Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part Three: Stony Coral Sexuality, Reproduction Modes, Puberty Size, Sex Ratios and Life Spans
Information on the reproductive habits of over 300 stony coral species (in almost 100 genera) is presented. It is the most complete single-source reference currently available.
The overall goal was to show the potential for captive aquaculture.
Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part Two: Asexual Reproductive Modes of Captive Corals and Anemones
As we shall see, almost every detail of the captive breeding system must be deliberately engineered to consistently and reliably obtain the desired results.
Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part One: A Natural Coral Spawning in Hawai'i, The Cauliflower Coral (Pocillopora meandrina)
Witnessing a coral spawning, especially in the daytime, is an unusual and memorable event. We have much to learn about coral reproduction.
Breeder's Net: Rearing the Golden Damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, A Promising Candidate for Aquaculture
Four separate spawns were collected, eggs were hatched, and larvae were reared with a success rate approaching 100%, using rotifers as a first food. These preliminary successes in rearing A. aureus suggest that members of this genus may be good candidates for commercial aquaculture.
I have found it possible (actually very easy) to have a continuous culture of brine shrimp.
Breeding of Amphiprion ocellaris clownfish is discussed along with a brief overview of the species and their host anemones.
Mike discusses the coral fragging phenomenon and its successes.
Feature Article: Growing Corals from Sexually produced Larvae; it's the 'r'ight way to Conserve Coral Reefs, but more 'K'nowledge is needed
Growing sexually propagated larvae is discussed and it relates to the aquarium trade.
This month, our readers give us some pointers on what not to do when setting up a new tank.
Doug reports on new developments in aquaculture in Hawaii.
Goniopora is just the latest group of corals with the 'keep away' label--but I have no doubt it will soon be put on the 'been there, done that' list.
Keeping cephalopods, and especially cuttlefish, in home aquariums is still in its infancy.
Our readers comment on what they do with their excess coral frags from their tanks.
New MACO classes are forming and we have a new speaker this month for our chat channel #reefs.
Frank Baensch’s work with the pigmy angels is very exciting, as is that of the Oceanic Institute and the Waikiki Aquarium. A new door has been opened, a new possibility confirmed, and we are anxious for the door to open wide.
Martin gives some good advice on growing out marine fish.
The neon goby, Gobiosoma oceanops, is one of the largest species of the genus and probably the most common goby in marine aquariums. It is a cleaner species and even though of small size (2 to 3 inches as adults) the neon goby does well in a community tank.