Fish

by Edward C. Taylor on Nov 1, 2013
“      The nano concept, as it is employed in the aquatics trade, can be a very good idea. After all, a nano tank is a completely integrated unit with virtually everything that a consumer needs all contained in a single box——minus the fish, of course—which makes for no-muss, no-fuss selling. A retailer can truly tell customers, “This is all you need, except livestock and décor.” With all of the equipment included, and instructions…”

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by Edward C. Taylor on Oct 1, 2013
“        The first décor item that was ever used in an aquarium was probably a rock. It is simple enough for most people—go out to the nearest stream, pick out a nicely colored and shaped rock of appropriate size, and put it in the tank. Maybe they…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Oct 1, 2013
“    While they have traditionally been viewed by shoppers as being nothing more than an element of fish-tank décor—albeit a necessary one—substrates actually serve a much higher purpose in the aquarium, and thus in retailers’ aquatic departments. While they do, indeed, serve a clear decorative role, today’s substrate products…”
by Edward C. Taylor on Sep 1, 2013
“    Summer is over, and it is time to gear up for the high season of sales. Many fish tank owners neglect their aquariums over the summer and will be ready to make some new additions. Retailers can certainly expect fish sales to gradually increase by late September and…”
“    Sustainable Aquatics, a Jefferson City, Tenn.-based marine ornamental fish hatchery, has a decade of experience in breeding a variety of aquatic species for the pet industry. Throughout its history, the company has focused primarily on supporting brick-and-mortar independent pet stores. It even operates a retail aquarium shop in…”