CITES and Seahorses – Why What Happened at Steinhart, (Kinda) Stays at Steinhart
Will the private aquarist be able to buy a captive-bred pygmy seahorse?
CORAL Featured Video: The Tiniest Seahorses
A fabulous must-see video by CORAL photographers Denise Nielsen Tackett and Larry Tackett posted by Wakatobi Dive Resort
Ocean Nutrition Brings Sep-Art Brine Shrimp to the U.S.
Available in Europe for years, this innovative, tried-and-true product for hatching and gathering shell-free baby Brine Shrimp (Artemia nauplii) is finally available to customers in the U.S.!
The Marine Aquariums and Reef Tanks of Global Pet Expo 2020
A pictorial rundown of saltwater display aquariums created for the Orlando, Florida Expo at the of February.
ORA Resumes Captive-Bred Dragonet Offerings
Pioneering the first commercial offerings of captive-bred Dragonets in the US, ORA was once again showing off captive-bred Scotter Blennies, Green and Spotted Mandarins at the 2020 Global Pet Expo.
CORAL Magazine’s Captive-Bred Marine Fish Species List for 2019
Our annual accounting of captive-bred marine aquarium fishes adds 37 species to the list. Tal Sweet and Matt Pedersen break down another exciting year in the world of marine ornamental aquaculture.
CORAL Magazine Excerpt: The Aquarium Ark
Can marine aquarists provide a safety net for endangered species and aquatic diversity? We first examined this question in the May/June 2012 edition of CORAL Magazine.
Starry Goby Successfully Bred by Biota
Asterropteryx semipunctata, newly released as captive-bred, is a charming little teal-spotted goby that’s ideal for small marine aquariums with passive tankmates.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
New Ocean-Inspired Designs from Walt Smith says:[…] over 5 years ago, at the tail end of 2017, Fiji’s government unilaterally banned coral exports, leaving WSI with nothing more than fish and invertebrates to send to customers around the globe. […]
CORAL New Issue “FREE THE FISHES” Inside Look says:[…] of Contents for the May/June 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online. “Is keeping a marine aquarium morally right? Is it ethically correct? Is it something we can […]
Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.