Yearly Archives: 2017

Fishes out Africa by Michael J. Tuccinardi a CORAL Magazine excerpt from the May/June 2017 issue

by Michael J. Tuccinardi Despite being the second-largest landmass on Earth, bounded by two oceans and two seas and having tens of thousands of miles of coastline, the African continent does not tend to be thought of in terms of its marine life. Africa’s east coast, however, boasts vast stretches of tropical coral reefs in the Western Indian Ocean, many of them teeming with reef fishes. And although relatively few aquarists know it, Kenya has been the site of a Read More...
Acanthurus Lineatus

Keeping Fish Happy;How We Do It Kenya Marine Center

  A happy fish is a healthy fish.  And keeping fish healthy is our number one priority at Kenya marine center. Are you curious to know the reason behind our high quality fish at Kenya marine center and how we have achieved that? I will share with you our secret. Having Over a decade of experience in the fish industry we have gained informative skills and strategies that have played a great role in improving our fish health. The key thing Read More...

The Right Way to Acclimate Incoming Fish

On a biological perspective, different species have different body settings which are highly dependent on its environment. This is the reason why a certain type of species can only be found in a specific area. The same goes with marine life. Fish cannot simply adapt and survive in a new environment. However, if you wish to migrate your fish without the risk of them dying, you need to learn the right way to acclimate incoming fish into a new ecosystem. What Read More...

LOW SEASON, NOT FOR US!

As we approach the slow season, Kenya Marine Center will keep business flowing as usual. For us it will be F‘low’ Season. Our quality services to our clients will not be affected. In fact, we are giving discounts to our customers to keep them on toes and encourage the aquarium industry not to lag behind. All our Administration, Aquarium and Collectors teams will be on board to give you quality service as usual. We are privileged to have members of Read More...

Choosing the Best Wrasse for Your Aquarium

There are about 600 species of wrasses that have significant variations. The changes in body, coloration and shape continue from their juvenile state to adulthood. With sex playing a significant role in determining the coloration of the different genus and species. One of the most common wrasses is Hologymnosus doliatus which according to Scott Groseclose “is found in the Indo-Pacific east to the Line Islands”. He provides an in depth description of the wrasse in his blog AquaNerd. The fish Read More...
short-tooth cardinal fish

February’s new salt-water Discoveries by Kenya Marine Center

Did you know that there are about 1800 species already trading in the ornamental fish trade? Yet, there is still a growing appetite for new discoveries for the tropical marine fish trade. Responding to this need Kenya Marine Center has introduced five new species that we discovered in the month of February!       Broad striped cardinal fish   The scientific name of the fish is Ostorhinchus angustatus and was formerly known as Apogon angustatus       Flower cardinal fish The scientific name of the fish is Apogon Read More...

IT’S O-FISH-ALLY VALENTINES DAY!!

Love is in the air and we can all fill the ambience….   Are the fish also feeling the love? To hobbyists, they are certainly feeling the love. To Traders and exporters it might not be exactly the same, following the space restrictions that are time to time put on shipments by the airlines. The reason is simple; too many gifts being transported to loved ones.  Since I also want to send our African fish to our esteemed customers, I had Read More...

Sharing Kenya’s Nature with the Rest of the World

Kenya Marine Center (KMC) is passionate about fish and for a decade, it has steadily and progressively worked to position itself as one of the largest suppliers of tropical marine fish and inverts from East Africa. From its base in Kikambala, 20 km north of Mombasa Airport, Kenya Marine Center through partnerships has spread the beauty of Kenya marine life across the world   A Leader in the Industry The fish and inverts from Kenya Marine Center can be found in aquariums Read More...

News and improvements

Kenya marine center’s milestones Tropical ornamental marine fish supply is a delicate field. It entails dealing with live fish which can be vulnerable to various strains like effects of transport on fish stress and seasons of the sun. But when you study and research well on the correct procedures and requirements for your fish as well as the market then you engage yourself in a routine for such a long time, you gain the experience. To begin with, experience in business comes Read More...

Why you need a Good Protein Skimmer in an Export Quarantine Holding Facility

What is the most important aspect in the ornamental fish business? There are a myriad of things to consider for the success of any business not just the ornamental fish business. Yet, when talking to retailers, wholesalers and even hobbyist all mention fish quality as the most critical aspect in the trade. For the hobbyist all they want is to receive the livestock in good condition and for the livestock to survive. They are also interested in keeping their cost down. Read More...