Breeding Marine Fishes & Other Organisms.
This section on Reef Ramblings is intended as a practical guide to breeding marine fishes and the other organisms that are used in the marine aquarium hobby.
This is a subject of increasing importance given the continuing deterioration of the marine environment owing to the impact of human actions on the planet’s climate. Reef scientists are predicting the loss of the majority of reef systems by 2030, with the collapse of the fisheries following not long after, around 2050.
This section is not exclusive to fishes as there are many other organisms that can be bred in captivity, corals, molluscs, crustacea, echinoderms, etc.
There are around 1500 species of fishes traded in the hobby but only around 120 species have been successfully raised in captivity. Little is being done commercially to address this problem and it seems to be down to hobbyists to lead the way.
Please note: This section is strictly about reproduction through sexual reproduction.
At this time reproduction via division, i.e. coral fragging, is not going to be covered here.
- Nutrition Part 1: Phytoplankton.
- Nutrition Part 2: Rotifers.
- Nutrition Part 3: Artemia (Brine Shrimp).
- Nutrition Part 4: Copepods.
- Breeding and Raising Marine Fishes – Part One
- Breeding and Raising Marine Fishes – Part Two