On hiatus since 2019, CORAL Magazine’s accounting of captive-bred marine aquarium fishes returns, adding 70 species to the 2023 list. Tal Sweet and Matt Pedersen break down several astonishing years of of marine ornamental aquaculture during the pandemic.
Within the confines of this relatively small space, three unique individuals from different walks of life have joined forces to meet the needs of the marine aquarium industry at a scale not yet seen within the trade. Their first shipments of aquacultured Centropyge angelfish have just been completed to select wholesalers and aquarium retailers in the U.S. and Europe, and this is just the start.
Inter-Fish PTY LTD in Australia succeeded in breeding Goniopora corals for the first time in captivity! Interesting visually-chimeric polyps and colonies of mixed phenotypes are just some of the surprises that are showing up in the offspring.
After weathering the Covid Pandemic, and struggling to find its footing in the aftermath, MASNA wound up canceling this year’s Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) which was planned for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hobbyists and the aquarium industry alike have wondered whether the organization’s tenure had come to an end. The current leadership says no, and we’re all about to learn what’s next for MASNA. Matt Pedersen discussed the future of MASNA and MACNA with its President, Travis Knorr.
CORAL’s new publisher, Aquatic Media Press, is pleased to welcome three new members to CORAL’s editorial staff.