Aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses

If you’ve been following us for a while then you know by now that we enjoy posting news about aquacultured and captive bred fish.  Today we are pleased to announce the arrival aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses.  We have learned that these captive bred seahorses just landed at Quality Marine for the 1st time since 2015.  Continue reading to see the full press release. Quality Marine Receives Aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses Today we are excited to announce the arrival of Aquacultured Tiger Tail Seahorses for the first time since 2015. Our partner’s culture facility has supplied us with other high quality livestock in the past, but has recently expanded to allow for this culture and we’re happy to be a part of their success story as their available species list

Three New Captive Bred Chysiptera Damsels

On the heels of receiving the rare Anampses lennardi wrasse, Quality Marine have received three new aquacultured species of damsels for the first time.   Damsels have long been considered a perfect fish for the beginner hobbyists for their hardiness, good looks, and small to large aquarium applications. In the wild, they are found in abundance.  With that said, sourcing aquacultured specimens can be a challenging as Quality Marine continually tries to expand aquacultured availability of various species of marine livestock in efforts to positivity impact the industry and the hobby as a whole.  With this announcement, it is now possible to purchase some of the more peace lovingdamsel fish; Chrysiptera hemicyanea, Chrysiptera talboti, Chrysiptera rollandi. The Azure Damsel (Chrysiptera hemicyanea) has a large wild range; found from

Aquatic Technology Aquacultured Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans)

Aquatic Technology of Ohio and the Columbus Zoo started the journey of culturing Hymenocera elegans back in May of 2015. The Columbus zoo had early success on a small scale and succeeded in raising 50 plus individuals from 2 batches to settlement.  As with many aquaculture ventures, they had to overcome obstacles like larval feed types, cannibalism and pests.  By December of 2016, Aquatic Technology succeeded in getting a substantial number of larvae to settlement.  At one point, prior to settlement, larvae were consuming nearly 50,000 parvocalanus copepods daily.  After they settled the juveniles were switched to Asterinas and then to Chocolate Chip Stars. Aquatic Technology is currently working on getting them on an alternative proprietary food.  This has been a triumphant success not only for the Columbus Zoo and Aquatic Technology

Quality Marine Receives the First Captive Bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses (Labroides phthirophagus)

We’ve lost count of the number of captive bred species that Quality Marine has introduced into the hobby this year but regardless of lack of math skills, I know enough to understand that this is great news for the hobby and the sustainability concerns that many have for our industry.  Below is another tank bred press release from Quality Marine that we received earlier today. 2016 has been a year of amazing developments in marine species aquaculture, and now, in the closing moments of the year, Quality Marine has yet another tank bred species in house:  Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus), fresh from the research team at Oceanic Institute in Hawaii, with support from Rising Tide Conservation. These particular HCW’s came from the second to last collection of