For several years, the number of farm-bred ornamental marine fish has been steadily growing.
That’s because we now have a better understanding of how to breed the zooplankton and phytoplankton, crucial components of the food chain in the larvae cycles of coral fish. Our knowledge has largely been built up through aquaculture and scientific research on marine life.
In developing and sharing aquaculture practices, biologists also seek to increase the number of ornamental marine fish species and to foster exchanges between public aquariums.
Breeding ornamental marine fish provides a sustainable alternative to catching them in the natural environment, helping to further knowledge about new species and support their conservation.