Love Disney's 'Dory' fish? Soon, you could get your own
RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — Someday soon, you might be able to find Disney's beloved "Dory" in your own aquarium — and the beautiful blue tang fish will be bred in Florida, not the Pacific Ocean. After six years of study, a team of researchers at the University of Florida, along with the Rising Tide Conservation, have figured out how to breed the saltwater fish in tanks for the first time. This could be a potential boon to Florida's $27 million aquaculture industry, which breeds and raises fish for home aquariums. In a small, stuffy greenhouse about a half-hour south of downtown Tampa, researchers are developing breeding blueprints for the notoriously delicate fish. The star of the popular animated Disney movie "Finding Dory" has become a popular wish for aquarium hobbyists.