Maximum Sizes of Fish in Captivity - an Estimation Tool
Many of us use FishBase for their maximum size records…I had a strong feeling that many fish do not grow as large in captivity as they can in the wild.
HLLE Survey Results
Jay Hemdal undertook a quick survey of 100 intermediate to advanced aquarists regarding their opinions about Head and Lateral Line Erosion in preparation for a research project.
Beware The Tang Police!
People rarely admit they are a member of the “Tang Police”, but make comments such as, “I just care about tangs, so if that makes me a member, then so be it.”
My Favorite Fish
Ultimately, public aquarist Jay Hemdal’s all time favorite group of fish must be the flashlight fish, Anomalopidae. Get a glimpse into their care.
Aquatic Invasive Species
In light of invasive species, the time has likely come for the development of effective Aquarium Industry certification system.
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.