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!
Stunning footage of the most coveted mouthbrooding betta in the aquarium hobby.
In essence, this may allow biologists to study the population of fishes in a body of water without having to sacrifice any animals.