Aquatic_Focus

Search
Directory

NEWS

To find out about our latest news, view the summary below.  To find out more about any item, click on the link provided.

Use our search facility to search through our database of over 9,400 news stories.

Aquatic Focus(view archive news)
JBL has redesigned its ProCristal UV-C range, making the units shorter by 10cm so they can fit in any cabinet.
A Bill that could end Hawaii’s commercial collecting of marine fish for the ornamental trade is being heard by Hawaii’s Senate Land & Water Committee.  
Evolution Aqua is growing its eaReefPro range to five models with the release of the new 600mm cube aquarium and cabinet.
Following much confusion after the Fiji government announced on Facebook that it was banning the export of live rocks and corals from January 7, the country’s biggest coral and rock exporter has said that the ban has since been withdrawn.
Trade body the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has submitted a response to a governmental group on how catching live fish for the aquatics trade can help create a sustainable livelihood for fishermen.  
Aquatics brand Marina has developed two new kids aquariums where children can independently care for their own aquatic universe and inspire their imagination.
A goldfish who underwent seven operations for an eye tumour has died from an unrelated illness.
King British wants to educate fish keepers that specialist fish need specialist food, and has launched a consumer campaign, Fuel your Catfish Crew.
Nutrition specialist World Feeds has launched Vitalis Rift Lake Green Cichlid Flakes.
 eSHa has brought out a veterinary medicine for ornamental fishes.
Eheim has launched the aquaproLED complete professional tank sets for beginners comprising LED lighting, filter, heater and thermometer. 
 Staff at the Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre are celebrating the arrival of an endangered baby axolotl salamander. 
A Scottish aquatics shop owner has told how yobs poisoned a tank of marine fish in his shop worth more than £2,000.
A fossil containing what could be the world's oldest eye has been discovered.
Tetra has refreshed its pond range with a new packaging design, offering clear and modern labelling to help communicate product uses and benefits more easily for fishkeepers.
EHEIM has launched what is says is ‘an elegant aquarium combination with integrated LED lights’, the EHEIM proxima classicLED.
A diver from South Tyneside has turned his passion for marine life into a thriving aquatics business.
Singaporean ornamental fish exporter Qian Hu Corporation has recorded its strongest results with a S$142,000 (£79,400) net profit for its third quarter ended Sept 30, 2017. This was up from S$5,000 (£2,800) a year ago.
Marina has developed two new children’s glass aquariums which it says is perfect for a first aquarium where children can ‘independently care for their own aquatic universe and inspire their imagination’.
Tetra has sponsored the Kids Zone at the National Pet Show, held in Birmingham over the first weekend in November.
JBL has launched its JBL ProPond Autumn food, a food designed specifically for the autumn pond.
Eheim launched its LEDcontrol, which is designed to control the different lighting options required to ‘simulate nature’s colours and moods’.
It might be the world’s most unusual ‘sweet 16 party’ but staff at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre were determined to mark the 16th birthday of their African dwarf crocodiles in style.
Just for corydoras, Natures Grub has brought out Corydoras Sticks, a probiotic insect meal-based 2.5mm stick food for corydoras with an RRP of £3.99. 
Aqua One brought out the OakStyle 110 at AQUA 2017, an oak-effect aquarium set including LED lighting, filter, heater and cabinet.
A Hawaii court has upheld an earlier decision to ban the commercial collecting of marine fish for the ornamental trade.
The country’s only government-registered ornamental marine hatchery is now up and running and supplying the trade with a selection of clownfish, seahorses and peppermint shrimps.
Aquatics manufacturer Certikin International is to distribute the Bermuda pond product range next year. The ownership, marketing and promotion of Bermuda brand will remain with Evolution Aqua.
Aquatics and water gardening specialist OASE is being acquired by US private equity firm Argand Partners, with management acquiring a share in the company as part of the transaction. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed.
 
Scientists are a step closer to ending the deadly and destructive practice of illegal cyanide fishing, thanks to new research.
Born Free’s wild orca Springer has given birth to her second calf.
Waterlife has reformulated and repackaged its Ultramarine sea salt.
A Thai businessman caused a stir when he paid 1.5m Thai baht (£33,578) for a rare 1.15m golden fancy carp, thought to be the largest of its kind in the country.
Vietnamese border guards in the northern province of Quảng Ninh say they have repeatedly detained people for smuggling fish from China.
Americans are taking so many anti-depressants that they are ending up in fish brains.
Fishermen in Russia claim to have caught a mutant fish, that appears to have two mouths and a hooked tail. The strange animal has one mouth on its face and what looks like another one on its round neck.
Officials in north-east Mexico said small fish fell from the sky during a light rain shower.
AQUA, the showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on October 16-17, 2019.
Consumer advisor Which? has endorsed Nishikoi’s ClearWaters Treatment Against Blanket Weed as a best buy for blanketweed control.
A 70-million-year-old lobe-finned fish fossil could rewrite the story of how our ancestors evolved to live on land.
A total of 1,643 visitors attended the AQUA 2017 trade show at Telford International Centre, and were greeted by more than 100 exhibitors – the highest number of exhibitors ever.
A new species of crab has been found on an island off Taiwan.
Aquatic plants don’t always grow as they are supposed to, says JBL, due to the presence of bacteria that can denature minerals and nutrients around the roots.
BioPod scored a double victory at the AQUA 2017 New Product Awards when it won the Reptile category for its BioPod Terra and the Aquaria & Furniture category with the BioPod Aqua.
More than 100 exhibitors unveiled a wide array of products to visitors to AQUA 2017 on the opening day of the busy aquatics and water gardening trade show at Telford International Centre.
Contractors have found a leopard pleco fish, usually found in the Amazon Basin, in a Walsall canal.
JBL has brought out its answer to algae and high nitrate levels in tanks – a new biological filter material.
A video clip of a starfish walking along a beach has gone viral.
Marine Arts will be inviting visitors to think ‘outside of the tank’ at AQUA 2017.
Hawaii has effectively stopped the collecting of marine fish for the global ornamental trade.