Author Archives: Kenya Marine Center

From Reef to Aquarium: How Kenya Marine Center delivers quality healthy fish to your aquariums

Before your fish finds itself in your top of the art aquarium, do you ever wonder where in the world it must have come from? How does it get from fishing point to you? Despite how fascinating the aquarium might make your space look, mimicking the tropical ocean in one little breathing space, many hobbyists/enthusiasts know little about where their fish come from, and/or what methods are employed to catch, maintain and import for long term sustainability. No doubt that fixating Read More...
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NEW STOCK ARRIVAL!!! HEAT PACKS

To combat cold temperatures and avoid stressful conditions for fish during shipping over the cold season, Kenya Marine Center has brought in new stock of Heat Packs. These will help the fish maintain a standard temperature of 24 degrees Celsius for up to 40 hours and KMC can guarantee quality shipment to all our existing and potential clients. These packs help control the temperature of the fish during shipping in case there is a layover at an airport as well as Read More...
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Live Fish delivery delays due to unpredictable air freight space over the festive season

December brings a lot of pomp and color all over the world. For Kenya Marine Center however, this means unpredictability of air freight space. The festive season is very commercial which results to increase in shipping of goodsacross the world as people rush to ensure that their Christmas gifts arrive in time. Furthermore, passengers also tend to carry more baggage than on other occasions –and passenger baggage always has priority - which unfortunately results to commercial cargo being cancelled Read More...

Preparation for Shipping: Live Fish packing process at Kenya Marine Center

Increase in aquaculture has made shipping of live fish a very important activity in the fish industry. The success of shipping however depends on the methods of packing and careful handling.  Exporters take care of a number of factors to ensure that only quality fish is shipped to customers. First off is ensuring that only quality water is used. Secondly, they also have to ensure that temperatures are controlled when transporting the fish and last but not least, exporters make Read More...

Fishes out of 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...
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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...