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…

RARE Platinum Gramma Dejongi Variant Already Sold on LiveAquaria

The Platinum Gramma dejongi is not only the first captive bred variant of a gramms, it’s also the only one we know of for all basslets. The highly desirable Gramma dejongi from Cuba has had a wild ride over the…

Captive Bred Gramma dejongi now Available from Biota

The common royal gramma is one of our all time favorite fish which is why we were completely captivated when a new, much rarer species was discovered nearly ten years ago. In the intervening decade we have practically worshipped Gramma…

Biota Palau Acquires Rare Abei Angelfish Broodstock!

The Abei Angelfish is one of the rarest and most elusive species of pygmy angelfish in the world. The very few specimens ever collected, mostly out of Australia, sold for astronomical, five-digit sums but a trio of recently collected specimens…

Take The Reef Quiz For A Chance To Win A Biota Aquarium

Our friends over at Biota Aquariums have a great Reef quiz to teach your kids about life on the coral reef – and while you’re at it you’ll have a chance to win one of their smart, all-in-one saltwater aquariums. Biota has…