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Aquamarine Fukushima Sailfish in Aquamarine Fukushima

Discussion in 'Japan' started by condor, 25 Nov 2009.

  1. condor

    condor Well-Known Member

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    There are three small sailfish in Aquamarine Fukushima. One looks bad (broken sword and skinny) and I think probably won't survive but the two others look better. About two months ago they came to the aquarium but I just discovered it. Don't know if they are still there. You can use Google Translate to translate Japanese but not all text make sense. On first video you can see one catch a small fish.

    Aquamarine Fukushima news 2009/9/14
    So-net blog 2009-09-27




    Amazing looking fish but pelagic and perhaps not really suited for any aquarium. But if some aquariums like Monterey can keep large fast swimming fish like tunas perhaps sailfish is also possible in a big tank? I guess the risk of broken sword make it more difficult?
     
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  3. dinosauria

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    Oh boy. I feel like this isn't going to turn well but we have to try to see if it works first (I hope they release it if it gets too sick). I'm hopeful that one day we'll be able to see sailfish commonly kept in aquaria though.
     
  4. PossumRoach

    PossumRoach Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    From what I could tell, aquamarine fukushima seems investing in improving husbandry skills and sharing their discoveries.
    https://twitter.com/RA_aquapicture/status/1316312883626614786
     
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    Cool! I can't actually read that, but it's nice to know that they are doing research on the welfare of captive billfish and trying to improve conditions for them.
     
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    The sailfish has its bill chipped over time.
     
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    Any new updates?
     
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    Stumbled upon these and ended up here while looking for more info. Couldn't say if its the same Sailfish or not, looks like its in better shape than the previous photos. There's more in the links. They all date back to at least a month ago. There's some obvious injuries in various state of healing on the tail, can't tell if this was a recently acquired individual or not. I'm just not finding many useful sources since I can't speak Japanese and translate apps only do so much.

    I would love to hear more about this if anyone has any info whatsoever. The animal does appear quite lethargic on this video dating back a month ago, but I'm not really sure what a "healthy" captive sailfish is supposed to look like at rest/daily living. So who knows.

     
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    Apologies for the double post, it doesn't seem I'm able to edit my previous one. This video is from the Aquarium's official twitter account. From what I can glean, this is a newer Sailfish who was acquired very recently (There are a few posts mentioning they hope it stays strong or "grows healthy") It does look healthier in this video, but that might just be because its in feeding mode so its more lively. The nose tip has apparently broken off since last month.

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    https://twitter.com/aquamarinestaff/status/1581545947670392832
     
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  10. Dr. Wolverine

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    I believe Fukushima's sailfish died in December.

    Also, does anyone know when they are going to acquire another one?
     
  11. Ebirah766

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    Most likely within the next few months
     
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    and why would you say so?