Julian Sprung

Julian Sprung

  • Author of the 3 volume reef bible and several other books
  • Owner of Two Little Fishies
  • 2004 MASNA Award Winner

Julian Sprung was born in 1966 in Miami Beach, Florida and is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology. He is President of the aquarium industry company Two Little Fishies, Inc. that he co-founded in 1991.

Julian has been keeping marine aquariums for more than 30 years, and is an aquarium design consultant, author, and photographer. He has dived in various Caribbean locales as well as in the Red Sea, Australia, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Japan, France, Croatia, Maine, and Oregon.

Julian’s books include:

  • The Reef Aquarium, volumes One, Two and Three, which he co-authored with J. Charles Delbeek,
  • Corals: A Quick Reference Guide,
  • Invertebrates: A Quick Reference Guide, and
  • Algae: A Problem Solver Guide

Julian resides in Miami Beach with his wife and son, five marine aquariums, one freshwater aquarium, and a Westie.

In addition to debating Jake Adams in favor of refugiums, Julian Sprung will be leading a roundtable discussion on the proposal to list many species of stony corals as threatened or endangered. 

Roundtable discussion on the stony coral Endangered Species Act proposal

There is a proposal to list many species of popular stony corals as threatened or endangered under the United States Endangered Species Act. The aquarium community strongly believes that this proposed listing is unfounded, and could do much more harm than good for the welfare of the proposed species and the aquarium hobby. Julian will be leading a roundtable discussion with many of the industry leaders who have spearheaded the campaign to opposed the ESA listing proposal.