|This image shows many of the beautiful colored Acropora that grow in the center of Sally Jo's oldest reef. All of the Acropora in this image have desirable characteristics such as beautiful colors, small body shape, and many of them extend their polyps fully during the day.
In the upper left-hand corner you can see a beautiful green Pocillopora damicornis. This coral has spawned many times, and Sally Jo finds babies in different parts of this tank. There are several Pocillopora it in our systems that are now large enough to spawn .
One of our goals at Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation is the captive spawning of many of our corals. We hope that by creating brightly colored, small bodied, hardy captive corals that do not occur in nature we can help the hobby to be fully be self-sufficient. By creating strains of corals that thrive in aquariums we hope to be able to relieve the pressure that collecting wild corals puts on the dwindling reef resource.
Sally Jo and I have a friend in Australia who has been spawning small polyp stony corals for over seven years, and he is now able to breed corals that he raised in captivity. The second generation corals were created by spawning desirable Acroporas that do not naturally live together on the reef. Each year he is able to capture the eggs and sperm from corals that live miles apart. These eggs and sperm are mixed together and the resulting spawn is grown out in huge concrete tanks. We are building a new greenhouse with tanks large enough to hold the adult corals that we are growing.
The Geothermal Aquaculture Research Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization dependent on sales of quality products and our special Annual Events to support our eduacation programs. These projects sustain our service programs and ongoing research we provide to our Community and the World.We are an Idaho Non Profit Organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge of reef keeping. Our live rock aquaculture research has produced many new techniques for sustaining marine life and propagating corals. We are currently growing many species of sps corals, mushrooms, etc. The Foundation is building a genetic bank in Idaho with collections from around the World. We specialize in reef janitors, and have shared this research with many people who need to control algae in land-based live rock aquaculture tanks.
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