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Evolution Aqua has launched an advanced new filtration system to further enhance its leading koi pond filters.
With a lifelong love of tropical fish, Yorkshire-based Carl Goodman is setting his sights on scaling his ethical aquatics business.
Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association chief executive Dominic Whitmee has applauded ‘the efforts of those essential retailers and support businesses who no doubt faced the biggest challenge in their working life when lockdown was announced in March.
Indonesia has seen a huge upswing in interest in fishkeeping since the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports from aquarium stores.
Aquatic nutrition company Vitalis is looking to its eco credentials with the introduction of fully recyclable pots utilising an over 50% reduction in plastic.
Humboldt penguins at an aquarium have been heralded as ‘body positivity’ icons by staff after they remained on show despite going through their annual moult – which means the usually feathered friends are now bald birds.
A specialist aquatic shopfitting company based in the Netherlands is producing a budget-friendly livestock-retailing unit for in the UK market.
The managing director of a major UK fish care supplier is warning others in the aquatics industry to be aware of three attempted incidents of deception that nearly resulted in lost stock.
The RSPCA has issued a reminder to the ‘well-meaning’ public not to seek to refloat beached or stranded cetaceans or aquatic mammals.
The Bluereef Aquarium in Cornwall says its reopening at the start of July went swimmingly – and even the fish were pleased to see people.
Robot dolphins could soon replace real ones in Chinese aquariums, according to CBC radio media.
Bottlenose dolphins have been observed chattering while co-operating to solve a tricky puzzle – a feat that suggests they have a type of vocalisation dedicated to cooperating on problem solving.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (Oata) is reminding members that they may need to prepare for new border controls coming into force next year.
Giant Australian Cuttlefish have returned to their South Australian breeding ground in higher numbers this winter than have been seen for decades, experts say.
Aquatic retailers are being invited to sign up for a pond pump recycling scheme to help encourage a more eco-friendly and energy-saving approach to pond keeping.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is reminding retailers that there are some items that need to be removed from shelves from August.
A lonely grouper fish has received worldwide attention after news of his depression hit the headlines.
An intelligent, wireless-controlled, external water filter has been developed for aquarium use.
All ten species of sea turtle in Iran are facing extinction due to oil pollution and destruction of breeding grounds.
Aquatic trade body OATA is asking the Government to clarify whether furloughed staff can volunteer to care for aquatic livestock while ‘off work’.
Officials from Defra have seized a number of products to treat fish and aquariums from a retail premises, following the conclusion of an investigation.
The closure and restocking of a large public aquarium has led to a unique study into the calming effects of fish-gazing.
Climate change could leave freshwater fish with bigger brains but a reduced ability to effectively explore their surroundings, scientists have found. 
Interpet has launched a free diagnostic tool for aquarium-owners abiding by movement restrictions during the current covid-19 crisis so they can identify and solve aquarium or fish problems. 
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (Oata) is lowering fees for its City & Guilds training programmes so that businesses can offer training to their furloughed staff.
NT Labs has added an axolotl pellet to its range of Pro-f aquarium feeds.
An expert and a passionate enthusiast have joined forces to open a specialist koi, tropical fish and aquatics shop.
Pet and aquatic shops can still sell fish following Monday’s government guidance on the sale of ‘essential’ items, the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association says. 
Regular readers will know I have made recommendations of carpeting plants in the past. This month, I want to introduce you to Echinodorus tenellus.
Spectrum Brands, Tetra’s parent group, has acquired the assets of Omega Sea to add to its Global Pet Care portfolio of aquatics brands.
Two aquatics companies have come together to establish Aquatic Now – a specialist marine distributor for the UK.
The trade body for the tropical fish industry has issued a new ‘position’ statement on the use of fish in cultural practices.
Fishkeeping chain Maidenhead Aquatics faced a few hurdles before the grand opening of its latest store.
Dates for AQUA 2021 have just been announced, allowing the UK’s aquatics and water gardening industry to begin planning for another great event.
Peregrine Livefoods has taken over exclusive UK distribution of Aquarium Systems UK and its brands.
Six critically endangered blackchin guitarfish have been born at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, known to be the first and only breeding programme of its kind in the UK.
All Evolution Aqua aquariums now come with AquaFrame aluminium frame cabinets with EazySwap cabinet panels.
A team of scientists from the UK and Australia are using underwater loudspeakers to entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover.
Eco Pond says sales of its alternative to Extract of Barley Straw, Ecopond Barley-Bio Algae Control, have been growing strongly since its launch at AQUA 2017.
Blagdon, a leading water garden product company, has launched a foam-free pressurised pond filtration system.
With growing interest in planted tanks, hobbyists are always on the look-out for what’s new or different in the hobby. Aquadip’s Joey Abrahams has hints of what retailers can stock
The Chinese paddlefish, one of the world’s largest fish, has gone extinct.
China has imposed a 10-year commercial fishing ban on the Yangtze in a bid to protect its aquatic life.
Scientists were stunned to discover more than 40 new species of fish in a lake in Africa.
Shopfitting specialist Aquaja has installed four aquarium units in a garden centre, giving its tropical fish room a makeover.
Multi-award-winning manufacturer Evolution Aqua has launched a range of UK-manufactured aquarium UV sterilisers.
Global shopfitting specialist CASCO Pet has launched a Value Engineered aquatics rack.
Evolution Aqua has been appointed as official UK distributer of OCTO marine aquarium products.
The Indonesian authorities have completed an audit of farmed corals in the country, ready for exports to resume.
An aquatics retailer has moved from the town centre to a new location, and says the decision has already paid dividends.