• Skimmate Stein & Tea Arrives for Holiday Season

    Skimmate Stein & Tea Arrives for Holiday Season

    Slide-Loc debuts the Skimmate Stein and Skimmate Tea, just in time for fun holiday aquarist gift-giving. ...

  • Comprehensive CITES Coral ID Guide Now Available

    Comprehensive CITES Coral ID Guide Now Available

    Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of live coral, and stony corals are one of the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally, A new coral identification addresses the need for a visual resource to differentiate stony corals originating from a wild-collected or mariculture source. The 147-page f...

  • New MicroTank Artisan P-1G Peninsula AIR

    New MicroTank Artisan P-1G Peninsula AIR

    The latest variation of MicroTanks from Oceanbox Designs sports the Deco Dock display stand, creating a minimalist, floating illusion for the aquarium's support structure....

  • Fiji Cube Reveals ARF-20 Automatic Roller Filter System

    Fiji Cube Reveals ARF-20 Automatic Roller Filter System

    Perfect for any aquarium, the Fiji Cube ARF-20 Automatic Roller Filter System keeps your tank’s water crystal clean and clear, helps to increase lighting penetration, and reduces maintenance, allowing you to enjoy and view your aquarium with higher clarity. ...

  • Is a Rio Negro Expedition the Ultimate Holiday Gift This Year?

    Is a Rio Negro Expedition the Ultimate Holiday Gift This Year?

    Spending two weeks cruising the Rio Negro with the Project Piaba team in early 2023? Surprise your favorite aquarist!...

  • VIDEO: Leandro Sousa on Zebra Pleco Conservation

    VIDEO: Leandro Sousa on Zebra Pleco Conservation

    The iconic Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus zebra, is front and center in aquarium news as nations meet in Panama for the 19th Conference of Parties as part of CITES. We turn to Dr. Leandro Sousa's August 2022 video presenting insights into the plight of the Zebra Plecostomus in its native habitat....

  • VIDEO: Who discovered the Zebra Pleco?

    VIDEO: Who discovered the Zebra Pleco?

    With all the happenings this week surrounding CITES and proposals to uplist Hypancistrus zebra from Appendix III to Appendix I (which would most likely eliminate all international trade in the species), it seems highly fitting to share this Leandro Sousa's interview with......

  • OATA Addresses CITES Marine Ornamental Fish Proposal

    OATA Addresses CITES Marine Ornamental Fish Proposal

    On the agenda for CITES COP19 meeting yesterday (November 16) was an update on its proposal to examine the conservation of and trade in marine ornamental fish. This is a far-reaching proposal which could have a big effect on our industry....

  • Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

    Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

    The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead ...

  • Surprise Encounter: Albino Firemouths at ADG

    Surprise Encounter: Albino Firemouths at ADG

    Lurking in the international fish trade for a few years, a new albino variation of the Firemouth Cichlid, Thorichthys meeki, has been spotted at Aquarium Design Group in Houston, Texas, and may represent the first time this variant has been available in the U.S....

Marine

  • Skimmate Stein & Tea Arrives for Holiday Season

    Slide-Loc debuts the Skimmate Stein and Skimmate Tea, just in time for fun holiday aquarist gift-giving.

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  • Comprehensive CITES Coral ID Guide Now Available

    Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of live coral, and stony corals are one of the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally, A new coral identification addresses the need for a visual resource to differentiate stony corals originating from a wild-collected or mariculture source. The 147-page full-color guide is a deep dive into what custom officials should be looking for when they inspect CITES corals consignments to help them identify illegal imports, and includes detailed images and descriptions of 55 stony coral genera.

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  • New MicroTank Artisan P-1G Peninsula AIR

    The latest variation of MicroTanks from Oceanbox Designs sports the Deco Dock display stand, creating a minimalist, floating illusion for the aquarium’s support structure.

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  • Fiji Cube Reveals ARF-20 Automatic Roller Filter System

    Perfect for any aquarium, the Fiji Cube ARF-20 Automatic Roller Filter System keeps your tank’s water crystal clean and clear, helps to increase lighting penetration, and reduces maintenance, allowing you to enjoy and view your aquarium with higher clarity.

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  • OATA Addresses CITES Marine Ornamental Fish Proposal

    On the agenda for CITES COP19 meeting yesterday (November 16) was an update on its proposal to examine the conservation of and trade in marine ornamental fish. This is a far-reaching proposal which could have a big effect on our industry.

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Freshwater

  • New MicroTank Artisan P-1G Peninsula AIR

    The latest variation of MicroTanks from Oceanbox Designs sports the Deco Dock display stand, creating a minimalist, floating illusion for the aquarium’s support structure.

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  • Is a Rio Negro Expedition the Ultimate Holiday Gift This Year?

    Spending two weeks cruising the Rio Negro with the Project Piaba team in early 2023? Surprise your favorite aquarist!

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  • VIDEO: Leandro Sousa on Zebra Pleco Conservation

    The iconic Zebra Pleco, Hypancistrus zebra, is front and center in aquarium news as nations meet in Panama for the 19th Conference of Parties as part of CITES. We turn to Dr. Leandro Sousa’s August 2022 video presenting insights into the plight of the Zebra Plecostomus in its native habitat.

    0 READ MORE
  • VIDEO: Who discovered the Zebra Pleco?

    With all the happenings this week surrounding CITES and proposals to uplist Hypancistrus zebra from Appendix III to Appendix I (which would most likely eliminate all international trade in the species), it seems highly fitting to share this Leandro Sousa’s interview with…

    0 READ MORE
  • Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

    The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead to increased demand for illegally harvested and smuggled specimens of Zebra Pleco.

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  • Comprehensive CITES Coral ID Guide Now Available

    Indonesia is the world’s largest exporter of live coral, and stony corals are one of the most traded CITES-listed marine animals globally, A new coral identification addresses the need for a visual resource to differentiate stony corals originating from a wild-collected or mariculture source. The 147-page full-color guide is a deep dive into what custom officials should be looking for when they inspect CITES corals consignments to help them identify illegal imports, and includes detailed images and descriptions of 55 stony coral genera.

    0 READ MORE
  • OATA Addresses CITES Marine Ornamental Fish Proposal

    On the agenda for CITES COP19 meeting yesterday (November 16) was an update on its proposal to examine the conservation of and trade in marine ornamental fish. This is a far-reaching proposal which could have a big effect on our industry.

    0 READ MORE
  • Brazil Shortsightedly Proposes Zebra Pleco for CITES Appendix I Listing

    The 19th CoP occurs November 14-26, 2022, in Panama City, Panama. At this CoP, the government of Brazil has submitted a proposal to uplist H. zebra from the least restrictive CITES listing on Appendix III, to Appendix I, which is the most restrictive CITES listing. Some argue that the new proposals will lead to increased demand for illegally harvested and smuggled specimens of Zebra Pleco.

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  • OATA Joins Fellow Pet Trade Associations at CITES CoP19

    On the agenda for the meeting, which looks at ways to ensure the sustainable trade in wildlife, are several items that would affect the global ornamental fish trade, including plans to move Zebra pleco (Hypancistrus zebra) from Appendix III to Appendix I – the highest level of restriction – and to put a number of freshwater stingray (Potamotrygon spp.) onto Appendix II.

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  • Conservationists release extinct-in-the-wild fish into natural habitat in Mexican river

    With the help of local children, a team of conservationists has released more than 1,000 golden skiffia (Skiffia francesae), a freshwater fish found only in Mexico, into the species’ native range in the Teuchitlán River, Jalisco.

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