About ReefGen

ReefGen produces premium aquacultured coral, invertebrates, fish and sharks. Our farm is located at the Long Island Aquarium, a public aquarium, in Riverhead, NY. Here, curator Joe Yaiullo and his talented staff of professional aquarists are famed for their extraordinary accomplishments in aquaculture of marine ornamentals.

Joe’s 12 year-old 20,000 gallon reef tank is renowned as the largest collection of captive grown coral in the world. ReefGen was founded by Laura Birenbaum and Justin Credabel who have worked with the aquarium to develop their captive breeding projects into a sustainable resource for the marine aquarium trade. ReefGen strives to provide the aquarium industry with a healthy domestic alternative to imported marine animals. Our extraordinary selection of coral propagated from Joe’s reef is supplemented with extremely rare captive bred animals including candy basslets, flamboyant cuttlefish, and chain cat sharks.

ReefGen is a wholesale company who sells to retailers, e-tailers, and installation and service companies across the country.