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

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Marine Breeding Initiative
Marine Breeding Initiative website

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Reef Threads Podcast #271


Helfrichi firefish will likely be the mid-water occupants in Gary’s new tank.

We’re back again. This week we talk about glass-sponge reefs and go on a shopping trip to Diver’s Den to assemble an animal plan for Gary’s new tank. 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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Glass-sponge reefs
Ancient glass sponge reef discovered off B.C. coast, Betsy Trumpener and Carolina deRyk, CBC News

Diver’s Den
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Reef Threads Podcast #250


Should we take marine animals from the reefs for our viewing pleasure?

In our 250th podcast, a discussion about marine-fish captive breeding and Orca breeding leads to an exchange about keeping wild animals captive, the current state of our hobby, and how collecting and keeping marine animals fits in the larger animal-treatment arena. Basically, we address some difficult questions. After you’ve listened, share your thoughts here or on the Reef Threads Facebook page.

Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter @reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sponsor: Rod’s Food
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Breeding yellow tangs
Rising Tide Conservation Captive Bred Yellow Tangs

Breeding Orcas
Sea World To Challenge California Ban On Orca Breeding, Francis Yupangco, Reefs.com

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