Category Archives: All Fish

5 key reasons why some fishes are rare for trade

As a trader in the export of live marine fish and invertebrates I often meet clients with outrageous demands for rare fishes. I owe it to my clients to provide them with their choice of fish but I also owe them an explanation why I consider some demands beyond limits. Complex to keep The business of ornamental fish goes well beyond beauty and attraction. It includes some in depth knowledge of the fish to keep, how to keep and the tank Read More...

Do clown fish really need Sea anemones? (Symbiotic analysis)

Introduction The amazing thing about the ecosystem is the interdependence between species and their adaptations to the surrounding nature. It is a clear perspective of life. Symbiosis can be easily defined as a relationship of mutual benefit. In ecology however, it is used to define a state of close and prolonged association between two or more organisms of different species that normally benefits both members. This definition drives me to my next point. Classification of symbiotic relationships There are three major classifications Read More...

The Salarias fasciatus (Red-fin, Lawn Mower blenny)

There are numerous functional fish that I can share with you and in time I will. As for today I will lay focus on the Salarias fasciatus or the Lawn mower blenny as it is commonly referred to. All their adaptation in nature makes them worthy occupants of aquarium tanks as cleaners. They are indeed known to have great appetite for filamentous algae. To begin with, Blennies are generally small fish, with elongated bodies and relatively large eyes and mouths. In nature, they Read More...

How a Cleaner Can Eliminate Aggression

There is no doubt that a clean environment leads to a relaxed mood and the same case is true in the ocean as it is in real life. The perfect cleaner in this case is Labroides dimidiatus commonly referred to as the blue streak wrasse which specializes in keeping the aquarium free from parasites and extends its services to cleaning other fish too. If you have a keen eye you will realize that in tanks occupied by the blue streak wrasse Read More...

So you want to have better shipments?

As an exporter thinking about the client should be the priority Read More...

FISH FOR THOUGHT

When the zebrasoma dsedjardinii reaches adulthood, the stripes on its body turns to spots but the zebrasoma will retain its stripes even in adulthood. Read More...

WHY FISH AND NOT CORALS?

Where will all the “pleasure” in doing “business” go to should we start coral farming? Read More...

New strides

  Kenya Marine center has had a tremendous year influencing change of attitude and perception in the aquarium industry in Kenya. After a decade of hard work and dedication to the business finally, rewards are trickling in from all corners of the world and even at home. Recent meetings with stakeholders from the aquarium industry in Kenya have seen us in the front line for discussions and implementation of a management plan that will see the future of the aquarium business safeguarded. A Read More...

Hand and Net

In any business, growth is determined by the efforts placed on building networks. Read More...

How to pack a carpet Shark

Boasting of a decade worth of fish exports, we have a wide range of packing experience including the packing of sharks. In this case the carpet shark. Read More...