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.
The most exciting aspect of Perini’s beautiful reef aquarium is the example it offers; you don’t need to have a massive aquarium and a limitless budget to create a breathtaking living coral reef display in your home.
Join Andrew Sandler and Rachid Stoury as they travel to Florida and join Justin Zimmerman, SeaWorld supervisor for the Florida Coral Rescue Center (FCRC). Take an exclusive, VIP tour showcasing efforts to create a genetic repository and propagate corals to reestablish some of Florida’s most endangered corals, some of which Zimmerman classifies as effectively “functionally extinct.”
The recent, brief exportation of the Oman Clownfish, Amphiprion omanensis, paved the way for one of the elusive, increasingly rare opportunities to breed a clownfish species for the first time. This week, Tom Verhoeven at De Jong Marinelife in Spijk, Gelderland, Netherlands, has claimed victory in this exclusive race.
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!