Cultured pipefish are raised on prepared, often frozen meaty foods, eliminating the old requirement of offering live foods for successful husbandry.
Banded Pipefish (Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus), have been a staple pipefish offering for years, however, aquacultured pipefish are still quite rare.
Reefsicle is a low-tech and versatile approach to slowly feeding frozen foods to an aquarium over the course of the day.
Aquarium Des Lagons in New Caledonia has successfully captive bred Dunckerocampus chapmani, and they’re now available exclusively at Quality Marine.
2016 brought landmark accomplishments including the first captive-bred Pacific Blue Tangs, Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses, two more butterflyfish species, the rare Flathead Perch, and bountiful offerings of Yasha Ray Gobies. Much more awaits inside.
A pictorial review covering most of the marine and reef aquarium displays at the 2016 Aquatic Experience – Chicago.
Of special note, 2015 marked the first documented success with a butterflyfish, two wrasse species, and a surgeonfish— all of which represent groups of tremendous potential interest to the aquarium trade. We’ve published the full list of captive-bred species online this year, and all the new additions are listed here.