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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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4 Replies

  1. Rick Buchner Nov 9th 2012

    Looks like something at an old Kmart Blue light special sale…..they are all but of business now.

  2. I love them, It is about time some really colorfull angels came into the spotlight

  3. To anita G if you think the world is lacking colorful angelfish look at the flame angel or the coral beauty. both beautiful…. i think this pink fish is cool as well in a sense but they kinda look weirdbodied…

  4. To Troy, i’m sure she was referring to freshwater angelfish there is no lack in color when it comes to the marine world. I like the pink but given the choice id probably go natural

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