Biota Breeds Blackcap Basslets – We Interview the Breeder

When Biota announced that they had successfully bred the Blackcap basslet, Gramma melacara, we were keen to find out more. Larviculture specialist Todd Gardner filled us in with all the details: Can you Blackcap basslets in pairs or groups in…

Biota Announces Captive-Bred Convict Tangs

Biota has announced the latest species to be added to their captive-bred saltwater fish portfolio, the Convict Tang, Acanthurus triostegus. Widespread in nature and widely available and cheap in the aquarium trade, these striking algae grazers often struggle when first…

Captive-bred Emperor Angelfish are Now Available 

The Biota Group has announced that they are now selling captive-bred Emperor angels, Pomacanthus imperator. Bred by Mr. Wen-Ping Su of Bali Aquarich in Indonesia, the man who bought us fish such as the Yurple Tang has also unlocked the…

Biota Unveils Captive Bred Potter’s Angelfish

The Biota Group has unveiled its newest offering, captive-bred Potters angelfish! We are so excited to see this new species come to market. Potter’s angels unmistakable coloration and patterns never cease to amaze, coupled with their curious personalities, they’ll bring…

Biota offer cultured coral alternative from permit-restricted Palau

Most aquarium hobbyists in the United States today have never seen hard coral from Palau. Palau’s national congress passed the Marine Protection Act of 1994 which restricted hard coral exports, and starting in 1997, the MPA stated that only citizens…

Captive Bred Yellow Tangs are Now a Much More Reasonable Price

For decades yellow tangs have been ambassadors to the world of saltwater aquariums and many tanks have had this colorful yellow spade as the signature fish of the reef life. This iconic fish was once commonly available at aquarium stores…

Biota Now Shipping Captive Bred Animals Direct To Consumer

Biota has just launched their new direct to consumer retail website. Now you can have a fully stocked reef tank with cultured and captive-bred animals. Biota offers over 130 livestock from fish to corals and invertebrates, something for every level of…

Biota Swallowtail Angelfish is Growing up into a Beauty!

It’s been almost half a year since we first received our captive bred Biota Swallowtail Angelfish and we’ve been wanting to tell you about how this little fish has really captured our attention. Of all the angelfish groups, the swallowtails sometimes…

Milletseed Butterflyfish Captive Bred by Biota Aquariums

The millet seed butterflyfish, Chaetodon miliaris, is a common and very abundant reef fish of Hawaii that is now available captive bred from Biota Aquariums. The milletseed butterflyfish is very hardy but should be even better adapted to aquarium life…

Top 5 Reasons to Love Biota’s Rabbitfish in a Reef Tank

We’re not sure what it is about the rabbitfish but we’ve always had a soft spot for these common and hardy aquarium fish in our aquariums. Their unique shape, docile behavior, and friendly personality has always endeared them to earn…