Don't Release Fish Into the Wild!
Specimens of Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus, the vermiculated sailfin pleco, have been collected from South African rivers, so the government of South Africa is considering legislation aimed at controlling invasive organisms, including fish.
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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.
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Is Our Hobby In Trouble?
During tough economic times, does the aquarium industry find itself struggling, or flourishing?
07 Jan 1:02 PM 0 Read More...
Aquatic Invasive Species
In light of invasive species, the time has likely come for the development of effective Aquarium Industry certification system.
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Public Aquarium Resources
Jay Hemdal examines four crucial resources for public aquarists around the country.
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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.