My Research

Fish Breeding, Larval Fish and more… Commercial propagation of marine ornamentals is not an easy task and is complicated by biological and economical constraints. Many…My Research was last modified: April 18th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfishes

The diminutive, hardy and brilliantly colored pygmy or dwarf angels (genus Centropyge) are the most heavily traded angelfishes in the aquarium hobby today. The genus is the…Pygmy Angelfishes was last modified: April 13th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfish Breeding

Broodstock Conditioning Breeding Potential The breeding potential of Centropyge is excellent. Not only are they small, hardy and easily paired but those species that adapt…Pygmy Angelfish Breeding was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfish Captive Care

Suitable Species Most Centropyge species make great aquarium additions, some even to reef tanks. In my experience the Flame, Lemonpeel, Coral Beauty, Fisher’s, Shepard’s (C. shepardi) and…Pygmy Angelfish Captive Care was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by frank baensch

Pygmy Angelfish Biology

Distribution and Habitat Pygmy angelfishes inhabit the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Ocean, with the majority (approximately 16) occurring in…Pygmy Angelfish Biology was last modified: April 9th, 2018 by frank baensch

Black-lipped Butterflyfish Breeding

Butterflyfishes are mostly small, conspicuously colorful reef fishes with deep, laterally compressed bodies and small mouths. The family comprises 130 species in 11 genera. They primarily feed on benthic invertebrates, especially coral polyps. The striking chromatic patterns make butterflyfishes very…

Ornate Wrasse Breeding

Wrasses are a large and diverse group of mostly brightly colored, carnivorous reef fishes, comprising 82 genera and over 600 species. They occur in tropical to semi-temperate waters worldwide but are mainly found on shallow coral reefs. They are typically…

Hawaiian Squirrelfish Larval Rearing

Holocentrids are nocturnal, large-eyed, typically reddish, small to moderate sized fishes, comprising 8 genera and 83 species. During the day, they typically remain hidden in crevices, caves, or under ledges at depths from the shoreline to 100 m (330 ft).…