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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...

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...