Tal Sweet

Tal got back into the hobby in 2006 after a long break. After hearing Dr. Frank Marini speak at the Midwest Marine Conference in 2008 he was hooked on fish breeding . Since then he has created his own website with his personal captive breeding information and helped create the Marine Breeding Initiative. It is Tal's hope to promote captive breeding as much as possible by speaking and writing about the topic.

Recent Blog Posts

BAR Propagation Workshop Re-Cap

BAR Propagation Workshop Re-Cap

Last weekend I was honored to speak at the Bay Area Reefers Propagation Workshop along with the incredible Richard Ross. Rich and I arrived a little bit later than planned since we had to stop at Home Depot to pick up some fragging tools for his demonstration. When we...

Sharks Colorblind?

Sharks Colorblind?

In a recent study, published in the Royal Society Biology Letters, an investigation of the genetic basis and spectral tuning of the shark visual system suggests that sharks are colorblind. "The work will have a major influence on human interactions with sharks,"...

Bay Area Reefers Breeding and Propagation Workshop

Bay Area Reefers Breeding and Propagation Workshop

If you're in the San Francisco area next month the Bay Area Reefers are putting on a breeding and propagation workshop. Richard Ross will be giving a live demonstration of coral fragging techniques and I will be answering some of the most frequently asked questions...

Advice on Finding Nemo

Advice on Finding Nemo

With the re-release of "Finding Nemo" in 3D this week Drs. Foster & Smith and "Live Aquaria" have put out a great article for new hobbyists. The article highlights responsibility, cost & maintenance as well as tips on setting up a freshwater system as an...

Lightning Strikes!

Lightning Strikes!

It's been a little while since I posted an update on Matt Pedersen's Lightning maroons. When they first hatched Matt asked me what my thoughts were regarding the potential for the offspring showing "Lightning" patterns and I told him I expected quite a few of them to...

Lightning Maroons Hatch!

Lightning Maroons Hatch!

After a long time, Matthew Pederson has a successful hatch of his Lightning Maroon clownfish! http://www.lightning-maroon-clownfish.com/?p=1521&cpage=1#comment-5551 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1OearbO6l8 Excellent news for the hobby and the world! Congrats!

Things We Do For The Hobby: Adventures In The ‘Hood

Things We Do For The Hobby: Adventures In The ‘Hood

As most of you know, I'm a fish breeder. Recently, I decided to re-arrange my fishroom to take better advantage of the space. I made several posts on my local forums looking for used 20 gallon tanks. I specifically stated that I wanted talls, not longs, I also stated...

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