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.
James once wrote, “the marine trade and hobby is a force for good, for educating others and for helping protect coral reef ecosystems and resources.” Thank you all for being part of this force for good. Long may it stay that way.
A preview of articles and images in the just-published issue of CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine, July/August 2023.
The aquarists at Inter-Fish Pty Ltd (Inter-Fish) have smashed through the final frontier of Goniopora husbandry, revealing their success in creating sexually propagated (captive-bred) Gonipora corals for the first time in aquarium history. CORAL Magazine discussed this breakthrough with Don Gilson, Principle and Managing Director, and Dr. Luchang Shao, General Manager and Lead Coral Spawning Scientist at Inter-Fish.