Freshwater

New MicroTank Artisan P-1G Peninsula AIR

The latest variation of MicroTanks from Oceanbox Designs sports the Deco Dock display stand, creating a minimalist, floating illusion for the aquarium’s support structure.

18 Nov 12:29 PM 0 Read More...

Is a Rio Negro Expedition the Ultimate Holiday Gift This Year?

Spending two weeks cruising the Rio Negro with the Project Piaba team in early 2023? Surprise your favorite aquarist!

18 Nov 12:25 AM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: Leandro Sousa on Zebra Pleco Conservation

The iconic Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus zebra, is front and center in aquarium news as nations meet in Panama for the 19th Conference of Parties as part of CITES. We turn to Dr. Leandro Sousa’s August 2022 video presenting insights into the plight of the Zebra Plecostomus in its native habitat.

17 Nov 4:12 PM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: Who discovered the Zebra Pleco?

With all the happenings this week surrounding CITES and proposals to uplist Hypancistrus zebra from Appendix III to Appendix I (which would most likely eliminate all international trade in the species), it seems highly fitting to share this Leandro Sousa’s interview with…

17 Nov 1:59 PM 0 Read More...

Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead to increased demand for illegally harvested and smuggled specimens of Zebra Pleco.

16 Nov 10:44 PM 0 Read More...