Ultra Coral Australia propagates Homophyllia from the bottom up

Captive propagation of Homophyllia australis isn’t as easy as many other corals. Being a single polyp LPS coral, cutting through it with a coral saw usually ends in its demise. They have been captive spawned recently but the methods remain…

Can We At Least Talk About Captive Breeding Defects?

If a farmer grows a certain quantity of produce like fruits or vegetables, they can’t reasonably expect that every single fruit will be of sellable quality. The same principle applies to farmers that cultivate livestock, or pet breeders that raise…

Coral Frag Garden Maintenance

When you are a collector like me, you will eventually be buying a lot of small frags of corals due to the lower cost and availability of imported corals these days. The challenge will be to grow these little nubs…

Our Best Look at the Captive Bred Purple Tangs

The purple tang, Zebrasoma xanthurum, is a celebrated marine aquarium fish and one of the most iconic endemic species in the Red Sea. Just a few short years after Rising Tide’s first breakthroughs with the related yellow tang, Bali Aquarich announced their…

Top 5 Saltwater Fish We Wish Were Domesticated

Once upon a time, successful captive breeding of marine fish was pretty much limited to clownfish and new successes were heralded as huge triumphs. Nowadays there’s announcements of new species culturing breakthroughs fairly regularly and these are usually fish that…

Aquatic Technology Also Raises Captive Bred Hawaiian Harlequin Shrimp

The Harlequin shrimp is one of the most fascinating crustaceans which is also great for even the smallest of nano reef tanks. As long as you can get past the part where they need to be fed starfish – it’s…

Not All Fish Are Cultured Equally

By: Michael Judson Ever since “captive bred” labels started popping up all over clownfish tanks, captive breeding has remained one of the flagship methods of reducing the ethical controversies plaguing the aquarium industry. Lessening what we take from the wild while…

Octopus Aquaculture A tour Of The Kanaloa Octopus Farm

When we were invited to take a tour of the Kanaloa Octopus Farm with the Kona Underwater Group in Hawaii, we were very excited to see what the Farm was doing with its research into such an enigmatic and mysterious…

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture – Hardcover Textbook Now Available

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture The global trade of aquatic organisms for home and public aquariums, along with associated equipment and accessories, has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Aquaculture of marine ornamental species, still in its infancy, is recognized as a…

What’s Your Aquascaping Rock of Choice?

Today’s marine aquarists have more options than ever before when it comes to the types of rock used to aquascape their tanks—from live rocks, whether aquacultured or wild-harvested, to all manner of dry rocks and even natural-looking man-made rocks. Each…