Quality Marine has played a key role in establishing an overseas commercial aquaculture farm over a decade ago, dedicated to breeding and rearing Banggai Cardinalfish. Without the volume of U.S. imports of Banggai Cardinalfish, which account for the majority of the output from aquaculture operations abroad, those operations will cease production of the species, which will likely shutter their businesses, further pressuring wild populations as the only available sources for the species.
Aquarium exporters in the Cook Islands delivered a treasure trove of exceedingly rare aquarium fish to Los Angeles-based importer and wholesaler Quality Marine.
Cultured pipefish are raised on prepared, often frozen meaty foods, eliminating the old requirement of offering live foods for successful husbandry.
These aquacultured Holothuria fuscopunctata are accustomed to captive conditions, eating processed foods and conditioned to human interaction.
After a multi-year absence, captive-bred Wideband Clownfish, Amphiprion latezonatus, make a triumphant return to the marketplace.