Rosario LaCorte and Charley Grimes have both been keeping fish for longer than most of us could even hope to live, and they’ve got the stories to prove it! Joe served an amazing 19 years as President of the Greater City Aquarium Society, and is still extremely active in the hobby. Sit in for our chat with these trailblazers, and while you’re at it, check out Rosario’s wonderful book, “An Aquarist’s Journey”.
The updated rules will fundamentally change aquarium fish exports from Brazil going forward and are anticipated to greatly expand the diversity of species legally available to aquarium hobbyists around the globe.
Man-made fishes have been around for a long time and are here to stay. If we do not cover man-created strains and forms, and debate the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we leave the field to emotional grandstanding, or worse, legal regulations without qualified input.
The “Minnesota experiment” shows that such surrender events are something every responsible aquarium society should offer once or twice a year. Since the Habitattitude program is a national initiative (www.habitattitude.net), support from the Great Lakes Sea Grant network or other programs may be available.
Rising temperatures in central Europe are promising an early start for the pond season – a look at the diverse offerings in the pond fish market this year!