What You Missed at MACNA 2022: New Products and Inventions
MACNA continues to be the premier event where marine-aquarium-related companies debut and showcase their latest innovations. 2022 was no different; several manufacturers and distributors saved their best for introduction at MACNA, just as the aquarium retail sector starts to ramp up for the normally busy fall season!
VIDEO: Aquaforest Life Bio Fil
Aquaforest announces Life Bio Fil, a biological filtration media that is ready to initiate an support nitrification immediately out of the packaging.
Captive-Bred Elegance Coral Breakthrough
Once considered among the most-challenging—or even impossible—candidates for captive aquaculture, the large-polyp Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, has become ever more scarce in the aquarium trade as imports from the wild have dwindled in recent years. Now a team led by Dr. Jamie Craggs has cracked the reproductive code of this prized stony coral in their labs in the United Kingdom.
In The Trade: GloFish Corydoras Steal the Spotlight
GloFish® cory cats have arrived. Nautilus Tropical Fish Wholesale’s Joe Hiduke shares that these are “a development that has been a long time coming; we were finally able to display these fish for the first time at SuperZoo. These have actually been in development for longer than the GloFish bettas, which have been on the market for over two years now.”
New Frag Pack-N-Go Transport Kit from PNW Custom
he Frag Pack-N-Go Transport Kit from PNW Custom in Portland, Oregon, is a new solution for transporting frags whether you’re visiting a store, swap, or show. The Kit holds up to 366 Frag Plugs in three stackable racks.
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.