Of the thousands of marine ornamental species traded in the burgeoning aquarium trade, less than 10 percent are bred in captivity. The undesirable practice of collecting marine ornamentals from the wild results in a high mortality rate of captured organisms, noticeable depletion of less abundant species, and furthermore, the destruction of coral reefs around the world. Aquaculture reduces the aquarium trade’s dependency on wild caught organisms.
Culturing marine ornamentals is a lucrative and environmentally sound alternative to harvesting them from their reef habitat. Unfortunately, the practice ...Read More
Raising marine ornamentals in captivity principally is providing the right nutrition and environment for: Adults to produce quality eggs (Broodtock ...Read More
Coral reefs are complex and extremely variable ecosystems. Reef fishes have evolved a fascinating and diverse reproductive biology to maximize ...Read More
Much of my career has focused on developing breeding techniques for difficult-to-raise marine ornamental fish species. In 2001, I raised ...Read More
Marine ornamental culture has made considerable progress in recent years. About 330 marine ornamental fish species have been captive-bred as of 2017, ...Read More
Definitions of special application to fish larvae adhesive egg – an egg which adheres on contact to substrate material or other ...Read More