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Terrapins living in a country park lake have been rehomed into a specialist turtle sanctuary in a bid to safeguard their future wellbeing and protect the water’s ecosystem.
A US city has urged residents not to discard unwanted pet goldfish into local lakes.
UK aquatic companies are being urged to support an initiative aimed at protecting Amazon fish species.
Aquatic Now has taken over as the UK distributor of Italian company ELOS Aquarium Products.
An animal conservationist who is ‘rewilding’ zoo animals has now set his sight on aquaria.
The owners of a new aquatics shop are aiming to recreate a friendly ‘tattoo parlour’ vibe, alongside a reputation for cool and unusual livestock.
A new study by Marine Megafauna Foundation is the first to describe a population of endangered zebra sharks (also commonly called leopard sharks) in Africa.
A study has found that river fish are in danger of methamphetamine addiction where the substance has been discovered seeping into rivers.
The global shipping crisis that manifested itself throughout the latter part of 2020 is proving to be an ‘increasingly alarming situation’ for a vast number of suppliers in the aquarium and water gardening industry.
The future of a £20,000 aquarium tank – complete with aquatic inhabitants – looks a little uncertain as its owners try to find it a new home.
The Environment Agency has released thousands of young grayling into rivers to boost fish stocks.
Freshwater fish conservation group Shoal has launched a campaign to search for ‘missing’ fish species.
The Ornamental Fish International (OFI) held its Annual General Meeting via Zoom last month, attended by more than 30 members from across the globe.
Interpet has launched two new aquarium products – Plant Food and Plant CO2 – so plants receive the right nutrients to enable them to flourish without nitrates and phosphates, encouraging optimum growth without stimulating algae.
The JBL Protemp Cooler, which has proved popular with fishkeepers during hot summer months, has been given an upgrade.
Apple snails can again be imported and sold in England, Scotland and Wales (but not Northern Ireland) after the genus Pomacea was removed from the list of quarantined pests in legislation passed in January.
The Blue Reef Aquarium has reopened its doors following a lengthy coronavirus lockdown.
Members of the King British Team have been lending a hand at The National Turtle Sanctuary, helping to create a new pond for the inhabitants.
The RSPCA is calling for the giving of pets as prizes to be banned and is urging local authorities across England and Wales to act to protect ‘misunderstood’ goldfish.
Specialist imports of aquatic plants attract increased fees from the first of June.
A leading UK pond specialist has created two new products to help tackle common pond problems.
Companies eager to show off their new products have revealed that the return of AQUA 2021 is a crucial moment in the aquatics and water gardening industry as the UK continues to unlock covid-19 restrictions.
Land around an electricity substation in Suffolk has been transformed for local wildlife after a pond was restored to allow Great Crested Newts to potentially breed there.
An otter with expensive tastes has been filmed eating more than £1,000 worth of koi fish from a garden pond.
A Canadian pet superstore chain has stopped selling aquarium livestock in a bid to halt the spread of an invasive species.
The worldwide ornamental fish market was valued US $6,800m in 2019 and is forecast to reach $11,336.47m by 2025, according to a new report.
Aquatics firm Oase UK is benefiting from an upsurge in fishkeeping activity that has resulted since the first covid-19 lockdown last year.
Community fisheries in Utah are being devastated by koi that have been released by their owners.
There has been a massive rise in pet ownership since the start of the first lockdown last year, with an estimated 3.2 million households acquiring a ‘pandemic pet’, according to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association.
A US survey of aquascapers found that the hobby was’ fun and affordable’.
OATA’s chief executive Dominic Whitmee has accepted an offer to become an advisor on Shoal’s Advisory Group. Shoal is a world leading global conservation initiative focused entirely on freshwater species.
Country music stars in the US have performed a live-stream concert in aid of aquariums impacted by the pandemic.
A citizens science project is collecting data on the number of terrapins and turtles found released into the wild in the UK.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA), which represents more than 800 UK aquatic retailers, has responded to a government call for evidence on moving animals across borders.
Leading pet and aquatics company Interpet has launched a new range of energy-efficient LED lighting providing maximum brightness to create a beautiful, healthy aquarium – making fish shine and plants flourish.
Ibrahim Mefire Kouotou, managing director of leading aquarium manufacturer Eheim Group, shares with us his vision for the next year and beyond
UK trade body OATA has responded to comments made by the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, describing them as ‘unjustified and showing a lack of proper research’ into the way live ornamental fish are transported.
The WWF is warning that the UK is ‘no exception’ when it comes to the loss of freshwater fish species, as a new report exposes the dire outlook for populations across the world.
An International consortium of governments, universities and non-governmental organisations is studying great white shark behaviour in the northwest Atlantic ocean to prevent human-shark conflict and protect both species.
TV gardener David Domoney aims to encourage more people to add water features to their homes and gardens as he enters a new partnership with OASE.
Vets at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine put a woman’s ailing pet seahorse into a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to cure him of gas bubble disease, which is similar to decompression sickness or ‘the bends’, a condition that occurs in scuba divers who surface too quickly.
The price of Hawaiian tropical fish is set to soar following a court ruling banning commercial marine aquarium fishing.
Aquaja – a Dutch specialist in pet and aquatic shop fitting – has fitted the first shop in the UK with its Economy Line Aquaria Stand system.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) has sent a letter to government ministers seeking urgent action to resolve problems of importing livestock and products into the UK, which have arisen since the end of the Brexit transition period in January.
A new film exploring the artisanal fishing trade for the home aquarium industry in Brazil has been released on Vimeo.
Penguins at the London Aquarium have been enjoying festive films in a bid to help them prepare for visitors post-lockdown.
BBC Radio 4 consumer programme ‘You and Yours’ featured the growing popularity of fish keeping in its early December programme. During lockdown many people took on a new pet – not just cats and dogs, fish found a new fan-base too.
Ibrahim Mefire Kouotou, MD of the aquatics group EHEIM, has been crowned manager of the year by a French trade publication.
It’s not often you get to share Sunday brunch with sharks and a turtle but that’s exactly what two divers did in an effort to raise money for cancer research.
The man behind a project to support Amazonian ornamental fisheries, Scott Dowd, has received a major award for his work.