Sequential Hermaphrodites: Protandrous, Protogynous or serial bidirectional?

Things are rather peculiar in the realm of reef fish. Few phenomenons are clear cut in black and white. At a glance it’s as if the myriad of biological processes walk the grey zone, waiting for the deciding waves to push them…

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…

How to Beat Those Pacific Blue Tang Blues

Its common names include the Pacific blue tang, regal tang, hippo tang, palette surgeonfish, yellow-tail blue tang, and probably several others that presently elude me. Kids know it as the addle-brained Dory from Finding Nemo. Whatever common name you apply…

3 Reasons why the Aquatics industry is booming

The Aquatics industry is growing. That’s according to help wanted ads from aquatics companies across the United States and a few sources we have spoken with. Consider these three examples.

Friday smorgasbord: coral-killing bacteria in action, underwater hotels, submarine bars and creative iPad app for kids

It has been a while since we’ve had a Friday smorgasbord post and we figured with summer coming up, what better way to kickoff the first Friday in June than with a fun mixed post. First off is a new…

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Sydney aquarium store owner tells a joke after a car drives through the shop

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3jxUv9xa-4[/youtube] If everyone were as lighthearted as the owner of this aquarium store in Sydney, our problems wouldn’t seem like such a big deal. Shortly after a car drove through the side of his store, he was cracking a joke…

The other side of the fence: An insider’s view of the aquatics industry

After a lifetime working in sales, I recently took a job at an upscale aquarium business. Now that I am beginning to experience the aquarium industry from the inside, I have taken on a slightly different view of things. Yet…

Ponyo- on the cliff by the sea

Ponyo- On the cliff by the Sea is a new movie by master animation director Hayao Miyazaki. Mr. Miyazaki was also the producer of the critically acclaimed Spirited Awai which was quite an enjoyable cartoon to watch as an adult,…

Making The Hobby Fun (And Keeping it that way)

I admit it, I am still a big kid at heart. And this time of year I often show this side of my personality in many ways. I still find fun, in just about everything this time of year. I…