Coral Propagation 101: Getting Started

Coral Propagation 101: Getting Started

Growing live corals is a rewarding experience, but it can be intimidating to get started. If you’re interested in cultivating a reef of your own, you’ll need to know the basics of the aquaculture practice known as fragmentation, or “fragging.” Most individuals find...
Successful Coral Propagation with Micro-Fragging

Successful Coral Propagation with Micro-Fragging

Studies have shown that aquaculture can play an important role in restoring reefs and encouraging biodiversity. Most reefers are familiar with the fragmenting, or “fragging” process, in which 3 square centimeters or more are removed from live coral to be used as...
Fiji Withdraws Rock and Coral Export Ban

Fiji Withdraws Rock and Coral Export Ban

In December 2017, the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests unilaterally placed a ban on the export of live rock and coral. This move shocked the aquarium industry, as the abrupt shift in legislation appeared to be unprompted and came without warning. Here, we share...