Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen has been a marine aquarist for 25 years, and an aquarist for 30. After spending time on every side of the aquarium industry (retail, commercial and private maintenance & installation, wholesale, hatchery), he currently considers himself a "professional hobbyist". Matt is well recognized as a marine fish breeder, having spawned 25 species of marine fish and reared 9 successfully to date, including the worldwide first rearing of the Harlequin Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris in 2008.Matt has been involved with breeding organizations for years, currently sitting on the MBI (Marine Breeding Initiative) Council. He writes and edits for multiple aquarium publications and websites, and speaks around the US on the topics relating to marine fish propagation. In 2009, Matt was awarded "Aquarist of the Year" honors by both IMAC West and MASNA in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the marine aquarium hobby. Matt is a strong proponent of being a lifelong learner.

Recent Blog Posts

January 2012 MASNA Live Podcast Released

January 2012 MASNA Live Podcast Released

For those of you who want another aquarium podcast, don't miss out on the monthly MASNA Live podcast that's put together by At-Large Director Kevin Erickson.  This month's release talks about my local club (with our surprise guest Marc Levenson), and the MASNA Speaks...

Get the Big Picture

Get the Big Picture

Last week Jay Hansen and I once again visited LiveAquaria headquarters in Rhinelander, WI, and this time we brought Marc Levenson and John Coppolino who were in town to speak at our club's holiday surprise party.  While the concept of a "panorama" doesn't immediately...

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