Biology, Aquarium Keeping and Health Issues in P. hepatus
A scientific view on Dory: Dr. Ike Olivotto, professor at the University of Ancona, Italy.
Dr. Ike Olivotto, professor at the University of Ancona, Italy, with research focus on marine ornamental breeding, has provided a comprehensive article on biology, breeding as well as health issues in Paracanthurus hepatus. While quite some knowledge exists about Dory in the aquarium and its ‘famous’ health issues, we still have little knowledge about its propagation in captivity, but also population status in the wild, especially in the main source countries of the marine aquarium trade, Indonesia and the Philippines. As Dr. Olivotto summarises: it should make any specimen especially precious to us.