74. Captive-Bred Saltwater Fish 2

Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
74. Captive-Bred Saltwater Fish

In this 2 part episode, the team is discussing captive-bred saltwater fish that are available in the hobby. Here at Water Colors, we’re both impressed and inspired by the innovations in captive breeding efforts. Despite this, we’ve run into some issues with captive-bred fish. Let us know what you think about our favorite captive-bred species, and stay tuned for part 2 where we discuss some of the drawbacks we’ve encountered.


  1. I just started listening to your guy’s podcasts, and I have to say: they are amazing! You all have such amazing knowledge and experience of the hobby, and – my favorite part of the podcast overall – you aren’t afraid to talk about both fresh and saltwater sides of the hobby. Please keep this up! I know I definitely learned a few new things on captive and wild-bred fish. Definitely got my brain thinking in new ways!
    Also, how do you guys keep dwarf seahorses alive? That’s so cool, have you done an episode on their care? If not, you guys really should. I barely kept one alive for a few months, and when I went away for a few days and forgot to tell my roommate to feed it, it died. They are a dream fish for me at some point in the future. Thanks again!

    Alvio Barbareta
    1. Dwarf seahorses, and most commonly available seahorses, are very hardy and general easy to keep alive with one catch. They need to be fed as constantly as possible. Around here, that means multiple times a day. Unfortunately, due to their metabolism they just can’t tolerate a couple of days without food the way that other fish can, and even a day can be too much. If you can ensure that they won’t go without food again, give them another shot! Personally, I’m waiting for automatic frozen food feeders to be available first.

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