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DNA sequencing reveals two Genicanthus species almost raised at the Long Island Aquarium

mystery angel93sm DNA sequencing reveals two Genicanthus species almost raised at the Long Island Aquarium Last summer I reported on reefs.com that I had raised a number of marine angelfish (around a dozen in all) to more than one month of age using only cultured copepods obtained from Algagen. In each case, the late-stage larvae began to show a marked increase in pigmentation and changes in behavior that often coincide with settlement.… More:

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Vossen larval catchers put to the test with Lipogramma klayi

klayi pipesm Vossen larval catchers put to the test with Lipogramma klayi
It’s been several months since I raised my first Lipogramma klayi at the Long Island Aquarium. Sadly, I’ve only had two more reach settlement since then.  One of the bottlenecks to the mass production of this beautiful deepwater basslet, as well as other grammatids, is that they are what we sometimes refer to as “trickle” spawners because although they spawn often, they lay only a few eggs at a time.… More:

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Liopropoma Update

It’s been more than two weeks since I posted news of the first settlement of a Liopropoma bass at the Long Island Aquarium.  I know at least a few of you are eager for an update, but there really hasn’t been anything new to report…until now.… More:

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