Aquatic industry experts recommend a retailer establish a bond with fledgling fishkeepers by guiding them toward such essentials as a tank that best suits their desired livestock, food that contributes to a complete diet and a conditioner to maintain water quality and clarity. Be sure to emphasize the benefits of such extras as lighting, landscape items and substrates, which possess both an aesthetic and physiological value to the aquatic hobbyist.
Once people are hooked on the fishkeeping hobby, the likelihood for retailers maintaining a solid business relationship with those customers is very high. Providing quality products to a dedicated customer is good for the aquatic livestock and good for the added revenue.
FISH FEEDER FRANK
Fish Feeder Frank is a decorative fish feeder for your aquarium. Simply drop Tubifex worms, black worms or algae wafers into the cage and snap on the lid. Drop the cage in the aquarium and watch your fish feed on it like sharks. The fisherman screws onto the side of most glass thicknesses and sits at the top of your aquarium. Great for rimless aquariums and small tanks, the Fish Feeder Frank is good for fish up to three inches.
API FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT
The API Freshwater Master Test Kit measures the four most important levels in freshwater aquariums quickly and accurately, including pH, high range pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. With scientific accuracy for professional results, the reusable Freshwater Master Test Kit comes with four glass test tubes with snap-tight caps and a convenient holding tub for easy storage.
MARINELAND PORTRAIT DESKTOP KIT
This five-gallon glass aquarium features three-stage, hidden filtration with a Rite Size Cartridge and Marineland Bio-Foam, and it has an adjustable flow filter pump. The aquarium kit also includes bright white and blue energy-efficient LED lights, so fishkeepers can change the lighting to their liking to mimic the underwater effect of sunlight or a moonlight glow.
AQUEON BETTA PUZZLE
This red or blue puzzle piece-shaped kit is great for a single betta, or fish hobbyists can 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.
ULTUM 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.
PE MYSIS FLAKES
PE Flakes are a highly palatable, nutritionally complete fish food designed to enhance coloration and induce an energetic feeding response in a variety of fish. Offered in Saltwater, Freshwater, Cichlid and Goldfish formulations, they contain fresh PE Mysis for a rich and nutritionally complete diet.
NEW VISION V20 FOODS
This marine fish food blend, which is coated with 100-percent pure Antarctic krill oil, is made of four different pellet foods and two flake foods. The flakes are “cold-processed” to provide live probiotics, and the food has essential nutrients and Omega 3 fatty acids. Some pieces float, some sink and some stay in the middle, ensuring all of the aquarium is fed.
HIKARI 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.
CORAL FRAGGING KIT
This premium line is made with Japanese stainless steel, passivated and black-oxidized for superior durability in both fresh and salt water environments. It includes sharp point scissors, a tapered head coral cutter, a large SPS coral cutter, a coral knife with blade, and all-purpose tongs with an angled, rubber-coated head.
FRITZ RPM REEF ELEMENTS
The Fritz RPM Calcium/Buffer System and Fritz RPM Magnesium allow aquarists to maintain a marine aquarium’s calcium, alkalinity and magnesium levels. Fritz RPM Reef Elements does not contain unmeasured and unnecessary ions and metals. Part 1 is formulated to provide the highest purity carbonate alkalinity, and when used in conjunction with Part 2 along with regular water changes with a high-quality salt-like Fritz RPM Salt, it provides the correct ionic balance necessary for healthy fish, corals and invertebrates.
Python Products, including the Python HOOK, are proudly constructed using only the highest-quality American-made materials. The HOOK is a helping hand that attaches to Python’s No Spill Clean and Fill for easy and effortless tank refilling. Python products are free of BPA, arsenic and lead.
TETRA WATER CARE SYSTEM
Recreating freshwater, a fish’s natural habitat, is one of the most essential aspects of fish keeping. Help fishkeepers recreate the conditions of clean, clear and healthy freshwater. Tetra® brand’s easy water care regimen includes Tetra Cleaning Bacteria to add beneficial microorganisms and reduce organic waste, Tetra EasyBalance to replenish essential vitamins and minerals, and Tetra AquaSafe to make tap water safe for fish.
OASE BIORB TUBE
OASE biOrb TUBE aquariums feature a cylindrical-profile with a unique 360° view and are available with standard or multi-color remote controlled LED lighting. The TUBE is crafted with durable acrylic, resulting in increased visibility over typical glass aquariums. Available in either a stylish white or black trim, the TUBE comes in four- or nine-gallon capacities and features the patented, five-step biOrb filtration to ensure clear, healthy water and easy maintenance.
Increase the beauty of an aquarium landscape with these unique style stones and rocks to look like miniature rock formations. These all-natural materials are available in an assortment of sizes and shapes to enhance aquascaping setups.