Breaking news today out of Oceanic Institute – the Hawaiian endemic Potter’s Angelfish has been successful cultured for the first time.
A relatively small number of aquarists are viewing with growing concern the current publicity wave for the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie titled “Finding Dory” and featuring this fish: a Blue or Hippo Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus).
Whether we like it or not, aquaculture is absolutely a necessary component of a any aquarium trade we hope to see in the future.
Could the intentional pursuit of breeding hybrid dwarf angelfishes revitalize a lagging focal point of ornamental marine fish aquaculture?
Anti-Aquarium activists in Hawaii are using a new tactic in 2015, alleging that the collection and handling of reef fishes for the aquarium trade amounts to “cruel treatment”—but does this stand up to facts gathered by marine scientists?
Earlier this week, aquarium fisherman Jay Lovell pleaded not guilty in Hawaii to charges of “terroristic threatening” in a widely publicized altercation between Lovell and anti-aquarium activist Rene Umberger.
Is an Indo-Pacific lionfish loose in the tropical Atlantic really a problem?
Some environmental groups are, in fact, calling for bans on the harvest of reef fishes and invertebrates—bans that could be enforced by import restrictions imposed by importing countries, especially in North America and Europe.