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Save the Hobby with Captive Breeding

Supplement to the 2009 Marine Fish & Reef annual article Save the Hobby with Captive Breeding.

By Tim Hayes

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This is not an exhaustive list of marine fish that have been raised in captivity. Rather, this is an ongoing compilation, and I’d welcome knowledge of additional species that have been raised in captivity. It ignores seahorses and elasmobranches and is not referenced.

Carpet Eel Blenny — (Congrogadus subduscens)

Sygnathids (excluding seahorses)

Dwarf pipefish — (Doryrhamphus excisus)

Diadem Dottyback (Pseudochromis diadema)
Golden Dottyback (P. fuscus)
Neon Dottyback (P. aldabraensis)
Orchid Dottyback (P. fridmani)
Redhead Dottyback (P. dilectus)
Springer’s Dottyback (P. springeri)
Striped Dottyback (P. sankeyi)
Sunrise Dottyback (P. flavivertix)
*Bluelined Dottyback (P. cyanotaenia)
*Flame Dottyback (Cypho purpurascens)
*Flamehead Dottyback (P. steenei)
*Olive Dottyback (P. olivaceus)
*Splendid Dottyback (Manonicthys splendens)

Blackcap Basslet (Gramma melacara)
Royal Gramma (G. loreto)

Assesors and Comets
Yellow Assesor (Assessor flavissimus)
Blue Assesor (A. macneilli)
Comet (Calloplesiops altivelis)

Yellowhead Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)

Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
Blue-eye Cardinal (Apogon compressus)
Blue-streak Cardinal (A. leptacanthus)
Pajama Cardinal (Sphaeramia nematoptera)

Pilotfish (Gnathanodon speciosus)

Emperor Snapper — (Lutjanus sebae)

Half Moon Angelfish — (Pomacanthus maculosus)
French Angel — (Pomacanthus paru)

Dwarf Angelfish
Fisher’s Angelfish — (Centropyge fisheri)
Lemonpeel Angelfish — (Centropyge flavissimus)
Flame Angelfish — (Centropyge loriculus)
Multicolor Angelfish — (Centropyge multicolor)
Japanese Pygmy Angelfish — (Centropyge interruptus)
Resplendent Angelfish — (Centropyge resplendens)
Colins Angelfish — (Centropyge colini)
Multibarred Angelfish —(Paracentropyge multifasciatus)
Bandit Angelfish — (Apolemichthys arcuatus)
Debelius Angelfish — (Centropyge debelius)
(The above lists dwarf angelfishes spawned by Frank Baensch at RCT.)

Allard’s Clown — (Amphiprion alardi)
Australian Clownfish — (Amphiprion rubrocinctus)
Clark’s Clownfish — (Amphiprion clarkii)
Coral Sea Clownfish — (Amphiprion melanopus)
False Percula — (Amphiprion ocellaris)
Fire Clownfish — (Amphiprion ephippium)
Gold-Stripe Maroon Clownfish — (Premnas biaculeatus)
Orange Skunk Clownfish — (Amphiprion sandaracinos)
Pink Skunk Clownfish — (Amphiprion periderion)
Saddleback Clownfish — (Amphiprion polymnus)
Tomato Clownfish — (Amphiprion frenatus)
True Percula Clownfish — (Amphiprion percula)
Two-Banded Clownfish — (Amphiprion bicinctus)
*Barrier Reef Clownfish — (A. akindynos)
*Blue-stripe Clownfish — (A.chrysopterus)
*Rose Skunk Clownfish — (A. nigripes)
*Skunk Clownfish — (A. akallopisos)
*Three Band Clownfish — (A. tricinctus)

Domino Damsel — (Dascyllus trimaculatus)
Undescribed Amglyphididon species
Convict Blenny — (Pholidichthys leucotaenia)

Black-lined Fang Blenny — (Meiacanthus nigrolineatus)
Bundoon Blenny — (Meiacanthus bundoon)
Canary Blenny — (Meiacanthus ovalaunensis)
Disco Blenny — (Meiacanthus smithi)
Flametail Blenny — (Enchelyurus flavipe)
Forktail Blenny — (Meiacanthus atrodorsalis)
Green Canary Blenny — (Meiacanthus tongaensis)
Mozambique Fangblenny — (Meiacanthus mossambicus)
Striped Poison-Fang Blenny — (Meiacanthus grammistes)

Spotted Mandarin — (Synchiropus picturatus)
Green Mandarin — (Synchiropus splendidus)

Catalina Goby — (Lythrypnus dalli)(Sub-tropical)
Goldline Goby — (Gobiosoma louisae)
Luther’s Watchman Goby — (Cryptocentrus lutheri)
Neon Goby — (Elacatinus evelynae)
Neon Goby — (Elacatinus oceanops)
Pink-Speckled Shrimpgoby — (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus)
Rainford’s Goby — (Amblygobius rainfordi)
Randall’s Goby — (Amblyeleotris randalli)
Watchman Goby — (Amblygobius phalaena)
Yellow Watchman Goby — (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
Yellow-line Goby — (Elacatinus figaro (randalli))
*Citron Goby — (Gobiodon citrinus)
*Greenbanded Goby — (Gobiosoma multifasciatum)
*Red Head Goby — (Gobiosoma punticulatus)
*Yellow Clown Goby — (Gobiodon okinawae)

Bristletail / Green Filefish — (Acreichthys tomentosus)

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