Hi! I started keeping tanks like 15+ years ago (or at least that's what my resume says). I've been keeping saltwater tanks for 10+ years as well. I started with a yellow tang in a 10 gallon (I've gotten better I promise!). Now that I've graduated college, I'm more than raring to have a go at fish breeding, and have so many experiments that I want to do!
Theory wise, I've read a lot of papers and books on fish breeding, but unfortunately have no practical experience with it. This is something I'm hoping to rectify as soon as I am employed and have my own place (no more pesky people telling me that I can't have 5 brine shrimp hatcheries!)
My current interests involve demersal spawning fish, although I may make an exception for Tanaka's possum wrasses and bluestripe pipefish. I'd also like to work with various shrimp species, as well as Trachyphyllia corals (nobody breeds the solitary LPS corals! Why??????).
I haven't really had much experience with the queer reefing community. My first experience with other queer reefers was at MACNA 2020. I'm really glad that this forum is here, because outside of the MACNA 2020 rainbow reefers event, I wasn't really sure how many other queer aquarists were out there. Like, I knew there were supposed to be some amount? But it's never been super visible like now, so it was hard to know if I was the only one or not. I'm used to being isolated, but it's really freeing and exciting to know that, yet again, I am not the only one
Outside of reefing, you can find me experimenting with cooking/baking, gardening/houseplanting, and occasionally dancing (this one is a touchy subject).