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Walt Smith’s Fijian Lightning Blue Stripe Clownfish

My jaw hit the floor when I saw this fish – a wild, yellow-tailed Fijian Blue Stripe Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysopterus) collected this week and first shared by Walt Smith International.  What has my mind blown is this – the patterning…

ORA Breaks the Blenny Barrier – Captive-Bred Red Sea Mimic Blennies!

Today, ORA announced the successful breeding of the Red Sea Mimic Blenny, Ecsenius gravieri, and with it, the impenetrable blenny-barrier has been broken. For years if not decades, it has seemed that the successful captive breeding of the combtooth Blennies from…

New Morse Code PNG Maroon Clownfish from Sea & Reef

Sea & Reef Aquaculture announced the release of their new PNG-lineage “Morse Code” Maroon Clownfish, Premnas biaculeatus. Lovers of the Lightning Maroon Clownfish, or for that matter any of the unusual Maroon Clownfish that came out of Papua New Guinea…

Longfin Ocellaris: The Verdict? It’s Genetic!

Just yesterday we published our 2013 Marine Breeding Year in Review, part II, which included speculation and a short update about Sustainable Aquatic’s Longfin Ocellaris breeding project. At the time the review was written in late December, Sustainable had just…

The ultra rare Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus makes its 2013 year end debut

As the countdown for 2014 ticks closer with each passing day, the chances of seeing another industry’s first grows narrower and narrower. We’ve seen some incredible fish this year, even some never before seen species, and here’s another last minute…

Eastern Hulafish a Captive Bred Surprise from ORA

Trachinops taeniatus, the Eastern Hulafish, is the latest species-first in the marine breeding world to be claimed by ORA (Oceans Reefs & Aquariums). We have good reason to celebrate the introduction of this rarely available temperate fish as captive bred.…

Thieves in Ohio make away with all of Dirk’s equipment – $1,000 reward if found

While these certainly aren’t the stories we like hearing about or reporting, from time to time we learn about theft within the industry. This time, it hits pretty close to home. We were just informed that while on schedule to…

Longfin clownfish clinches title for “guppy of the marine aquarium”

While “Guppy of the Marine Aquarium” has long been a title bestowed upon the Banggai Cardinalfish, I’ve long felt that the true guppy of the marine aquarium world, with its ubiquity of hobbyist breeding and ever-increasing diversity of aberrant, non-wild…

Bali Aquarich shows off “Picasso / Galaxy” Tomato Clownfish

Moments ago, Bali Aquarich revealed yet another clownfish species with atypical markings.  This time, it’s the Tomato Clownfish, Amphiprion frenatus.  With so many unusual clownfish variants showing up in captive breedig populations, how is this fish any different? (more and…

Bali Aquarich teases first captive bred maze angelfish – updated

While much of the marine aquarium world was recuperating from MACNA 2013, Wen-Ping Su shared the latest news out of Bali Aquarich.  The official BING translation of the caption for this photo reads “24 days Maze Angelfish, has already passed…