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Spring is a time when pond and water garden owners start taking stock of what they need for the coming season, and aquatics stores should be ready to accommodate their needs. Gardening and home improvement centers, as well as big box pet stores have realized the value of stocking pond supplies but often lack knowledgeable […]

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An Aquatic Adventure

Bright colors, new characters and an interactive experience—this might sound like a description of the latest smartphone app, but it’s actually what retailers and consumers can look forward to from the world of GloFish. When these bright-colored fish hit the market a little over 10 years ago, they immediately started making waves, adding something new […] Read More →

Fancy Fish

Aquatic retailers are always looking for ways to separate themselves from big box and online vendors and stand out in the crowd. If you don’t already feature ornamental goldfish as part of your livestock inventory, now is the time to start! Orandas, ryukins, lionheads, telescope eyes, pearlscales, bubble eyes and other varieties of top quality […] Read More →

Getting the Light Right

Recently published research in a journal on “Environment and Behavior” confirmed something we have long thought to be true: that watching fish helps people relax. The study found that participants not only were in a better mood, but also had reduced heart rate and blood pressure. This is great news for aquarium lovers, but it […] Read More →

From Source to Store

When you examine what is popular in the world of freshwater fish, at first glance the category might look a lot like it did 10, or even 30, years ago. But dive a little deeper beneath the surface, and you find there are a lot of new and exciting things going on in this large […] Read More →

Prepare the Pond

With the holiday season in the rear view mirror, many businesses hunker down for the winter doldrums—but that doesn’t mean you should. Winter is prime time for aquarium activity, especially in northern regions, but it’s also time to help your customers get their ponds in order and get your staff excited for warmer days ahead. […] Read More →

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Keep it Clean and Clear

Today’s aquarium owners are busy people. These hobbyists have a lot going on in their lives, and cleaning the aquarium may not be at the top of their “To Do” list. But maintaining a healthy, vibrant aquarium doesn’t have to be drudgery, and it doesn’t have to occupy an entire Saturday afternoon. Devoting a little […] Read More →

Tiny is Trendy

Television today is filled with shows about tiny houses, restaurants have meals made up of tiny sandwiches called sliders and even fairy gardens exist to serve as miniature worlds within bigger gardens. People have become fascinated with small-scale things, and that trend extends to the aquarium category. Nano tanks have become popular over the past […] Read More →

Get in the Green

Whether adding a few plants to a freshwater aquarium, trying out aquaponics or going for full-out aquascaping, the public is discovering that it’s never been easier to have a tank containing healthy, thriving plants. The simplicity of keeping plants is due, in part, to advancements in the category, including improved lighting, supplements and water treatments […] Read More →

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