'Breeding Berghia Nudibranches' is a new book by Dene Banger that explains how to set up and maintain a system for breeding Aiptasia devouring Berghia nudibranchs, sell them for fun and profit, and scale the system based on demand.
Media Review: How to Keep Jellyfish in Aquariums: An Introductory Guide for Maintaining Healthy Jellies by Chad L. Widmer
Shane reviews Chad's new book on jellyfish husbandry. If you are interested in what it takes to maintain healthy jellies, check out this review.
Media Review: The Complete Illustrated Breeder’s Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes by Matthew L. Wittenrich
Should someone interested in breeding marine ornamental fish read this book? Read the review to find out.
Media Review: An Overview of the Aquarium Science Program: Unique Opportunities to Receive Training and Accreditation for a Professional Career in the Aquarium Industry
Employment opportunities for graduates include work in aquaculture enterprises, research facilities, fish hatcheries, aquarium science publication, government natural resource agencies, public zoos and aquariums, and retailing, wholesaling, or self-employment in the ornamental fish industry.
Jay reviews different information resources for marine aquarist.
Media Review : Coral ID: "An Electronic Key to the Zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals of the World" and "Corals of the World"
Dana reviews John Veron's books and CD.
Doug reports on new developments in aquaculture in Hawaii.
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This volume contains 176 pages that are profusely illustrated with excellent color photographs. There is also a short list of suggested readings, and a Directory containing information on tank manufacturers.
Media Review: Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species - A Pocket Expert Guide; Marine Bioluminescence: Secret Lights in the Sea
Doug reviews Dr. Ron Shimek's latest pocket guide on marine invertebrates.
Media Review: Biological Light Requirements of Photosynthetic Corals by Steve Tyree ; The New Marine Aquarium: Step-By-Step Setup and Stocking Guide by Michael S. Paletta
Doug reviews Steve Tyree's latest CD and one of Michael Paletta's books.
New MACO classes are forming and we have a new speaker this month for our chat channel #reefs.
Responsibilities in the hobby are issues that I've covered before, but their appearance in these two popular print publications - both often found on the counters of local fish stores - reminded me that they are continually ongoing issues, not just particular topics and that it is worth visiting them again.
The book contains much technical husbandry and breeding information based on the authors wide experience and readings. It has clearly been written with and eye toward a larger and more professional audience than just aquarium hobbyists. For those who are interested in native fishes with aquarium potential it presents all that is currently known on the subject and is an invaluable reference.
Media Review: Reef Fishes: A Guide To Their Identification, Behavior, And Captive Care Volume 3: Angelfishes And Butterflyfishes, Plus Nine More Aquarium Fish Families With Expert Captive Care Advice For The Marine Aquarist by Scott W. Michael
this series is invaluable for all those of us who, like Scott, believe that 'A coral reef or a marine aquarium without fishes has been likened to a garden without birds or butterflies.' This series is clearly the finest available on the subject and the most important addition to the aquarist's library this year. Get them as they come out.
Media Review: Reef Fishes: A Guide to Their Identification, Behavior, and Captive Care Volume 2: Basslets, Dottybacks And Hawkfishes, Plus Seven More Aquarium Fish Families With Expert Captive Care Advice For The Marine Aquarist by Scott W. Michael
Doug reviews the latest book by Scott Michael.
In my conversations with him about his presentation, Morgan stressed the need for supporting successful efforts to provide marine aquarists with fish that have a high probability of survival in the tanks of amateurs.
Charles combs through the literature finding interseting articles for hobbyists. Houlbreque, F., Tambutte, E. and C. Ferrier-Pages. 2003. 'Effect of zooplankton availability in the rates of photosynthesis, and tissue and skeletal growth in the scleractinian coral Stylophora pistillata.' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 296(2003):145-166.
Charles reviews literature that's of interest to hobbyists.