Aquaculture, also known as aqua farming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild Aquaria*.
Mariculture refers to aquaculture practiced in marine environments and in underwater habitats.
To supply Australian Ornamental retail and commercial Aquariums with sustainable land farmed premium aquaria, so as to stop the removal and destruction of coral reefs for the wild caught aquaria*.
Land farmed premium aquaria cultivated in controlled environments means we are able to provide continuous (year round) high quality production of the popular live foods, which were previously unavailable for sale in retail stores.
Aquarists of all skill levels can now have a real chance at breeding there own favourite Pipefish, Cowfish, Mandarin fish, Shrimp etc. Being able to provide essential live food that’s required for new born and juvenile Aquaria.
It is our hope that more Aquarists will now be able to captive breed healthy aquaria and hopefully sell, for all to enjoy. Instead of wholesalers, taking aquaria from its wild habitat. Many fish and corals die in transit from Nth Queensland, Darwin and Perth to Tasmania, Melbourne and Sydney.
Aquatic Live Food is a local Melbourne business, which grew out of a need to provide live fry food for Seahorses and Clownfish.
We take great pride in developing each new product line and view their success as a direct reflection upon our skills and reputation.
Aquatic Live Food uses a closed system for the mariculture of rotifers, copepods, amphipods, mysid shrimp, stripped shrimp and glass shrimp.
* Plankton, Corals, Sea weeds and Sea grass, Sharks, Seahorses, Cow fish, Eels, Shrimp, Snails, Gobies etc