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7 Questions: Joe Yaiullo

In our next installment of “7 Questions” we sit down with Joe Yaiullo, the Curator and Co-Founder of the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center in Riverhead, New York. Known for curating an amazing 20,000 gallon coral reef at the aquarium, Joe is extremely active in the reefing community making appearances at national, regional and Read More

Triton Labs and Unique Corals bring professional water analysis to US

The Triton Method for professional water testing analysis is coming to the US. The German company has struck a deal with Unique Corals to establish Triton US to let aquarists serious about water testing get water samples tested on a professional system to an accuracy unparalleled with off-the-shelf test kits. According to the press release, Read More

World Aquatic Industry looks to provide global database for all things aquatic

The World Aquatic Industry directory (WAID) is a new endeavor that is launching today to create a global online repository of all things aquatic — fish stores, service companies, public aquariums, product vendors, aquaculture facilities and more. The online database, which has the potential to be a Yelp for the aquatic industry, was started by Read More

Humphead Wrassee does not receive endangered species listing

The humphead wrasse will not be put on the endangered species act as either threatened or endangered according to the newest information from NOAA. Their review process concluded: We conclude that the humphead wrasse is not presently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range nor is it likely to Read More

California greatly increasing Consumer Protections for Pet Insurance that include aquatics

California is one of the few states that have added new provisions to pet insurance, which includes aquatics. The new law is increasing consumer protections for pet insurance. The pet insurers are now required by law to disclose important information regarding their policies, standardize definitions, and provide consumers with a 30-day “free look” period, under Read More

The new consumer aquatics lifecycle

Back in the 90s many folks got a freshwater tank and kept fish like the simple goldfish. They gradually progressed into keeping full-blown saltwater tanks and the progression from gold fish to clownfish took many years. Today, we are seeing a different behavior pattern, which has them jumping directly into keeping a saltwater tank. The Read More

Endangered versus Threatened: Why should you be concerned?

While yesterdays event scared just about everyone in the greater aquatics industry we might come to expect that more often as different petitions make there way around federal bodies that deal with the ESA. A lot of folks think we are safe if a species is listed as only threatened versus endangered but for the Read More

USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings

We have confirmed the USFWS was incorrectly restricting some wholesalers regarding the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened as illegal to import. Apparently the local offices in Los Angeles were interpreting things different than the folks back at the National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) who control the listings. We spoke directly to Paul Mckinn, Assistant Read More

USFWS Los Angeles: It is now illegal to import frogspawn & certain deepwater acro species

Update:  9/16/14 4:15PM CT Waiting on a call back from the Office of External Affairs regarding the validity of it being an honest mistake. Update 2: USFWS Los Angeles: We are now advising the trade of coming ESA listings We have just confirmed The United States fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) at the Port of Los Read More

Fish Stores: Are you ready for Apple Pay?

If you own a fish store you might think about looking at your point of sale software. According to Apple, the company sold 4MM pre orders of their new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus which is their larger 5.5” smartphone version. With the iPhone 6—Apple announced their new contactless payment system called Apple Pay, Read More

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