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    Lacey Liopropoma Larva

    Believe it or not, this drawing is of a complete 18.5mm Liopropoma sp. larva collected in the Gulf of California. It was the first complete Liopropoma larva found in the Eastern Pacific and documented in a research paper from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México. Researchers suspect this larval fish is L. fasciatum, but […]

    Dutch Government Backed Coral Nursery to Launch

    The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and aquarium company EcoDeco BV have teamed up to create one of the most promising aquaculture plans to date. Tim Wijgerde of Coral Science writes, “Soon, a small-scale coral nursery will be established near Utrecht, The Netherlands, with two test systems having a total volume of 33,600 liters (8,842 USG). […]

    Atlantic Reef Aquaculture’s Reusable Shipping Containers

    Just last week I had a chat with a few friends about cleaner, reusable ways to ship and transport corals. Much like we use reusable bags for grocery shopping, reusable containers for aquacultured corals (at a retail & hobbyist level) will eventually happen. Specimen containers have recently rose in popularity to transport frags, but check […]

    Urban Aquaculture, A Local Answer to Sustainable Seafood?

    The latest trend for the environmental sustainability has been to bring food sources closer to densely populated areas, e.g. cities. I am academically trained in finance and economics, as such I am a big proponent of specialization leading to simple economies of scale. For urban food programs like this to be successful they must make […]

    New Study Highlights Captive Breeding of Angelfish

    A new study published in June’s Aquaculture Research shines light on the captive breeding of Pomacanthids. Specifically the Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus) detailing the first spawning of the species observed in captivity and subsequent rearing attempts with different feeds. Although the longest the larvae lasts was 17 days, it shows the importance of food size […]