Category Archives: Business as Usual

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...

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...

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...