“    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 nearby Knoxville as a “learning-lab” for the hatchery business. Pet Business caught up with Matthew J. Carberry, president of Sustainable Aquatics, to get his perspective…”

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by Edward C. Taylor on Aug 1, 2013
“Many pet specialty stores perform tests on customers’ water samples—it is, after all, a great service to offer. As with everything else in life, however, there are multiple levels of products available with which to execute the service. For example, cars may range in price from $12,000 to well over…”
by Jennifer Boncy on Aug 1, 2013
“The aquarium supply market is awash with water treatment products formulated to maintain clean, beautiful aquariums that provide the optimal conditions to support the living organisms residing within.Water quality is central to the success of all aquarium hobbyists, and most will turn to their local pet specialty store for guidance…”
by Edward Taylor on Jul 1, 2013
“Throughout most of the continental United States, the pond department in many pet shops is like a neglected stepchild. It only gets to shine when Prince Charming finally comes along to breathe life into it. In this case, Prince Charming is the weather—otherwise known as spring and summer. Geographically blessed…”
by Mark Kalaygian on Jul 1, 2013
“While the aquarium business has been getting a lot of attention for the sales decline and subsequent rebound that it experienced over the past several years, the pond category has steadily kept swimming along. As a result, pet stores that have waded into the pond business are seeing a solid…”