Blue kongs have long been known as the most colourful of all the tropical fish, but have recently gained popularity for their uncanny ability to regenerate lost skin cells.
News.ie can reveal the reason behind this amazing transformation, and how they are still as colourful today as they were 50 years ago.
The kong, named after its natural colouration, was born in the wild in the tropical waters of the Blue Mountains, north of Brisbane.
The fish was discovered by a retired school teacher in the 1950s, and had its first taste of life in captivity when it was sent to Australia in the 1960s.
In the 1970s, it was reared by a pair of school teachers and returned to the wild to develop a large population.
They released it into the ocean in 1980, and in 1991, it finally made its way to New Zealand, where it became a popular food for tourists.
However, the kong has since been spotted by the likes of the famous blue whale, the Tasmanian Devil and a pair from Antarctica.
This week, the species was given its first official release into the wild.
The species is currently listed as a vulnerable species under the Endangered Species Act.
In a press release, Conservation Minister Michael Wood said the government was determined to protect the kongs population and ensure its survival.
“Blue kongs are an iconic and popular species, and their unique colouration is unique to this part of the world,” Mr Wood said.
The kong is the only known species of freshwater fish native to the Blue Mountain Range in Australia, and is a valuable natural resource to the local communities.” “
The Blue Mountains of New South Wales is a rich marine habitat, with a rich and diverse ecosystem of fish and invertebrates that supports thousands of species, including many endangered species.”
The kong is the only known species of freshwater fish native to the Blue Mountain Range in Australia, and is a valuable natural resource to the local communities.
“The kongs remarkable regeneration is one of the reasons why it has been given a new name, Blue Kong.
This year, the aquarium in Queensland’s Townsville has become a permanent attraction to visitors and locals alike, with visitors often stopping by for a taste of the delicious food.
It is estimated there are between 40 and 60 kongs in the area, and there are now two breeding pairs in captivity.
The blue konga is not the only endangered species that can recover skin cells, as they have also been seen in the southern hemisphere.
A common form of the rare and endangered Asian Tiger fish is also known as a ‘tigerfish’ or ‘sea tiger’.
The Blue Kong Conservation Society says the fish is highly migratory, and has been spotted in South America, Mexico and Asia for over 40 years. “
We are excited to welcome the Blue Kong back to the region,” Mr Woods said.
The Blue Kong Conservation Society says the fish is highly migratory, and has been spotted in South America, Mexico and Asia for over 40 years.
“A lot of people know the species is a threat to the native Blue Mountain population, but the fact that they have managed to survive in captivity in Queensland is a testament to their resilience,” the group’s director, Karen Smith, said.
Mr Smith said there were a number of reasons for the fish’s success in captivity, and that the group was not interested in promoting the trade of the fish.
“If they were released into the waters of New Zealand then it would be a very different story, as the kinks habitat is relatively new, but we know that they are a highly migrational fish that are incredibly resilient to the changing conditions,” she said.
A new conservation strategy will be unveiled this week, which will include a ban on the export of captive-bred Blue Kongs, a requirement for the aquarium to maintain an extensive database of all specimens in the aquarium and a ban in New Zealand of any new captive-breeding fish.
The aquarium will also introduce a strict new conservation policy for its breeding pair of Blue Kong s.
The Blue Kong has been a fixture in the Queensland aquarium for decades, with the aquarium regularly receiving a call for captive-raised fish, and many of the kangos have been sent to the Queensland Zoo.