The politics of peace have allowed for the import of the large-growing and uncommonly-seen Spotted Silver Hatchetfish, Gasteropelecus maculatus, from Colombia.
The Project recently held two training workshops for aquarium fish collectors in the Rio Negro and announced a nomination for prestigious Indianapolis Prize.
Zoo Med is currently celebrating its 40th year in business, and we had the distinct honor of having Gary Bagnall—an unsung hero of the aquarium hobby—share an inside look at the history of the company and some of his personal aspirations for the future.
In the absence of hard data, small-scale fisheries like Kenya’s increasingly seem to be a better sourcing option for hobbyists looking to minimize the impact their aquariums have on wild reefs.
Although relatively few aquarists know it, Kenya has been the site of a small-scale marine aquarium fishery supplying fishes, invertebrates, and—until recently—corals to the trade since the mid-1970s.