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    No Captive Bred Angelfish from RCT in 2009

    RCT Interruptus – Photo by John Coppolino Ever since Frank Baensch took a break from Reef Culture Technologies there have been rumors now and then of a possible new batch coming. As much as I wish that were true, it is not. RCT is not ready to start breeding, and as of a few months […]

    RCT Interruptus – Photo by John Coppolino

    Ever since Frank Baensch took a break from Reef Culture Technologies there have been rumors now and then of a possible new batch coming. As much as I wish that were true, it is not. RCT is not ready to start breeding, and as of a few months ago the broodstock was not even ready or collected. Just before the New Year this message was put up on the RCT site:

    Reef Culture Technologies will not be producing fish in 2009.
    Please check back with us in 2010.

    Thank You.

    At least another year we wait, but it will be well worth it. 

    2 Comments

    1. Nicholas Sadaka
      February 5, 2009 at 1:21 PM | Permalink

      I wish there was a way to jumpstart the aquaculture trade. I’m very, very worried that a lot of experts are saying wild caught marine creatures might not be available much longer. It’s scary and depressing to think that might happen and we’ll be too ill prepared to maintain our wonderful hobby. That would absolutely break my heart. Then I really wouldn’t be able to afford to stay in the hobby.

    2. Matt S
      February 14, 2009 at 12:18 AM | Permalink

      I really agree. I’m surprised there isn’t anyone else who is breeding pygmy angels.

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