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From ‘A’ to Sea

Pet Age Staff//March 1, 2019//

From ‘A’ to Sea

Pet Age Staff //March 1, 2019//

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The aquatic sector offers an unparalleled sense of tranquility. Many studies have looked into the scientific benefits behind having an aquarium, but even without it, watching colorful fish swim freely among a tank filled with various corals, plants and textures has a calming effect on observers. This is one of the reasons the number of aquatic enthusiasts continues to grow.

But every aquatic enthusiast has a beginning filled with uncertainties. When they entered the hobby, even those in the field who are considered experts were not as knowledgeable as they are today. Mistakes were common, lessons were learned and years of practice molded their understandings of all things aquatic.

That is why those who are looking to take that first step into aquatics don’t need to stress. Many guides and tips, products and aquatic experts well-versed in the sector are available to those interested in diving in. Naturally, that isn’t to say that aquatic beginners will not be a bit stressed, nervous and confused.

Manufacturers and retailers should make sure they know the available aquatic products like the back of their hands so they can ease consumers’ fears, provide easy-to-follow instructions and advice, and be able to answer any questions a customer might have about starting an aquarium. Guide them towards the products that best suit their needs and preferences, and educate them on common beginner mistakes—like adding fish before the aquarium is ready or mixing incompatible fish—so that they can avoid these as they learn more.

These products are specially crafted and designed for any beginning aquarist. From starter kits to essential food products to ideal tank accessories, these products offer new consumers the tools necessary for proper aquarium upkeep while embodying the latest trends of the industry. So even new aquarists can not only have a fresh start to their aquatic journey, but they can also embrace their aquatic lifestyle and enjoy it to the fullest.


GloFish color changing ornamentsGloFish Color-Changing Ornaments

For aquariums, these ornaments are equipped with a GloFish Cycle Light or blue and black light LEDs to delight fishkeepers young and old. The new treasure chest, castle, frog log and Gloria GloFish figures all fluoresce under blue light and change colors when placed under black light.




LRM-Alt AAqamai Wi-fi Controlled Tank Accessories

Aqamai’s new line of smartphone-controlled tank accessories can be driven by an app without any mechanical controls necessary. The Aqamai KPM and KPS are compact devices designed to create gentle water flow in any aquarium. The Aqamai LRM is a professional reef aquarium lighting system that is silent, easy to install and has six channels to control color and intensity of UV.


sera_Snack_ProfessionalStick-On Chips Snacks

These stick-on chips by sera provide healthy variation in between meals and allow unique views into the underwater world of the aquarium. They can easily be attached to the aquarium glass, where they are enthusiastically nibbled off bite for bite by the fish. The snacks are available in three types: krill, daphnia and bloodworm.


Hikari Sinking Goldfish Excel 110gHikari Sinking Goldfish Excel

Goldfish keepers are always on the lookout for feeding options for their fishy friends, and Sinking Goldfish Excel is an excellent option for improved growth, excellent coloration and lots of natural nutrients that goldfish crave. The sinking pellet helps avoid air gulping, which can reduce the chances of swim bladder issues common with many goldfish species. When fed as directed, Hikari Sinking Goldfish Excel won’t cloud your aquarium water and is readily accepted by most goldfish varieties.







Cobalt_Marine_Vegi_Cubes_72dpiFrozen Marine Vegi

Cobalt Frozen Marine Vegi is a complete formula for all marine herbivorous fish. This highly palatable formula helps finicky marine fish to eat prepared foods. It is loaded with rotifers, krill and phyra sp. seaweed for consistent growth and color.







Aqueon Betta PuzzleAqueon Betta Puzzle

This red or blue puzzle piece-shaped kit is great for a single betta. Or, link multiple kits together to form a completed puzzle and house multiple bettas. To prevent bettas from seeing each other when the puzzle pieces are linked, each unit has frosted walls. Each kit comes with decorative gravel, a small plant, betta food and Betta Bowl Plus water conditioner.



seachem discus trace-resizedDiscus Trace

Discus Trace supplies a broad range of trace elements demonstrated to be necessary for proper fish health and growth. Unlike terrestrial animals, fish obtain nutrients from both their food and environment. Trace elements are normally depleted by utilization, oxidation and prescription, thus it is important to restore them on a regular basis. Discus Trace contains only those elements actually demonstrated to be required by fish, and it does not contain sodium.





box2Tetra Brand Goldfish Program

The new Goldfish Program includes new Goldfish Aquarium Kits, Goldfish Nutrition & Water Care and a Goldfish Information Center online. Goldfish Aquarium Kits, available in 10- and 20-gallon sizes, are tailored and appropriately sized to meet the specific needs of goldfish. Samples of goldfish-specific food and water care products are provided to optimize goldfish health and help consumers understand the products to look for at their retailers.


Ocean Nutrition1Formula Two Flakes

Formula Two Flakes is an excellent flake diet for both herbivorous marine and freshwater fish. The algae-boosted diet targets the needs of all marine and freshwater herbivorous fish. It contains an abundance of marine algae, kelp, garlic and a wide variety of other key ingredients. It improves coloration and vitality while boosting the immune system.



SFBB Fish EggsSFBB Fish Eggs

Fish eggs are an essential part of the natural diet for many marine organisms. San Francisco Bay Brand fish eggs are of marine origin and contain high levels of protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. They are excellent for finicky marine and freshwater fish, filter feeding marine invertebrates and reef tanks. They contain pure capelin fish eggs, without any dyes or







Ultum substrateUltum Nature Controsoil

Ultum Nature Systems has teamed up with Marfied controsoil to produce high-quality substrate made from a special mix of natural soil and volcanic ash. Ultum Nature Systems Controsoil prevents the notorious ammonia spike that is toxic to livestock and known for encouraging the onset of algae. Controsoil is available in various granule sizes and colors to accommodate user preference and aquatic plant choice.