Captive bred

First video of the Peacekeeper Maroon Clownfish

The Peacekeeper maroon clownfish took the world by storm when it was revealed a few weeks ago, and as you might expect we now have the follow-up video to back up this fish’s awesomeness and authenticity. First bred and reared…

Reef Builders Prediction – Captive Bred Butterflyfish by the end of 2014!

It has been a long time coming, but just as we see aquaculturists banging hard on the door, demanding to be let in on the secrets of captive-bred Tangs, so too we see the captive-breeding barrier being approached from every…

The Show Episode 2: Jake talks with Matt Pedersen about Clownfish

A short while ago we had the chance to hang out with Matt Pedersen, at his house, to pick his brain over a few days, enjoy his decent sized fish room and to talk about all things captive bred, and…

Fisheye Aquaculture Introduces First Captive-Bred Smallmouth Grunts

It started with “Grunt Breeding 101” by Rising Tide and Dr. Wittenrich in 2012, who demonstrated how the smaller schooling species of Haemulon species. The techiniques used were adopted by Fisheye Aquaculture, who quickly announced their introduction of captive-bred French…

Yellow tang ‘Breeding Barrier’ is under attack

It has been well over a decade since Yellow Tang breeding research began at the Oceanic Institute in Hawaii (OI), with many folks along the way making progress on tang breeding in general. When it comes to Yellow Tangs, the…

Peace Keeper Maroon Clownfish is a stunning new strain of Premnas

The Peace Keeper Maroon Clownfish is an exciting new strain of Premnas biaculeatus from Captive-Bred, an ornamental fish breeding company based in Israel. Following in the footsteps of the Lightning, Goldflake and Gold Nugget maroon clownfishes, the Peace Keeper Maroon is…

First generation lightning maroon clownfish are developing into stunning fish

Several weeks ago, we had the chance to travel to the edge of the Earth, also known as Duluth to Minnesotans. We undertook the voyage through the treacherous Snowpacalypse Vortex III in order to finally lay our own eyes on…

ORA’s Electric Indigo Dottyback – New Take On A Hybrid

We tried, oh how we tried, but on this one, Dustin Dorton’s lips are sealed.  The “Electric Indigo Dottyback” is clearly something different and unique, and is the latest in a string of debuts from ORA in early 2014. So…

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…

Jaguar Gobies are ORA’s latest Captive-Bred Introduction

ORA appears to have claimed the first “species first” for 2014, announcing today their accomplishments breeding the Jaguar Goby, Gobiopsis quinquecincta. That said, based on the timing and details, ORA has been sitting quietly on this success for several months, at…