Happy new year 2019! To continued success in the aquarium industry.

From all of us here at Kenya Marine Center, Happy 2019! Any new year resolutions for your tanks, fish or feeding methods? Our wish this year is to have even more opportunities to serve you better, expand to more regions, engage more people with our livestock and participate more in projects that help inspire appreciation for our marine life and their conservation.  
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Just a little reminder before christmas!

ORDER IN ADVANCE TO AVOID DELAYS

The holiday season is upon us and we would love to avoid any last minute shipment delays and cancellations due to less freight space or flight cancellations due to bad weather.

Send in your orders in good time so there won't be any disappointments. We would also like to remind you that our pre-christmas offers are still on. Grab them early!

DON'T FORGET HEAT PACKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE!!! If you live in a cold region, don't forget to add heat packs to your order to ensure your livestock arrive alive and well.

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BEST PRE-CHRISTMAS SPECIAL DEALS

We are at that time of the year when orders are at peak and rush is around the corner. The festive season is almost here with us and we are already feeling a little celebratory and that's why we are offering you the best pre-christmas special deals around. You don't want to be left out on this one, its a good one! Order above 50 Lysmata Grabhami's and the price will be standard for all sizes. Special deal / $2.50 (all sizes) Don't miss out on Free Cooperi's for a minimum order of $600 Special deal / 10 free pseudanthias cooperi for minimum order of $600  

Just a reminder, all shipments to cold climate areas during this season should include heat packs in their orders!

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HOW WE PACK LIVE FISH FOR SHIPPING

Hey aquarists and hobbyists alike, hope November is treating you well so far? We bring you into our world with an insight of how the packing process is at Kenya Marine Center in the video below. Our packing is done under strict supervision to ensure everything is done efficiently and the entire process is seamless. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0me8Mx-KUa8[/embed]
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Consider These 6 Points Before Buying a Marine Aquarium Cleanup Crew

Marine aquarium cleanup crews (CUC)—those combo packs of various snails, crabs, and echinoderms sold for the purpose of algae control and detritus elimination—can serve an excellent utilitarian function in a saltwater system. What’s more, in addition to the janitorial duties they perform, many of these invertebrates are fascinating to observe in their own right and add yet another layer of enjoyment to the hobby.

Hermits crabs are a common saltwater aquarium cleanup crew member. Pictured is an Electric Blue Hermit (Calcinus elegans).

Hermits crabs are a common saltwater aquarium cleanup crew member. Pictured is an Electric Blue Hermit (Calcinus elegans).

However, any time you introduce livestock to an aquarium, there are compatibility issues, long-term care requirements, and other factors to think about. So, before investing your hard-earned dollars in any combination of critters to clean your aquarium, consider the following six points:

#1 Cleanup crews are just part of the solution

Cleaner organisms can certainly do their part to help keep irksome algae under control and scavenge u...
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Five Surprising Facts about Your New Saltwater Fish

Everyone loves the rich, brilliant colors of saltwater fish, and it goes without saying that their presence in an aquarium adds a vivid boost to any pet parent’s life. But there are some things that you probably did not know about saltwater aquarium fish. Read on for five fun facts that just might surprise you.   Did you know…
  • Not all saltwater fish are the same. You’re probably already familiar with the wide range of colors, shapes and sizes of saltwater fish, but did you also know that some saltwater fish are herbivores, some are carnivores, and some are omnivores? It’s wise to keep these differences in mind when selecting fish for your aquarium, so you can provide the correct diet for each inhabitant.
  • Saltwater fish drink water. Unlike their freshwater counterparts, saltwater fish drink water. Thanks to the effects of osmosis, they must drink water in order to compensate for the water that is being drawn out of their bodies. In the case of freshwater fish,...
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Working towards a cleaner, healthier marine ecosystem: International Coastal cleanup

This past weekend, Kenya Marine Center helped coordinate and took part in the International Coastal cleanup that is held on the 15th of September anually. The Kenyan chapter which was divided into different cleanup sites along our entire coastline, recorded a large turn up and amazing team work to help make our environment cleaner and safer for our marine wildlife. The International Coastal Cleanup which saw its inception in 1986 catalyzed by the passion of two individuals; Kathy O'Hara and Linda Marannis, has since grown from just a small cleanup exercise in a small town in Texas to having over 100 countries participate yearly.   Unknown to some, the amount of pollution in our coastal lines especially plastic, has immense effect to our marine wildlife who end up dying as a result of chocking from plastic bags and straws or inhaling harsh chemicals dumped in our oceans. The coastal clean up saw people collect trash, and record data to help track and assist in the elimination o...
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AQUARAMA 2018 | KENYA MARINE CENTER

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Aquarama: the ultimate marketplace for aquarium and fish-keeping industries 

Launched in 1989 in Singapore, Aquarama is an international exhibition for aquarium and terrarium supplies, ornamental fish and reptiles, garden and pond products. It covers most of the aquarium supply chain and applications (private home aquariums, public aquariums & zoo, etc.). The show is co-located with high level conferences (Aquarama Forum, public seminars), fish competitions, aquascaping masterclass, etc.
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Director’s Statement – Succeeding through the seasonal changes

Dear Esteemed customers,  
From where from you may be, I am certain that you are observing the seasonal changes. Spring has steadily given way to summer and fall will soon follow thereafter. Aquarium industry wise, you may/or not be aware of the ebb and flow that in most cases tend to correspond with the above mentioned seasons. This ebb and flow also tend to affect your purchasing decisions; if it’s not breeding season then the species are transitioning from pre-maturity to adulthood and so on.   Seemingly, when it comes to fish collection, there are often situations beyond our control that causes fish supply to fluctuate wildly each year, with almost no way to predict what will happen in any given year.   One year, can for instance see so many Zebrasoma desjardinii; so much so that we are pushed to halt its collection, while the next can see almost none of these species. This odd phenomenon can be as a result of the shift in weather patterns during breeding se...
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