TFH Magazine on November 9, 2012 at 8:50 am

The world’s first-ever pink florescent Pterophyllum scalare, commonly known as the angelfish, were showcased in an exhibit on Wednesday prior to the Taiwan International Aquarium Expo, which opens today.

Lin Yu-ho (林育禾), president of Jy Lin Trading Co — the company that cooperated with National Ocean University and Academia Sinica on developing the fish — said this was the first time the world had seen a pink angelfish since the fish was discovered in the Amazon.

Despite the 32 colors developed worldwide for the angelfish, the fish lacked the cells to create any color resembling pink, Lin said, adding that the company had accomplished the endeavor after three years of research with the university and Academia Sinica.

Source: Taipei Times

Photograph courtesy of National Taiwan Ocean University.

Posted in Aquatic News by TFH Magazine on November 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am.

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