News & Notes

Andy Schmidt, San Francisco Bay Brand President, Passes at 68

It is with great sadness that I am writing to let all know that Andy (Andreas) Schmidt passed away on 12/30/2021 at his home in Russia. Many will miss him as President of San Francisco Bay Brand, friend, mentor, husband, and brother.

05 Jan 3:10 PM 2 Read More...

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for PUFF

Aquarists may enjoy following a baby Valentini Pufferfish, through its first year of life on the Great Barrier reef in the new documentary “PUFF: Wonders of the Reef”, coming December 16, 2021, to Netflix.

24 Nov 2:29 PM 0 Read More...

Bertram Adds Ecotech Marine To Portfolio

It has been rumored since late September 2021, that Ecotech Marine had also been bought up by Bertram Capital, but nothing official was released until November 2nd, 2021.

02 Nov 1:11 PM 0 Read More...

Australian Scientists at Monsoon Aquatics Breed Scolys!

What’s better than finding an amazing master Scoly? Successfully spawning one! Scientists working at Monsoon Aquatics in the the Bundaberg, Australia facility have successfully produced captive-bred Homophyllia australis!

18 Oct 11:28 PM 2 Read More...

U.K. Scientists Spawn and Settle Scolys!

Still known to many aquarium hobbyists simply as Scolies or Scolys due to their former placement in the genus Scolymia, the captive-breeding of this highly-prized large polyp stony coral from Australia was once simply a daydream. It’s time to wake up and face a new reality with the first successful captive propagation of Homophyllia australis.

17 Oct 10:42 PM 2 Read More...