The best MACNA ever is less than four weeks away

The 2014 MACNA committee, of which we are part, has been working its tail off for the better part of two years to put on the Mile High MACNA in Denver Colorado. In that time we have been extremely diligent in organizing…

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…

MACNA schedule and full speaker lineup announced and online

The Mile High MACNA in Denver this year is shaping up to be very rich on content as evidenced by a prodigious list of speaker presentations. MACNA has just released the final lineup of speakers which not only will include…

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…

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…

Cycloseris boschmai is the smallest free living disc coral to date

There’s a new species of Cycloseris on the block and this one is distinguished by how small it remains. Growing up to only two inches (50mm) in diameter, Cyloseris boschmai was recently, finally described after more than three decades of…

2013 Marine Breeder’s Year in Review part 2

This is the second part of our annual Marine Breeder’s Year in Review, part 1 can be seen here.  4th Annual Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI) Breeder’s Workshop To say it’s been a busy year is an understatement, so much so…

Hybrid and xanthic triggerfish that you’ll never forget

Hybrid triggerfish are exceptionally rare but as we keep an eye out for these kind of things, here’s a story on some hybrid clown triggerfish. After viewing several reviews on super rare fish that came by the end of the…

2013 Marine Breeder’s Year in Review

It’s the 4th annual installment of the Marine Breeder’s Year in Review (see past installments at 2010, 2011a, 2011b, and 2012) and frankly, it’s been an interesting if not arguably “slow” year for a change, and yet I’ll probably write more…

Reef-Friendly Resolutions for 2014

Happy New Year to all our salty friends around the world! Chris and I wish you and your loved ones the very best in 2014. We’d also like to express our sincere gratitude for the support you’ve given us since…