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…

Captive raised maze angels land at Quality Marine

The maze angelfish, Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus, is one of the elusive species of large marine angels that we’ve been particularly obsessed with for quite sometime. To make up for practically never seeing any specimens in the country, we’ve frequently shared amazing…

LiveAquaria offering completes the saga of the world’s first captive bred clarion angelfish

The first ever captive bred clarion angelfish is such a special fish, we’ve tracked it from the initial post larval successes, to its birthplace, and all around the world as this historic fish changed hands a number of times. The…

The real Odontanthias chrysostictus from Indonesia is only the second specimen we’ve seen so far

Having recently untangled the confusing web spun by the three highly similar Odontanthias species, we are now able to look at things with a fresh slate and a brand new perspective. Here’s a looker worth a few minutes of your…

Differentiating the befuddling trio: Odontanthias chrysostictus, O. katayamai and O. tapui

For a long time, the confusion between Odontanthias chrysostictus, O. katayamai as well as O. tapui has afflicted many. We’ve made the mistake of wrongly identifying these fishes in the past as well. We hope to straighten out the mistakes…

Recapping a Memorable MACNA 2013

Warm ocean breezes, an opulent venue, fascinating and informative presentations by distinguished speakers, and innovative and engaging vendor displays all combined to make MACNA 2013, held August 30-September 1 at the luxurious Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida,…

Quality Marine brings aquacultured Clarion Angel to US market

The beautiful Clarion angelfish is coming to the US market thanks to Quality Marine getting ahold of aquacultured specimens from Bali Aquarich. The Bali Aquarich team raised the fish to a size where they would be hardy enough for shipping…

Score One for Sustainability: Clarion Angelfish Aquacultured

Here at Saltwater Smarts, promoting sustainability in the saltwater-aquarium hobby is a major component of our mission. In keeping with that objective, we encourage hobbyists to choose captive-bred fishes and invertebrates over wild-caught specimens whenever possible. Captive-bred fishes have much…

MACNA will debut some Fantastic new speakers this year

MACNA, being the ultimate marine and reef aquarium event on the planet, inherently showcases some of the world’s best marine aquarium talent with leading authors and professionals from across the hobby-industry. This year FMAS has really made a push to…