If deformed fish begin to enter the marketplace more frequently will it affect the good name and future sale of captive raised fish or will it actually become a more desirable product?
After finding success breeding the Green Mandarin Dragonet, Matthew L. Wittenrich targets the sister species, the Spotted Dragonet, Synchiropus picturatus.
When experimenting with breeding marine fishes, the anticipation and excitement grows while waiting to see the tiny larvae grow into something that resembles the adult form.
Aquarists interested in propagating marine aquarium fishes have taken a special interest in copepods for their superior nutritional quality and appeal to delicate marine fish larvae. But, with over 14,000 described species of copepods choosing an ideal candidate for culture can be a daunting challenge.
Matthew L. Wittenrich documents the successful captive breeding and rearing of the Psychedelic or Green Mandarin Dragonet, Synchiropus splendidus.