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Waterford, MI
Sci-Fi, Scuba, Travel... oh, and fish too. ;-)
Captive Breeder, Stylist, Artist


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The Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI)

by fishtal on 06-17-2010 at 01:13 AM

The Marine Breeding Initiative was created as a tool to encourage marine aquaria hobbyists to get involved in the captive breeding of marine organisms. The MBI was designed with the help of leading experts in the breeding of marine ornamentals to be a standardized award system and database that can be easily adopted by aquarium societies and site owners to promote captive breeding amonst their members.


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Updated 07-29-2010 at 11:13 PM by fishtal

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MASM Breeder's Workshop: An Overview

by fishtal on 04-06-2010 at 12:40 AM
On March 13th MASM hosted the first Breeder's Workshop at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

It was our intent to bring together two well known breeders for a full afternoon of captive breeding information and discussion.

A little background... last fall MASM started putting together the Marine Breeding Initiative, or MBI, to promote captive breeding and to help organize captive breeding information. More information about the MBI can be found

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Updated 04-06-2010 at 11:56 PM by fishtal

Propagation - fish & corals

Captive Bred Fish: Why to Buy and/or Breed Them

by fishtal on 02-10-2010 at 08:02 PM
With the increased visibility of captive bred fish I thought I'd post a few things to get everyone thinking.

Currently, under 10% of marine aquarium fishes that are available are raised in captivity, unlike about 90% of freshwater species. Captive breeding offers a way to limit the stress placed on coral reefs world wide. Learning to breed marine ornamental organisms in captivity will go a long way towards reducing the impact of the hobby. (I'll be using the term fish to stand for

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Updated 02-15-2010 at 05:05 PM by melev

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Fishtal Propagations: The Breeding Room

by fishtal on 01-03-2010 at 08:05 PM
Hello everyone!,

My name is Tal, AKA: fishtal. I live in Michigan and I got back into the hobby in early 2006. I soon found my way to MASM.org, the Marinelife Aquarium Society of MI. Each year MASM hosts the Midwest Marine Conference. At the 2008 Conference I met Frank Marini who talked about captive breeding and got hooked. A week later I started turning a spare room into a breeding room.

Later in 2008 I attended MACNA in Atlanta and met Matt Wittenrich and eventually

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Updated 01-03-2010 at 11:45 PM by melev

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