Calfo was born in Hawaii and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He is a lifelong aquarist and an aquarium industry professional
that has worked the better part of the last decade as a commercial
coral farmer and wholesaler, producing cultured reef invertebrates
for the ornamental and zoological trade. In a greenhouse environment,
he has witnessed such blessed wonders as spawning Tridacnid
clams and Cassiopeia jellyfish growing from medusae to adulthood.
After selling his mariculture facilities and retail store,
he has worked as a writer self-publishing fiction and non-fiction
material for Reading Trees Publications (www.readingtrees.com).
He has authored the reef aquariology title, Book of Coral
Propagation, Vol. 1 Reef Gardening for Aquarists and will
release the second volume of the series in 2003 after the
release of a somber, non-hobby title dealing with issues of
child abuse in late 2002.
He is also a mentor and regular content
provider on Bob Fenner's Wet Web Media where he can be reached
via e-mail daily for advise and shared opinions as part of
the WWM crew. Anthony also enjoys visiting aquarium societies
to participate in workshops and to offer presentations on
the exciting endeavor of coral propagation and reef aquariology.
In 1994 he co-founded the Pittsburgh Marine
Aquarist Society with the inimitable Bob Dolan. He was schooled
at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh,
and has a BA in English Literature. Other interests include
African felids, music and studio arts.
Anthony can be reached through Reef
Central, Wet Web Media or personally at Reading Trees: email@example.com.