Our saltwater live
corals are offered in an almost endless variety of colors, shapes and sizes. With recent advancements in
lighting technology, as well as the incorporation of
live rock to maintain bio-diversity and aid in filtration, corals can be kept successfully for many years. Furthermore, once the corals' specific requirements are met, they will actually thrive and can reproduce easily in the home aquarium when given the proper care.
Aquacultured and Captive-Bred Aquatic Life
Similar to the farming practices that have provided us with crops and other food for centuries,
aquacultured corals and invertebrates - as well as captive-bred or tank-raised fish - are grown and cared for in controlled environments for the specific purpose of providing aquarists with aquatic life for their home aquariums.
The vast majority of all
freshwater species available are farm-raised or captive-bred both in the U.S. and in the Far East. Due to technological advancements in aquaculture, considerable efforts are being made today in the propagation of live coral and invertebrates, as well as numerous species of saltwater fish that are now becoming available in a consistent supply.
Whenever possible we offer captive-bred fish, as well as aquacultured corals and invertebrates as an option for our customers. These captive-bred fish are of equivalent size and coloration to wild-caught specimens, which makes them the ideal choice for any hobbyist. We are committed to supporting the efforts of breeders and aquaculture companies by offering these species at the most competitive pricing possible. We believe this will also help ensure the future of the hobby.
One of the reasons we support this growing industry is that aquacultured corals and captive-bred fish are already assimilated to the aquarium environment, which contributes to improved health for the life of these species. Also, since captive-bred fish are introduced to artificial
foods at an early age, there is less concern from a nutritional standpoint that they adjust to eating prepared foods that are commonly offered by aquarists.
A diverse selection of hardy farm-, captive-bred, and aquacultured corals and invertebrates are included in our catalogs for your consideration. For our complete selection of options available to you, please visit our
PLUS! Read about Drs. Foster & Smith's new
Aquaculture Coral & Marine Life Facility in Rhinelander, WI