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.”
In the Trade: New Glofish Pristella Tetras
The X-Ray or Pristella Tetra, Pristella maxillaris, is a peaceful shoaling fish that is commonly aquacultured. Now, it is the latest species to be genetically engineered and marketed as a GloFish®.
In The Trade: Ghost Sharks
A lesser-known color variety of a popular aquarium fish shows up in the current aquarium trade, going by the name ghost shark or whitefin blue shark. What is it?
AMAZONAS Magazine “AFRICAN ADVENTURES: East and West” Inside Look!
A preview of highlights in AMAZONAS Magazine’s May/June 2020 Issue. Paid AMAZONAS Subscribers can log in with their email address and read the Digital Edition starting April 14th, 2020.
International Betta Congress Issues GloFish Betta Policy
The International Betta Congress Judging Board has released official IBC policy regarding the breeding and showing of Spectrum Brand’s new GloFish Bettas in response to the commercial market release of these fish.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
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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.