Sea & Reef Aquaculture

Sea & Reef Aquaculture is located on the beautiful coast of Maine. We specialize in culturing only the highest quality marine ornamental fish for the aquarium hobby. Through careful research and dedication our team of marine biologists brings you saltwater fish of optimum health and vivid color.


Sea & Reef Aquaculture is located on the beautiful coast of Maine and specializes in culturing only the highest quality marine ornamental fish for the aquarium hobby. Since Sea & Reef was founded in 2003 we have fed Piscine Energetics' mysis shrimp to our broodstock fish and juvenile fish as part of a high quality diet. Our staff often jokes that our fish eat better than we do - and it is true! Piscine Energetics has perfected their
methods of harvesting, handling and flash freezing their products and the reward is consistent, high quality nutrition for our broodstock and juvenile fish. Our fish go crazy for PE Mysis® and the high nutritional value is evident when observing our broodstock fish and their high quality egg production. Piscine Energetics has our stamp of approval. Their customer service is top notch, shipping is fast and the mysis shrimp is always frozen solid on arrival. Thank you for being good at what you do so we can be good at  what we do.

Soren Hansen ~ Founder & CEO
Sea & Reef Aquaculture


10 Reasons to buy captive Bred Fish from Sea & Reef


1) Disease and Parasite Free

We have strict biosecurity in our facility and all our fish are guaranteed disease and parasite free.


6) Eats a Variety of Diets

Our fish are conditioned to eat a variety of food including flakes, pellets and frozen food. They will eat almost any aquarium diet you offer them.

2) Environmentally Friendly

Purchasing captive bred livestock helps limit our hobby's impact on coral reefs. All our fish are cultured in saltwater recirculation systems


7) Less Aggressive

Captive bred fish are generally much less aggressive than wild caught fish. For example, several captive raised false percula clownfish (Ocellaris) can peacefully coexist in the same tank.

3) Hardier

Our fish are already accustomed to life in a tank environment and therefore easily acclimate to your reef tank.


8) Long Life

When you buy a captive bred clownfish from Sea & Reef Aquaculture it is only a few months old. You can therefore be assured that your clownfish can live for many years. Did you know that a clownfish in captivity can survive more than 30 years?

4) Less Shipping Stress

A short transit time ensures low stress during transport. In contrast, most wild collected fish experience long transit time from place of origin to your tank.


9) Support Research

Part of the proceeds from the sale of our fish helps support aquaculture research. We are currently engaged in a research project to develop culture protocols for pelagic spawning reef fish, like the flame angels (Centropyge loricula).

5) People Friendly

Captive bred fish associate people with food, which means they come up to the glass to beg for food rather than hiding in the presence of people.


10) Made in the USA

All our fish are born in the USA. By supporting Sea & Reef Aquaculture you are supporting a company which is 100% US based.


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