As part of CR
's continued commitment to add tools that reef keepers can use and a commitment to a sustainable hobby, I am pleased to announce that CR
is now participating in the MBI (Marine Breeding Initiative). MBI is a standardized Breeder's Award Program developed by one of our local clubs, Marine Aquarium Society of Michigan. MASM worked with leading marine breeding experts such as Matt Pedersen and Matt Wittenrich to design MBI.
MBI offers the motivation of friendly competition, an incentive structure through bragging rights, and a road map for hobbyists, clubs to enter the exciting and challenging activity of propagating marine ornamentals at home.
Anyone interested in captive breeding can easily search the MBI database
to find information on species that are being worked with in a standardized format with additional information being available through the breeder's original journal entries.
Breeding Journals can now be created and maintained here on CR
. Chad Penney of MASM has offered his services to help with the effort and is a moderator of the new Breeding Journal
forum. I encourage members with an interest in breeding fish or other inverts to participate in this program...participation furthers our understanding of marine husbandry through sharing and corroboration with other hobbyists and marine professionals.