by Edward C. Taylor on Jul 1, 2014
“The husbandry of aquatic organisms is a science, not a game, and when it comes to selling or exhibiting freshwater fish—both tropical and pond species—there is much to consider. Pet specialty retailers need to follow a strict regimen of care and maintenance of their livestock, or be prepared for the worst. Having come from a background of hatchery management, I am particularly aware of the significant role that proper care plays in the health and…”

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by Edward C. Taylor on Jun 1, 2014
“Most pet stores that stock marine livestock specialize in either fish or invertebrates. Maybe the business caters primarily to reef enthusiasts, so the store carries a full range of corals, but not fish. On the other hand, if fish are a retailer’s concentration, the store may have a minimal selection…”
by Edward C. Taylor on May 1, 2014
“    Are sales in your pet shop everything you always dreamed them to be? If the answer is “yes,” I need to talk with you immediately and find out the secret to that success. Most retailers, however, are in a fight not only to increase sales but also survive.…”
by Edward C. Taylor on Apr 1, 2014
“Of all the sections of an aquatics department, livestock must be given the most consideration when it comes to merchandising and display—and for obvious reasons. The health and welfare of both the animals and the business itself depend on the storeowner’s good judgment. So, when exhibiting livestock, retailers should strike…”
by Robyn Bright on Mar 1, 2014
“Anyone who has watched the popular Animal Planet show Tanked knows it is a lot of fun to watch brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer go through the ups and downs of designing, fabricating and setting up aquariums for Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) in Las Vegas. But what is more…”