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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.
Tetra is investing in digital media to target new and existing fishkeepers via a social, search and display campaign.
Velda has brought out the AquaTesterPro, which can measure water parameters in seconds.
RNLI Lifeguards have warned the public to be aware of Weever fish and of what to do if you get stung by one.
German firm EHEIM has launched three glass-and-aluminium aquarium sets.
JBL CEO Roland Böhme demonstrated his hands-on approach when he stepped in to install a state-of-the-art solar panel on the roof himself!
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is to demolish part of the Merthyr Vale weir in Wales, to allow fish to migrate upstream to produce juvenile fish.
Especially for the hot weather, the Silenta Air Outdoor air pump helps aerate ponds.
The Environment Agency says its fish-restocking scheme, which boosts fish populations in the wild, has been a success.
JBL has launched a new food for coldwater fish, ProPond Biotope, which caters to the dietary requirements of species other than goldfish and koi.
Spawning fish will have an easier time swimming up the River Severn in Worcestershire thanks to a £20m project to introduce fish passes.
Aquatics company Evolution Aqua has now added the Horticulture product line to its Kessil portfolio.
EHEIM has brought out its EHEIM streamcontrol, a control system for circulation and flow pumps to simulate natural water flows in the aquarium.
The Queensland groper, also known as the giant grouper, has been spotted swimming in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, more than 3,000km away from its usual spot on the coral reefs and estuaries off the Queensland coast. 
Fluval has launched its latest generation of bluetooth app-controlled LED lighting.
Velda has brought out Floating Glass Lights, spheres made of clear glass that can be floated on ponds. 
EHEIM has been awarded Animal Challenge Awards in two categories as Best Supplier of the Year by Animal Distribution Magazine in Paris.
Indonesia has been congratulated on its latest progress report on the conservation and management measures taken to protect its endemic Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, population.
 
German aquatics firm EHEIM has presented the EHEIM Award to selected customers at Interzoo in recognition of their special relationship. 
Americans owned about 139m freshwater fish last year compared with about 74m cats and 70m dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, and aquatic animal medicine remains a niche field that more veterinarians are studying as the popularity of aquatic pets rises, reports The Buffalo News.
The RSPB is urging home owners to build ponds in their gardens in light of falls in sightings of wildlife, including frogs and toads.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are developing a method to detect illegal cyanide fishing, a banned method in which fish are stunned using diluted cyanide.
The first two months of Indonesia’s coral export ban has resulted in an estimated loss of US$2m (£1.5m) and thousands of jobs, says a global trade group.
For pet warehouse worker Andy Tate, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity and aquatics – or in his case, a Nissan Micra. For he has just completed converting a Nissan Micra into an aquarium. 
EHEIM has unveiled new packaging for its water treatments. 
The Fluval Edge aquarium has been redesigned with true-to-nature LED lighting two times brighter than the original Edge, as well as a new convenient cover.
Severe bleaching has changed the ecology on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, say scientists. 
A team of marine scientists are hunting for ‘dinosaurs’ in the deep underwater canyons off Sodwana Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
JBL has updated its online content in its Essentials/Aquarium section, which now has the same amount of information as a 200-page reference book. 
Bug Bites are Fluval’s new insect larvae recipe fish food. Bug Bites are a complete fish food containing up to 40% insect larvae protein. The recipe is ‘highly palatable’ and can enhance colouration. 
Aquatics specialist Blagdon has launched Amphibious IQ, a British-designed energy-saving pond pump with intelligent features. 
Aquarama 2018 will be held in Shanghai, China, for the first time from August 22-25, and together with PetFair Asia will occupy 10 halls.
The Indonesian government has issued a blanket ban on all exports of corals, stunning the global ornamental fish industry.
Tetra has launched a new Micro food range, designed to suit smaller species of ornamental fish with small mouths, including young and adolescent fish.
Hundreds of species of fish and shellfish will be forced to migrate northwards to escape the effects of climate change, putting global fisheries at risk.
Following three years of research and development, Interpet has launched Tri-Spec 2, a maximum output aquarium light with a lens system. 
An aquatics manufacturer says it has introduced ‘the world’s first aquarium with wireless technology’. 
EHEIM launched a range of new products at Germany’s Interzoo, many of them embracing smart aquarium technology.
The Sahara desert could be seeing a new future – in fish farming. A new joint venture between South Korea and Algeria has resulted in the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center. Elsewhere, farms are experimenting with catfish, reports the Reuters news agency.
Sea Life Great Yarmouth has opened a new exhibition, Claws vs Jaws, featuring ‘several of the world’s most amazing crustaceans and Creatures of the Deep’.
Two aquatic trade bodies have joined forces to offer specialised training worldwide for the aquatics industry.
An aquatics retailer has made it on eBay’s millionaire list for achieving a million-pound turnover. 
West Sumatra says its ornamental freshwater and marine exports are growing with 150,000 fish going through its airport every year, mostly to Singapore. 
Tetra has launched a series of monthly podcasts aimed at educating and supporting fishkeepers from all levels of experience with bitesize content they can listen to on the go. 
Scientists have identified a newly named rariphotic zone, a layer of ocean between depths of 130 and 300m (400 and 1,000ft) off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean, which they say is teeming with previously unknown fish.
Scientists are urging the Australian authorities to review a decision to introduce Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) into its rivers to deal with the common carp. 
To the surprise of the scientists, populations of a South American guppy have been found in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a volcanic island in the South Atlantic. 
Cosmetic surgery for Asian arowana is becoming a standard procedure in Singapore.
The coral bleaching events that have affected the Great Barrier Reef in recent years have taken their toll on the region’s fish population, according to a new study.
An aquatics retailer has spoken of his devastation when he discovered thieves had stolen around £6,000 worth of specialist products. 
Hawaii has ruled that all 130 recreational aquarium collection permits are now void, bringing the collection of marine ornamentals for the trade to a halt.
Aquatics retailer The WaterZoo has launched its new ecommerce website which is mobile friendly.
Waterlife has brought out a tonic salt that can be used in ponds.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has joined forces with public health officials to produce guidance to help marine aquarium hobbyists who keep corals protect themselves against palytoxin poisoning.
JBL is giving 40 enthusiasts the chance to visit the koi breeders of Niigata in Japan as part of its next expedition.
Tetra has introduced two Cascade Globe aquariums, in Bordeaux (red) and white colours. 
Aquatics manufacturer Evolution Aqua has released the new Aquascaper Glass Pipework Sets. 
Ornamental fish are helping to provide nutrients for a vegetable grower in Australia’s New South Wales. Vegetable farmer Luke Tutt said: “The basis of our farm is the fish becoming the fertilising agents for our produce.”
Mexico hopes fish farming can help weaken the illegal market for the totoaba fish and help save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, of which less than 30 survive.
CIPS has announced it is running the China Aquascape competition at the Guangzhou pet and aquatics event in September.
The British Cichlid Association is holding its Spring Event in Solihull and is inviting retailers to take on a table for £15 to sell dry goods or fish.
Mars Fishcare is relaunching its API water treatments range, ensuring its products are safe for family pets, and says API is committed to the Mars Petcare mission of making ‘a better world for pets’.
A team from Maidenhead Aquatics has visited a marine conservation project in Indonesia, donating a number of marine water test kits.
 The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has responded to a Government consultation on tackling the enforcement of the EU Alien Invasive Species regulation in the UK and the penalties for those who flout the law.
A team of divers and scientists has discovered a population of what is thought to be the world’s rarest fish.
CITES has set up a Rural Communities Working Group to look at how communities can have a voice in its decisions, which can have such an effect on their livelihoods.
More than 60,000 people are expected to visit China’s Ornamental Fish Championship later this year.