First discovered during the Mosaico do Apuí expedition in 2006, Ancistrus miracollis was found in the rio Sucunduri, a large tributary of the rio Madeira basin in south Amazonas State.
Lansing, Michigan based aquarium livestock wholesaler A & M Aquatics announced their transition to a new form of shipping styro which, when exposed to the elements, can biodegrade in just a couple years.
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.