Captive bred

Sustainable Aquatics shows off Longfin Ocellaris pair at MACNA

With a whirl of new products, ideas and people hitting MACNA 2014 this year, it’s a little easy to get lost on what to look out for and where. If you are planning to head down for MACNA, be sure…

The odd clownfish pair that spawned the Black Photon strain

While perusing some of our old videos we came across a feature of the odd clownfish pair that spawned the now-infamous Black Photon Clownfish strain. While visiting Dr. Joshi more than six years ago, we had the chance to meet…

Captive-bred scribbled angelfish are already flowing to Quality Marine

Scribbled angelfish are one of the iconic aquarium fish of Australia and it has long been the most popularly kept member of the genus Chaetodontoplus. Finally, the scribbled angelfish is the latest species to get the captive bred treatment from Bali…

Captive Bred Mandarins Return…But Only for a Moment

After Scott Fellman’s well-written rant surrounding the explanation and loss of ORA Mandarin Dragonet production, the collective breeding world pretty much wrote off seeing captive-bred Synchiropus spp. for the foreseeable future. I echoed Fellman’s sentiments recently in my own story…

Attend the MBI Workshop, get your own Lightning Maroon Clownfish

The Marine Breeding Initiative wants to give you a Lightning Maroon Clownfish. That’s right. We are not fooling. The Lightning Maroon Clownfish was almost too good to be true when discovered back in 2008 and thanks to hobbyists like Matt Pedersen and…

O-‘By-The-Way’-RA: Did you notice the OTHER new captive bred fish?

Yeah…we’ve know about this one for a year, and yes, they kept it on the down-low from the general public.  Casually mentioned within ORA’ s announcement of the first captive-breeding of Priolepsis cincta, is the “oh by the way” recognition of…

ORA cracks into breeding the Priolepis Goby genus

Hobbyist aquarium breeders have been tinkering with gobies of the genus Priolepis for at least a decade now, and based on my own personal experience with P. hipoliti (the Rusty Goby), they are downright challenging to keep alive past 24…

Bali Aquarich Shows Off Batavianus Zebra Batfish, Captive-Bred

Get ready for a big tank! Personally, I’ve never seen Platax batavianus, often called the Zebra Batfish, offered for sale before, but that will likely change. Bali Aquarich has just announced their success with breeding and rearing this striking species. Given…

The longfin black darwin ocellaris clownfish is real! (video)

Not only is the longfin clownfish from Sea & Reef Aquaculture a real fish, but we’ve also got the video to prove it. The real April Fool’s joke of yesterday’s posting of only the second known longfin clownfish to be…

Longfin clownfish discovered among Sea & Reef’s black Darwin Ocellaris

Longfin clownfish are still the white buffalo of the captive breeding world and now it looks like we’ll be seeing longfin clownfish from the black Darwin ocellaris. The Longfin Darwin Ocellaris was found by one of Sea & Reef Aquaculture’s…