Reef Threads Podcast #311


Gramma dejongi, captive bred and raised by Todd Gardner.

Todd Gardner, MASNA Aquarist of the Year and one of the hobby’s leading marine fish breeders joins us to announce that he is the first person to import, raise, and successfully breed Gramma dejongi. Hear how Todd acquired six of these beautiful fish and his efforts to breed and get larvae to settle. He also talks about his teaching efforts, a generous donation from the Washington Area Marine Aquarium Society, and his success in breeding and raising to market size Rainfordia opercularis, the flathead perch. Don’t miss this exciting show in which Todd shares how he, once again, has made marine fish breeding history. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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Reef Threads Podcast #287


3D image of a piranha generated by the Adam Summers, Univ. of Washington program.

We return for the 287th time. This week’s topics include fish breeding, Kathy Leahy, the Long Island Aquarium reef video, MACNA, anemone tanks, lionfish at Wegmens, and 3D scans of fish. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sponsor: Rod’s Food
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Long Island reef video
Two hour video of Long Island Aquarium’s epic 20,000g reef, Leonard Ho, Advanced Aquarist

Lionfish at Wegmans
Lionfish Roars Into Wegmans Seafood Departments

3D fish images
Professor seeks to 3D scan every fish species in the sea, Leonard Ho, Advanced Aquarist

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Reef Threads Podcast #286


One of the coral beauty fish that Kathy Leahy has raised from egg to settle and adult color.

We end our one-week hiatus with a terrific discussion with marine fish breeder Kathy Leahy. In the podcast we talk about fish breeding in general, the recent MBI conference, and, most exciting, Kathy’s success as the first person to raise the coral beauty from eggs to settle. We apologize for the few moments when technology let us down, but are confident you’ll enjoy the discussion. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sponsor: Rod’s Food
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Marine Breeding Initiative
Marine Breeding Initiative website

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Reef Threads Podcast #253


Hawaii Pacific University grad students Aurora Burgess, and our guests this week, Emma Forbes and Erin Pereira-Davison (l-r)

This week we talk about yellow tang breeding with Emma Forbes and Erin Periera-Davison, graduate students with Rising Tide Conservation and the Oceanic Institute at the Hawaii Pacific University. Emma and Erin share how they got involved in the project, some of their experiences while trying to get the larvae to develop and settle, and their individual research work as part of the project. Don’t miss this one. It’s a fantastic look into what it takes to realize such an achievement. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sponsor: Rod’s Food
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Rising Tide
Rising Tide Conservation website

Rising Tide on Facebook
Rising Tide Conservation Facebook page

Oceanic Institute Yellow Tangs
Oceanic Institute Yellow Tang research web page


 

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