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Pedigree Wholesale is reporting growth of over 35% from the Hikari brand in the past two years, driven by the ongoing success of the company’s Saki-Hikari dealer programme.
Owners of small aquariums have the chance to see their aquarium plants growing stronger and faster thanks to JBL’s new bio-CO2 products.
OATA has handed out its second Stakeholder Engagement Award to Rob Quest of Heathrow’s Animal Reception Centre in recognition of his long-standing work with the industry.
Two new directors were welcomed to the OATA board at the trade association’s annual general meeting which was held on Zoom.
Leading aquatics company OASE has formed a partnership with Shoal, the global initiative to halt extinctions and recover populations of the most threatened freshwater species.
The disparity between tariffs on tropical freshwater and marine fish imports has been suspended, thanks to lobbying by OATA and its members.
Aquarium enthusiasts can now care for their fish remotely via a smart phone, tablet or PC.
AQUA, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s aquatics and water gardening industry, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th October, 2023.
An aquatics shop owner found an unusual gift on his doorstep when he went to open up shop – a ‘giant’ catfish in a bucket.
Man-made reefs attract more small fish than natural reefs, say researchers in Australia.
OATA has updated its advice for retailers and hobbyists about how to ensure moss balls imported into the UK are not carrying an infestation of zebra mussels.
A town council has unanimously voted to ban pets, especially goldfish, as prizes at local fairs.
A new aquatic shop has opened in a former furniture store and will be run by a father-and-son team of enthusiasts.
Hundreds of rare fish on the Red List of Threatened Species have moved into a new home after a college joined forces with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to help protect them.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has launched a new report examining the trade in fish for home aquariums and garden ponds in a bid to tackle misconceptions about the industry.
As the doors closed on the biennial AQUA show today (Thursday, October 14), there was general agreement among visitors and exhibitors that the event had proved to be a massive tonic for the aquatics and water garden industry.
The opening day of AQUA 2021 proved popular as the biennial two-day industry exhibition gave aquatic and water garden retailers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with suppliers.
Seven new aquatic, reptile and water garden innovations have been confirmed as this year’s winners of the AQUA 2021 New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews.
Maidenhead Aquatics has launched a new Click and Collect service, bridging the gap between traditional retail outlets and its website.
Interest in keeping axolotls has soared after the introduction of an animated version of the amphibian in the computer game Minecraft.
The Ornamental Aquatics Trade Association has welcomed Matthew Hill as its new scientific support officer.
As the industry looks forward to the return of the aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition, Aqua, next week, OASE has unveiled some of its latest innovations.
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.