The impulse to take something from nature and mold, tweak, prune, or modify it to suit our desires or merely our curiosity is something intrinsically human—as is, perhaps, the desire to argue about the results.
Replace animosity with kindness, encourage compromise through transparency, and the fish keeping hobby has a truly bright future—even for those who love man-made fishes.
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.
Reef Stew’s patent-pending invention, inspired by the world of coral propagation, offers a new way to secure your plants without lead weights!
Can marine aquarists provide a safety net for endangered species and aquatic diversity? We first examined this question in the May/June 2012 edition of CORAL Magazine.