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The Biaze Big Fish Campaign, which aims to draw attention to the plight facing big fish species in the aquatics hobby, has been relaunched.
King British has launched a consumer campaign, Give your fish the Royal Treatment, and is encouraging aquatic retailers to join in.
Eheim’s incpiria has won the bronze medal in the Innovation and Design category at the Animal Expo – Animalis Show in Paris.
The 2016 global coral bleaching event made some reef fish too weak to fight for food, researchers say, after seeing a major reduction in aggression between members of territorial, coral-eating species.
A North East entrepreneur is taking the hospitality sector to new levels by building slate ‘hotels’ for fish.
Hagen has introduced the Fluval Flex 123L, which comes with a mobile device-operated Aquasky LED.
Scientists have found the first evidence of plastic contamination in freshwater fish in the Amazon, highlighting the extent to which bags, bottles and other waste dumped in rivers is affecting the world’s wildlife.
Tetra has expanded its Starter Line range with a 105-litre aquarium which comes as a complete set with tips and set-up advice.
Wildlife officials in Utah, America, have released footage of how they restock their remote mountain lakes with fish – by dropping them out of aeroplanes.
Eheim has brought out a new ice preventer to stop pond surfaces from freezing over.
The Indonesian Fisheries Ministry has rescinded the May 4 order restricting the export of corals, according to the Reefbuilders website.
Fluval has launched a new aquarium cleaning product, ClearX, which ‘effectively traps and controls phosphate, nitrite and nitrate’.
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre has picked up a regional gong in the first national attractions awards run by popular family leisure website Day Out With The Kids.
Marine species will feature prominently in next year’s World Wildlife Day when they become the theme of the event for the first time ever.
German aquatics manufacturer EHEIM has launched its EHEIM thermocontrol, an electronically controlled version of the precision aquarium control heater EHEIM thermocontrol.
The Thai Fishery Department has proposed that the Siamese fighting fish, betta sp., be declared Thailand’s national fish, according to The Nation.
Norwood Aquarium has been appointed as an authorised distributor of the biOrb range of aquarium products.
Tetra has upgraded its FilterActive water conditioner, which it says ‘has been optimised to keep the filter and substrate cleaner for longer’ while supporting the biological balance in the aquarium after water changes.
Mexico has arrested an alleged drug cartel hitman on charges of trafficking the critically endangered totoaba fish, a species whose swimbladder can fetch up to $20,000 on the black market in China.
More than a quarter of fish near the River Thames have eaten plastic, a new study shows.
German aquatics manufacturer EHEIM has launched its incpiria marine, a marine water aquarium combination.
Zoo Med Labs has launched its TurtleClean 10 and 20 Deluxe Turtle Filters.
The Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) has awarded the 2018 MASNA Pioneer Award to Walt Smith, who pioneered sustainable collecting methods for marines.
Species of creatures dating back millions of years have gone on display at Newquay’s seafront Blue Reef Aquarium, including  horseshoe crabs, caiman, corals and sharks.
China’s Aquarama 2018 event closed on a high note, having attracted more than 47,000 visitors over its four days.
OATA has responded to an article in National Geographic about betta fish and a PETA campaign to stop its sale in US pet stores.
DEFRA has amended one of the guidance notes on staffing in the newly-introduced animal activities regulations.
With less than a year to go before AQUA 2019, organisers say the UK’s aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition is shaping up to be ‘one of the best shows ever staged in its history’.
OATA has joined forces with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Trading Standards team to provide new support and advice guidance for its members.
Paludariums are a window into nature that ‘fit perfectly in homes or offices’ says Zoo Med, which has launched its new range.
The Marina 360 aquarium, from Hagen, not only lets fish owners view their fish from all angles, but also includes remote-control LED lighting.
German aquatics company EHEIM has once again received the environmental certificate Grüner Punkt in recognition of its savings in energy, resources and emissions.
Fluval has launched the Fluval Pressurised CO₂ Kits, which provide all the necessary tools needed to grow aquarium plants.
A koi has sold at an auction in Japan for a record £1.4m – £1m more than the previous highest bid.
Due to popular demand, JBL is expanding its program for the JBL Expedition.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has confirmed its board of directors for the next year, welcoming one new director.
RSPCA officers were on hand to help when a number of goldfish were released illegally into a river in Derbyshire.
EHEIM has launched a new aquarium, the incpiria, which it says combines an ‘avant-garde design’.
Norwood Aquarium is now exclusive distributor of the high-quality Askoll Pure range of aquariums and accessories in the UK.
An aquatics retailer has taken his first plunge into the realm of novel writing.
Maidenhead Aquatics has opened applications for its third annual Fishkeeper Fry project, which starts in January 2019.
Tetra is encouraging more people to delve into the underwater world by revealing our favourite childhood memories of having an aquarium.
One of the country’s oldest aquatics shops has just celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Global trade body Ornamental Fish International has awarded its 2018 OFI Award to the late Shigezo Kamihata.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has unveiled SoFi, a soft robotic fish that can swim independently alongside real fish in the ocean.
Higher revenue and better margins yielded from the sales of its dragonfish and ornamental fish export business boosted results for Singapore’s Qian Hu Corporation in its second quarter.
A major tourist attraction in Essex has said it will stop giving away goldfish as prizes.
EHEIM has launched its classicLED plants, energy-saving, environmentally friendly LED lights with a specifically matched light spectrum.
New research shows up a tenth of Europe’s river fish could be pushed to extinction by the spate of hydropower dam projects in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro.
Hawaii’s aquatics industry has published its final Environmental Assessment and says it has found no significant impact in its use of fine mesh nets to capture marine fish for the ornamental trade.