Suggestions: Tank Bred Fish

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by OldMustard, May 21, 2014.

  1. OldMustard

    OldMustard Guest

    Outside of clownfish what are some other tank bred fish you would recommend? Recommended retailers? Local preferably.
  2. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    There aren't many.
    Banggi Cardinal and Orchid Dottyback are the first two that come to mind.

    Where is 'local' for you?
  3. OldMustard

    OldMustard Guest

    Anything in the SF Bay Area.
  4. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    East bay, N-S:
    Diablo - Concord
    Aquatic Collection - Hayward
    The place in Union city (forgot name :( )
    Reef Raft - Fremont
    Neptune - Milpitas

    Lucky Ocean on Balboa

    AquaExotic - Belmont

    ----- End brain dump ---------

    No matter where you get them, make sure you QT!
  5. OldMustard

    OldMustard Guest

    Thanks. Been to most of those in the EB. Putting together my wish list and want to start with tank bred species where possible. QT is almost cycled.
  6. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Aquatic Collection just got in a whole shipment from Sustainable Aquatics (tank bred). I think most were clowns, but there were some other species as well. I believe they listed some blennies.

    To get an idea of what captive bred fish are available in the hobby, you can go to ORA's website and look at their fish. A lot of the local store order from ORA, so you could always request a specific fish.
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  7. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Good suggestion, Felicia!

    Up here in the boondocks we don't see all those CB fish in the LFSs.
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  8. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    The one you forgot the name of is Baja Reef :) Used to be Atlantis Aquarium. Oh and you forgot about Aquarium Concepts in Dublin. They've got a pretty large selection of fish and they order from SA.
  9. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

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  10. OldMustard

    OldMustard Guest

    Thanks Felicia. That's perfect info to start with. Anybody with personal experiences or recos with particular species?
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  11. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Personally, I've only had captive bred clownfish and neon gobies. Clownfish are obviously great fish, with fun personalities and are very hardy. Neon gobies are a nice little pop of bright color and they're fun to watch cleaning the larger fish in the tank. They're tiny though, so they can be hard to spot in a big tank.
  12. bluprntguy

    bluprntguy Webmaster

    I try to buy tank raised fish and aquaculture corals as much as possible. I currently have an ORA Randall's Assessor and an ORA Red Sea Mimic Blenny. Both are awesome fish.

    I had Aqua-Exotic order them from ORA and then I picked up the bags before the fish went into their tanks at the store.
  13. OldMustard

    OldMustard Guest

    Nice. I have two ORA neon gobies in QT right now. Look like they will be fun to watch.
  14. dswong01

    dswong01 Supporting Member

    I like neon dottybacks and currently have a pair of them in 10 gallon QT.
  15. Pancetta

    Pancetta Guest

    Thanks Felicia! You have a wealth of knowledge.

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  16. BAYMAC

    BAYMAC Guest

    FWIW here is about the most up to date list of Captive bred MO fish. Please note some of these were ones offs and aren't yet done on a commercial scale. There are several large and highly productive MO farms in the US alone. Fish Eye Aquaculture, ORA, SA, ProAquatix, Midnight Aquaculture, etc are all bigger players.
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  17. I just ordered an ORA Yellow Watchman Goby. More expensive than wild-caught, but I'm trying to make my tank 95% sustainable (the 5% is for hermits, snails, shrimp).
  18. I still got original pair original Darwin clownfishes from Robin aka fingerwringle since 2005.


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