Labeotropheus Genus Gains Six New Species
In the span of a decade, the genus Labeotropheus, mbuna cichlids endemic to Lake Malawi, has jumped from 2 species to now 11 described species!
In The Trade: Hybrid Synodontis angelicus X eupterus
It’s not a brand new entry to the aquarium trade, but today’s photograph of a hybrid Synodontis, the blending of Synodontis (eupterus X angelicus), was extremely eye-catching! Joe Hiduke of Nautilus Tropical Fish Wholesale shared the photo, and I felt compelled to put it out there for all of you to enjoy!
All Hands On Deck In Florida's FWC vs. Pet Trade Fight
Florida’s pet trade and pet owners are facing a full-on assault on their ability to keep, culture, and sell the vast majority of organisms that currently make up the pet trade. In short, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proposing two variations on a strict white list approach to pet trade regulation in the name of preventing future invasive species problems. These proposals may restrict the total amount of species across all subsets of the pet hobby to as few as perhaps only 200 total species across the entirety of the pet trade.
Seachem Launches "JOLT" Caffeine Dosing System For Aquarists
It’s an entirely new caffeine dosing system for the aquarist. The new Seachem “JOLT” comes in a set of two, ensuring you always have a clean caffeine delivery vessel, or allowing you to share one with a friend!
Piscīnārĭus Enamel Fish Pins Are Back!
I created these pins in an effort to raise some funds for an organization that’s working towards making the world a better place for us and for the generations to come. All the profits generated by the sale of this hard enamel pin set will be donated to the organization @ictioxingu
Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.