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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...

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...

My 101 list- The Most Preferred Tropical Saltwater Sea Fishes for Aquariums in 2017

Tropical seas and oceans of the world are home to fish, myriad invertebrates, and mammals. The warm waters and the coral reefs provide the perfect environment for many beautiful fish and inverts to survive. The reefs provide natural protection for the tropical saltwater fish. Many adoptions have led to the most bizarre and beautiful creatures making them suitable for your tropical saltwater aquarium. An example is the Stonefish which has evolved to look the way it does. Looking like stone Read More...

UV-C SYSTEM UPGRADING

Our technician fixing the new model of UV sterilizer. We want the best for our fish and the best for our customers! On this note,we are replacing our UV sterilizer with a newer model as time has taken his tribute. Installations going on to make our quality production even more advanced We know that every investment in quality will pay back, or at least doubled. It is one and only of this kind in Kenya and we at Kenya marine center are privileged to Read More...

Fishing and Export routines of KMC

There is more to ornamental fishing than meets the eye. Kenya Marine Center (KMC) is orderly about this process right from the beginning to the end.  There are a few points that stand out in every successful shipment and they are as follows:                                             Transport Kenya is a developing nation which has its challenges of growth.  In the coastal region of Kenya where most ornamental fish trade takes place, infrastructure is quite a challenge. Therefore as KMC, there was need for Read More...

QUALITY PAYS BACK

  QUALITY PAYS BACK Being able to manage quality at KMC has helped us to maintain customer satisfaction and loyalty and reduce the risk and cost of replacing faulty goods. Companies can build a reputation for quality by gaining accreditation with a recognized quality standard, such as Ornamental Fish International for Standardization. It has helped us to meet our customer expectations, who expect us to deliver quality products. Failure to which, they will quickly look for alternatives. But we have managed to Read More...

ELITE JOINS KMC

 Moving forward, at KMC we believe in quality. And investing in experienced employees is one of our quality control tools. Thus we welcome Mr. Kaingu on board. He has been in this industry for 8 years and still loving it. He takes pride in his job and promises more to come since he says, “8 years is not short. Yet, I still have the energy and ambition to give more to my job, and of course together with my Read More...