Because of the salinity of the sea, marine fish have been able to develop a wide variety of modes that adapt their eggs to the marine environment and ensure survival and dispersion of the young in ways best suited to survival of their species.
Hopefully from this article, you will see the value of ciliate culture for the home fish breeder and understand why we dedicated this month's column to them.
The Breeder's Net: Science, Biology, And Terminology Of Fish Reproduction: Reproductive Modes And Strategies-Part 1
Each tropical species has developed a successful reproductive strategy that allows it to survive in the highly competitive coral reef environment. The reproductive strategies of no two species are exactly alike, but the reproductive modes of closely related species are very similar.
Sexuality in fish is quite complex and we still have a great deal to learn about sex and reproduction from fish, but knowing the above terms will be helpful in sorting out who is who, and what, and when, in the aquarium.
Captive breeding is the ultimate answer to current collection practices that are endangering the survival of too many species.
Doug discusses two very exciting announcements in the aquaculture of marine angelfish.
Doug reviews April Kirkendoll's Peppermint Shrip book, the International Trade in Coral and Coral Reef Species report, and briefly discusses items pulled from the scientific literature.