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Available Again: Captive-bred Cleaner Wrasse

It has been years since the first captive-bred cleaner wrasses were created, by accident, during an angelfish-rearing effort at Bali Aquarich. Now, captive-bred Cleaner Wrasses are here again and available in very limited quantities via larval-rearing efforts at Biota’s Hawaii facilities.

07 Oct 2:01 PM 0 Read More...

What You Missed at MACNA 2022: Impressive Fish

MACNA never seems to disappoint in the fish department. Mostly, it’s whatever the latest captive-breeding breakthrough has been, but importers often like to showcase highly-coveted rarities, a bit of “flexing”…

30 Sep 3:58 PM 0 Read More...

What You Missed at MACNA 2022: The Trade Show

While many marine aquarium events draw in retailer participation, MACNA is often the pinnacle of manufacturer presence and new product releases, just as aquarium retailers see the start of the busy fall season.

23 Sep 1:02 PM 0 Read More...

Boxing Shrimps: Genus Stenopus

Banded Coral Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, in classic upside-down pose. Image: Scott W. Michael

THE ENIGMATIC BOXING SHRIMPGENUS STENOPUS

Crustaceans in the Shadows

by Scott W. Michael

CORAL MagazineSeptember/October 2020

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Ajendran, R., Saini, M. Dua, S., Saini, D., Kumar, D., Yadav, P.S. and Sleokar, N.L., 2019. Infestation of bopyrid isopod parasite (Bopyridae) on ‘coral banded…

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Friday Photospread: MASNA’s Aquatic Expo, 2022

We look back at the first-ever Aquatic Expo, hosted by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America. The convention and show was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 2-3, 2022. The event was unique for MASNA in that it sought to include the freshwater side of the aquarium hobby.

22 Apr 1:20 PM 1 Read More...

Florida Tropical Fish Farms Generate $172 Million For Florida Economy in 2021

Through a first-of-its-kind survey, UF/IFAS has shown that tropical fish farmers bring over $172 million in sales to Florida’s economy in 2021.

16 Apr 2:06 AM 1 Read More...

Initial Impressions of MASNA’s First-Ever Aquatic Expo

Just under a week ago, aquarists came together at the first-ever Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) Aquatic Expo, held in Atlanta, Georgia. For some in attendance, it was the first aquatic event they had ever experienced, For others, it may have been the first time that old friends have seen each other, face to face, in years.

08 Apr 11:59 AM 1 Read More...

Nitrification in Marine Aquaria – Part 1

Timothy A. Hovanec, Ph.D. provides a fresh, up-to-date, modern understanding of nitrification in the marine and reef aquarium in this multi-part series.

24 Feb 2:10 PM 5 Read More...

Marine Breeding: Fangblennies Are Great First Fishes

If you want to try your hand at breeding marine fish, the fangblennies may be the ideal choice for every aspiring marine ornamental fish breeder. Find out why.

30 Dec 12:31 PM 0 Read More...

COVID Pivot at the Marine Science Magnet High School

The Marine Science Magnet High School (MSMHS, Groton, CT) met the challenge of teaching students during the COVID pandemic head-on. In partnership with Mystic Aquarium and the support of Connecticut Sea Grant, MSMHS Aquaculture Teacher Eric Litvinoff conceptualized and delivered an innovative model to keep his kids’ hands wet while learning about aquatic husbandry in a hybrid teaching model.  

23 Sep 12:25 PM 0 Read More...