The Quest to Create an Enormous School of Golden Sweepers

Aquamarine Fukushima, Japan, 2008: While doing a pre-tour before the Shanghai 7th IAC (International Aquarium Congress), we discovered a fascinating biotope aquarium, in which a school of several thousand of golden sweepers were swimming. Ten years and a tsunami later,…

Cuteness Overload while Touring Bali Aquarich

Since I live in Bali, only three hours drive from the best ornamental marine fish breeder in the world, I get to visit him on a regular basis. Mr. Wen-Ping Su has been breaking the news of all aquarium related…

Thailand’s Atoll Farm Latest To Successfully Breed Pygmy Angelfish

Captive breeding of saltwater fish has really entered a golden age in recent years with more and new species being aquacultured than ever before. We can still remember a time when any saltwater fish breeding beyond clownfish was huge news, but…

Baby Nautilus Born at Toba Aquarium, Japan

Nautilus area free swimming group of shelled cephalopods that are beyond bizarre in their appearance, even when compared to other marine life. Large adult Nautilus can grow to ten inches in diameter, and their shells have been used as ornamentation…

Marcia’s Anthias Successfully Captive Bred in India

Anthias are some of the most visible small marine fish of tropical coral reef environments and many of them are also very popular in reef aquariums. The genus Pseudanthias particularly includes many of the smaller, aquarium-suitable species and aquaculture researchers recently…

Visit To The Biota Aquariums Headquarters (Video)

The last few years have seen an explosion of new marine fish being captive bred and Biota Aquariums is an important part of the vanguard. In association with Biota Palau where many new fish have been captive bred, or brought…

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…

Looking Forward To The Future Of The Aquarium Hobby

Things I’m Looking Forward To While going through some old books and magazines I came across a poster for MACNA from over twenty years ago, it made me laugh as the topic of my talk was “The Future of the…

Harlequin Shrimp Successfully Captive Raised by Aquatic Technology

Captive breeding generally tends to focus on desirable reef fish but let’s not forget that there’s some dedicated folks working to raise inverts too, not just corals. Last year we learned that the cleaner shrimp was successfully captive bred in…

How Coral Beauty Angelfish Are Made

The Coral Beauty Angelfish is one of the most beautiful small fishes on the coral reef, Its purple color ranges from deep blue to magenta, with rippling bars that contrast boldly with its golden orange body color. These features makes…