Captive bred

Biota Now Shipping Captive Bred Animals Direct To Consumer

Biota has just launched their new direct to consumer retail website. Now you can have a fully stocked reef tank with cultured and captive-bred animals. Biota offers over 130┬álivestock from fish to corals and invertebrates, something for every level of…

Watch: Professional Weedy Seadragon Trainer Ocean Reef Aquaculture Australia

Step inside the world of a professional weedy seadragon trainer! Ocean Reef Aquaculture Australia shared a video training their hand raised weedy seadragons to eat mysis shrimp. In the wild seadragons forage in seagrasses picking at amphipods and zooplankton. In…

The Quest to Create an Enormous School of Golden Sweepers

Aquamarine Fukushima, Japan, 2008: While doing a pre-tour before the Shanghai 7th IAC (International Aquarium Congress), we discovered a fascinating biotope aquarium, in which a school of several thousand of golden sweepers were swimming. Ten years and a tsunami later,…

France Oceanopolis, produces Ostorhinchus chrysopomus, the Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish

The Spotted-Gill Cardinalfish, Ostorhinchus chrysopomus, is not the most sexy, exotic fish for us Reef Tank Keepers. But I will disagree with this statement for few reasons: cardinalfish are nocturnal and live in schools, so they are a very attractive…

France’s Marineland Has Rare Captive Breeding of Coral Shrimpfish

As we approach the opening of MACNA 2019 which this year is dedicated to Aquaculture, there appears to be lots of news and announcement about new captive breeding successes. The Antibes Marineland located in South of France, has a long history…

Horniman’s ‘Lab Grown’ Tenuis Acros Are The REAL Limited Edition Corals!

For the last twenty years a certain subset of wild corals have been deemed to be ‘limited edition’, but since these come from the boundless ocean, how limited could they be? Well today we have what is perhaps one of…

Gramma dejongi Successfully Captive Bred!

If you’ve been reading Reef Builders for any length of time, you must know by now how illustrious Gramma dejongi is in the reef aquarium hobby. It’s recent discovery, scarcity, and provenance from a US-embargoed country all add up to a perfect…

Harlequin Shrimp Successfully Captive Raised by Aquatic Technology

Captive breeding generally tends to focus on desirable reef fish but let’s not forget that there’s some dedicated folks working to raise inverts too, not just corals. Last year we learned that the cleaner shrimp was successfully captive bred in…

Lightning Maroon Clownfish Are Cheap And Common Now

We knew this day would come, that we’d walk into a fish store, and see some lightning maroon clownfish offered up at affordable, double digit prices. It seems like just yesterday we we were writing about the first lightning maroon…

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture – Hardcover Textbook Now Available

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture The global trade of aquatic organisms for home and public aquariums, along with associated equipment and accessories, has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Aquaculture of marine ornamental species, still in its infancy, is recognized as a…