Adam Blundell, M.S. |
The reef aquarium hobby has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent years. Efforts to provide captive-raised fish and aquacultured corals are coming full circle. Hobbyists today have a great opportunity (some would say responsibility) to purchase eco-friendly livestock. Maricultured corals (those propagated and grown in nurseries) and captive-raised corals (those grown from fragments of other corals in captivity) are becoming ever-popular.
Mass propagation of tank-raised and tank-bred marine fish is still in its infancy, but the quality and health of captive-grown fish can’t be denied. There is simply no reason to not buy these animals. In order to provide captive-bred fish in large quantities, additional breeding facilities will be needed. One amazing facility that is gaining attention for its success in captive-bred marine fish is Seabase — and you can visit and even snorkel with the fish there.
Want to read the full story? Pick up the April 2012 issue of Aquarium Fish International today.
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