Captive bred

Biota Marine Successfully Raises Captive Bred Coral Beauty Angelfish

Coral Beauty angelfish are one of the most common species of Centropyge and finally, this iconic fish has been captive bred. In personal communication with Tom Bowling we knew that Biota Palau was working with some pre-settlement Coral Beauty larvae, but…

Biota’s Bristletail Filefish are TRAINED to Eat Aiptasia!

Bristletail filefish, Acreichthys tomentosus, is a well known reef fish that has a strong potential to eat Aiptasia and Majano pest anemones. Despite their long record, I’d actually never personally employed one for this purpose, opting instead for peppermint shrimp and/or copperband…

How propagation programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium impact outstanding visitor experience. IAC 2016

International Aquarium Congress 2016 | DAY 1 Randy Hamilton, Vice President of Husbandry at the Monterey Bay Aquarium spoke to the history of propagation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and how breakthroughs in Jellyfish, Cephalopods and Seahorse propagation has enabled…

Juggalo Clownfish is Becoming a Sensational New Strain

The Juggalo Clownfish is what we’re calling the nearly mature ‘Super DaVinci‘ clownfish first introduced by Sea & Reef Aquaculture. This clownfish was first displayed at MACNA 2015 last year with an official name ‘to be determined’, and while we…

Biota Aquariums launches Indiegogo campaign for new All-In-One Aquarium

Biota Aquariums has launched their new All-In-One marine aquarium system via Indiegogo. Customers who purchase a Biota Aquarium buy the full package; a 13.5 gallon tank, LED light, filter, hydrometer, thermometer, biological additive, live sand, cultured live rock, captive-raised fish,…

Captive Bred Potter’s Angelfish Proven Possible by Rising Tide

The Potter’s Angelfish is a gorgeous species of Centropyge which is endemic to the Hawaiian Island chain. While this fish is only collected in the Pacific Ocean, a recent captive breeding breakthrough may make this fish available from aquacultured sources in…

Captive Bred Mandarin Goby from Biota Aquariums

The mandarin goby is one of the most popular marine aquarium fish, unfortunately it is not the easiest fish to keep, and definitely not recommended for beginners. One way to make the iconic dragonet more accessible is to offer them…

Captive Bred Royal Grammas Coming Soon to Australia

The royal gramma is such a common and low profile fish, that news of this fish’s successful breeding may not register on the popularity radar. However if you are a fan of Gramma dejongi, or live in Australia, captive bred royal…

Yasha goby successfully captive bred by Rising Tide Conservation

The Yasha goby, Stonogobiops yasha, is one of the most beautiful and classic reef gobies and now they have been successfully captive bred. This weekend Rising Tide Conservation announced that they had just settled a pair of the iconic Yasha goby…

Black Lightning Clownfish from Alpha Aquaculture

The black lightning clownfish is a very interesting new strain of domestic clownfish which really got our attention at the LFS last weekend. We’ve been saying ‘lightning clownfish’ for so many years now, it is second nature to say ‘Lightning Maroon Clownfish’, but…