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Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Michael Sipos

Degree Obtained:  M.S. (2018)
Major Professor: Dr. Matt DiMaggio

Michael Sipos started at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Lab in late August of 2016 and graduated in the spring of 2018. After graduating the University of Florida with a B.S. in Zoology in summer of 2013, Michael worked as a fisheries biologist at the UF SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Millhopper Lab researching barotrauma, release mortality, and the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Cape Canaveral Dredging projects. At the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory he pursued his master’s thesis testing the efficacy of cGnRHIIa compared to sGnRHIIIa (OvaprimR) as an induced spawning hormone for red-tailed black sharks (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) and upside-down catfish (Synodontis nigriventris).

Because he could not stand to be away from University of Florida, Mike has begun work as the UF Sea Grant Extension Agent for Collier County, Fl. Mike enjoys scuba diving, fishing, spearfishing and other outdoor activities in his free time.

Mike Sipos bio page

Mike Sipos bio page

  • Education

    M.S., 2018, University of Florida

    B.S., Zoology, 2013, University of Florida

  • Selected Publications

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. DiMaggio and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induction spawning of two ornamental Synodontis species. Aquaculture, 511.
    DOI: 734226

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. DiMaggio and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of three embryo disinfectants on hatching success in four freshwater ornamental fish species. North American Journal of Aquaculture.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/naaq.10118  

  • Presentations

    DiMaggio, M., M. Sipos, T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, and C. Watson. 2019. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induced spawning of four ornamental fish species. Aquaculture 2019. New Orleans, Louisiana. 

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. Sipos, E. Groover, and M. DiMaggio. 2018. Replacing Artemia in the larval culture of six freshwater ornamental fish. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. (Invited)

    Groover, E., M. DiMaggio, M. Alo, J. Degidio, S. Ramee, T. Lipscomb, and M. Sipos. 2018. Greenwater culture and larval development of the melanurus wrasse Halichores melanurus. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induced spawning of Epalzeorhynchos bicolor and Synodontis nigriventris. Aquaculture America 2018. Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood , S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluation of cGnRH IIa for induced spawning of Synodontis nigriventris. Aquaculture America 2017. San Antonio, TX.

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. Sipos, E. Groover, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating live feed alternatives for the culture of four commercially valuable ornamental teleosts. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating cGnRH IIa for spawning induction of two freshwater ornamental fish species. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Sipos, M., T. Lipscomb, A. Wood, S. Ramee, E. Groover, C. Watson, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating cGnRH IIa for spawning induction of two freshwater ornamental fish species. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

    Lipscomb, T., A. Wood, S. Ramee, M. Sipos, E. Groover, and M. DiMaggio. 2017. Evaluating live feed alternatives for the culture of four commercially valuable ornamental teleosts. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida.

  • Awards

    2018 American Fisheries Society Fish Culture Section Best Student Abstract Travel Award

    2018 University of Florida Graduate Student Council Travel Grant

    2017 American Fisheries Society Florida Chapter Student Travel Grant recipient