No one could have predicted this latest captive-breeding first, particularly since the White Damselfish, Dischistodus perspicillatus, isn’t even generally in the aquarium trade anyway! In fact, it is even a genus-level first for marine fish aquaculture and breeding success!
The hybrid Silver Streak Blenny is a new and interesting hybrid fang blenny created by marine fish breeder David Sowash.
Biota is excited to introduce another new aquacultured species from Biota Palau – a working sand-sifter goby called the Sleeper Banded Goby, Amblygobius phalaena.
The Buan Sand Goby isn’t normally seen in the aquarium trade, but new captive-bred offerings from Biota will bring this species into the spotlight. The species is found in the Western Pacific and is sometimes called the Buan Silt Goby in the literature.
via The Biota Group
Biota Palau is excited to introduce a new species to both…
Biota’s new captive-bred Cosmic Gobies (Eviota lachdeberei) are tiny, reef safe, and peaceful, making them the perfect reef citizens, and they even get along well with other nano goby species.
A few smaller test shipments of these aquacultured corals have already arrived in the United States and were distributed from the Biota Aquariums facility in Florida. Currently, Biota’s culture efforts are focused on Acorpora; hobbyists can expect varieties in several classic growth forms described as staghorn, bottlebrush, tabling, and bushy.
Damsels from the genus Neopomacentrus are perhaps a bit underrated, and the announcement of captive-breed offerings from Biota gives us another opportunity to talk about these Lyretail Damselfishes.
A breeding accomplishment first quietly noted in 2019, Biota recently issued a concise update on their efforts to bring captive-bred Pseudanthias pleurotaenia to market.
Working in partnership with Panama-based Bocas Mariculture, Biota Aquariums introduces a wave of new aquacultured fish, corals and invertebrates with a distinct Caribbean theme.
With the captive-breeding of the Red Coris Wrasse, Coris gaimard, Biota Aquariums adds one more captive-bred marine fish to 2019’s list of breakthroughs in the world of marine ornamental aquaculture.