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Is your family thinking of adding a fish tank or pond to your home? Fish tanks and ponds are wonderful places to observe a habitat on a smaller scale. Its like having your very own window into a fresh water riverbed or saltwater ocean. Keeping aquarium fish is a pleasurable and educational hobby for families around the world. Keeping fish as pets has been a tradition going back to ancient Egypt and China. Today, many more different, beautiful and fascinating kinds of fish and other aquatic animals can thrive in your home if you learn the dos and don’ts and get the right equipment. Aquariums and ponds are living, breathing aquatic works of art that can be as simple or as complex as your imagination and skills allow. In these fun pet podcasts, you'll learn all about aquarium fish and other aquatic animals, the aquarium industry, and the science and art that surround this fascinating hobby! So dive in--the water is fine!

Is your family thinking of adding a fish tank or pond to your home? Fish tanks and ponds are wonderful places to observe a habitat on a smaller scale. Its like having your very own window into a fresh water riverbed or saltwater ocean. Keeping aquarium fish is a pleasurable and educational hobby for families around the world. Keeping fish as pets has been a tradition going back to ancient Egypt and China. Today, many more different, beautiful and fascinating kinds of fish and other aquatic animals can thrive in your home if you learn the dos and don’ts and get the right equipment. Aquariums and ponds are living, breathing aquatic works of art that can be as simple or as complex as your imagination and skills allow. In these fun pet podcasts, you'll learn all about aquarium fish and other aquatic animals, the aquarium industry, and the science and art that surround this fascinating hobby! So dive in--the water is fine!

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Is your family thinking of adding a fish tank or pond to your home? Fish tanks and ponds are wonderful places to observe a habitat on a smaller scale. Its like having your very own window into a fresh water riverbed or saltwater ocean. Keeping aquarium fish is a pleasurable and educational hobby for families around the world. Keeping fish as pets has been a tradition going back to ancient Egypt and China. Today, many more different, beautiful and fascinating kinds of fish and other aquatic animals can thrive in your home if you learn the dos and don’ts and get the right equipment. Aquariums and ponds are living, breathing aquatic works of art that can be as simple or as complex as your imagination and skills allow. In these fun pet podcasts, you'll learn all about aquarium fish and other aquatic animals, the aquarium industry, and the science and art that surround this fascinating hobby! So dive in--the water is fine!

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English


Episodes

Aquariumania - Episode 82 The Aquarium Industry: A Global Look from Down Under with Ornamental Fish International President Shane Willis

5/11/2021
The aquarium trade is a billion dollar industry with commerce of animals, plants, and goods supporting the livelihoods of people all over the world. National and international organizations play a key role in managing and improving this complex business. My guest today, Shane Willis, is Managing Director of the National Aquaculture Training Institute in Australia and President of Ornamental Fish International. Join us, as Shane discusses his journey and provides a global\ perspective on...

Duration:00:40:49

Aquariumania - Episode 81 Naturalist and Explorer Ivan Mikolji, Part 2:Tales from His New Book “Fishes of the Orinoco in the Wild”

12/22/2020
The Orinoco River – one of the longest in S. America, has tributaries and wetlands that spread throughout Venezuela and Colombia for hundreds of thousands of square miles. Among the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world and the native range for many aquarium fish species, the stability of the Orinoco basin and surrounding forests is under threat from a variety of natural and man-made challenges. My guest today, Ivan Mikolji, world-renowned naturalist, audio/visual artist, and author,...

Duration:00:38:47

Aquariumania - Episode 80 How Ivan Mikolji Fuses Nature, Science, and Art to Foster Conservation of South American Waters

10/21/2020
South American river systems, the native range for many aquarium fish species, are beautiful, biodiverse, and rich in complexity. My guest today, Ivan Mikolji is a world-renowned naturalist, explorer, researcher, audio/visual artist, and author. Ivan has been sharing his river adventures through breath-taking films and photographs of S. American species for the past 15 years. Join us, as Ivan explains how an early love of science and nature in his native Venezuela drove him to...

Duration:00:29:04

Aquariumania - Episode 79 Nuri Fisher of Piscine Energetics: How An Innovative Fish Food Mitigates An Ecological Crisis

9/7/2020
Good quality fish food is, of course, critical for the aquaculture and aquarium industries. Fresh and frozen options can supplement commercial pellets and flakes or may be important staples for some species. So how does one company’s fish food help save a land-locked salmon population which won’t eat it? My guest today is Nuri Fisher, President of Piscine Energetics, based in British Columbia, Canada. Join us, as Nuri shares his life story, and explains how his company uses an innovative...

Duration:00:40:27

Aquariumania - Episode 78 Kids Are The Future, But For Some Of Them, The Future Is Now!

7/6/2020
My guest today is 8-year-old Miles Fetherston-Resch, Founder and CEO of Kids Saving Oceans, a conservation lifestyle brand, and his mother Libby, who currently works for NOAA’s Marine Mammal Program. Join us, as Miles and Libby explain how Kids Saving Oceans is making a difference for ocean conservation. EPISODE NOTES: Kids Are The Future, But For Some Of Them, The Future Is Now!

Duration:00:35:46

Aquariumania - Episode 77 How Does Aquarium Keeping Affect ‘the Keepers'? Dr. Liz Marchio Shares Her Own Journey and Her Interests in Science and the Public

5/13/2020
Aquarium keeping, for many hobbyists, goes beyond the pet aspect and truly becomes a way to bring aquatic ecosystems into one’s home. But how do aquariums affect personal views on science and conservation? My guest today, Dr. Liz Marchio - long-time aquarist, ichthyologist, and social scientist - works for the National Park Service in New Orleans to educate youth in science and ecological restoration and to oversee citizen science programs. Join us, as Liz shares her own journey and thoughts...

Duration:00:45:32

Aquariumania - Episode 76 Lionfish: Beautiful but Damaging Invaders from the Indo-Pacific

4/14/2020
The lionfishes, known for their contrasting banded coloration and long, venomous fin rays, are beautiful and popular marine aquarium inhabitants. So what happens when they leave their native Indo-Pacific range and become established in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico? Join us, as my guest Alex Fogg - lionfish expert and Marine Resource Coordinator for Okaloosa County - describes the negative impacts of this non-native species and ongoing efforts to study and control this...

Duration:00:34:47

Aquariumania - Episode 75 Segrest Farms’ Alan Luken and Shelby Stensrud Discuss Conservation and Sustainability in the Aquarium Trade

11/26/2019
Sustainability and conservation of the earth’s aquatic resources are critical to our planet’s health. In the aquarium hobby, there is constant debate over the pros and cons of wild collection vs. aquaculture. Aquarium trade leaders understand that both, when properly managed, can be sustainable and promote conservation, and that industry and public education are key. My guests today are Alan Luken and Shelby Stensrud, Associate Brand Managers at Segrest Farms based in Florida. Join us, as...

Duration:00:30:21

Aquariumania - Episode 74 In and Out of Africa: Joe Cutler’s Quest to Catalogue and Preserve Cameroon’s Freshwater Fishes

9/11/2019
Travel and technology have made our world seems smaller- but the aquatic realm continues to be a source of mystery. My guest today, Joe Cutler, a scientist and National Geographic Explorer, has made it his mission to catalogue freshwater fishes in Central Africa. Join us, as Joe shares his journey from California to Cameroon - and his hopes to preserve biodiversity in the region. EPISODE NOTES: In and Out of Africa: Joe Cutler’s Quest to Catalogue and Preserve Cameroon’s Freshwater...

Duration:00:44:16

Aquariumania - Episode 73 Keys in Crisis: The Florida Aquarium’s Keri O’Neil Discusses Multi-Institutional Efforts to Manage Disease Devastating Florida’s Coral Reefs

7/31/2019
The Florida Keys, a famous destination for snorkelers and divers, are home to the continental U.S.’s only living coral barrier reef. Unfortunately, since about 2014, the Florida Reef Tract has been in crisis, with numerous species of corals dying from Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, the cause of which is currently unknown. My guest today, Keri O’Neil, Senior Coral Scientist at the Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation in Apollo Beach, has been studying captive and wild corals for...

Duration:00:37:23

Aquariumania - Episode 72 From Switzerland to the Wilds of Minnesota: The Aquatic Journey of Amazonas Magazine’s and Swiss Tropicals’ Stephan Tanner

6/27/2019
How does a Swiss aquarium fish enthusiast go from molecular cancer research to leadership roles for both Amazonas Magazine, a must-read resource for aquarium hobbyists, AND Swiss Tropicals, a company specializing in aquarium filtration systems? Join us, as my guest Dr. Stephan Tanner, Senior Co-Editor and Co-Publisher of Amazonas Magazine AND head of Swiss Tropicals, describes his aquarium fish journey from Switzerland to Minnesota. EPISODE NOTES: From Switzerland to the Wilds of...

Duration:00:40:18

Aquariumania - Episode 71 Aquascape Artist Sam Rutka Sheds Light on Planted Aquaria

6/6/2019
Aquatic gardening, whether in ponds or aquaria, is both a science and an art. Just the right mix and quantity of plants and an expert touch can mean the difference between a tank with plants and a aquascaped masterpiece! My guest today, Sam Rutka, is the freshwater manager, aquascaper, and plant specialist at Easy Aquariums, a specialty aquatics and reptile store in Gorham, Maine, as well as a master undewater gardener. Join us, as Sam leads us through the art and science of...

Duration:00:39:14

Aquariumania - Episode 70 Dr. Ari Fustukjian: The Florida Aquarium’s Wet Vet

12/7/2018
The Florida Aquarium – an inspiring and signature tourist destination in Tampa - highlights Florida native species and other aquatic animals from around the world. My guest today, Dr. Ari Fustukjian, oversees the health and welfare of this very diverse collection of organisms. Join us, as Dr. Ari shares his career path and discusses his role there as well as other amazing goings-on at the Florida Aquarium. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Dr. Ari Fustukjian: The Florida...

Duration:00:37:27

Aquariumania - Episode 69 Preuss Pets: A Tropical, Animal Lover's Paradise in Lansing, Michigan

11/15/2018
Most people don’t equate Lansing, Michigan with the tropics…but nestled within this city is Preuss Pets, a Caribbean-themed tropical store paradise and major animal destination, filled with high quality finned, feathered, and furred pets. My guest today, Rick Preuss, owner and operator of Preuss Pets, is a leading fish expert in Michigan who devotes much of his time to education to foster good pet care. Join us, as we learn more about Rick and his landmark store! More details on this...

Duration:00:35:26

Aquariumania - Episode 68 Ancient Hobby History: How Florida Exotic Fish Sales’ Rick Biro Brought Cichlids to the U.S.

6/25/2018
African cichlids have been farmed in Florida for decades. But how did these popular, colorful fish find their way into Florida’s industry? My guest today is Rick Biro, well-known cichlid producer and head of Florida Exotic Fish Sales. Join us, as Rick describes his journeys from Florida to Malawi and back in his early quest to make these fascinating, colorful fishes a staple in the aquarium hobby. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Ancient Hobby History: How Florida Exotic Fish...

Duration:00:40:23

Aquariumania - Episode 67 Barrett Christie: Building An Oasis for Endangered Desert Fishes

4/19/2018
Barrett Christie, Director of Husbandry at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT, has worked with most major groups of aquatic animals, from seals to sharks to corals- but ironically- he has a strong passion for the desert…Desert fishes, that is. Join us as Barrett explains why-- AND why some of these fishes are in trouble. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Barrett Christie: Building An Oasis for Endangered Desert Fishes with Dr. Roy Yanong

Duration:00:34:50

Aquariumania - Episode 66 Dr. Greg Barord Uncovers Mysteries of the Chambered Nautilus

2/12/2018
SciFi enthusiasts may remember that in Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Captain Nemo’s submarine was the Nautilus. Named after one of the most beautiful creatures of the ocean - the chambered nautilus for many years was poorly understood. Today, more of its biology and ecology is known thanks to the work of dedicated marine scientists. My guest today, is nautilus expert, marine scientist and educator, Dr. Greg Barord. Join us, as Greg explains some of the mysteries of the...

Duration:00:36:19

Aquariumania - Episode 65 YouTuber Dustin Wunderlich of Dustin’s Fishtanks Talks Videos, Plants, and 107,000!

1/6/2018
YouTube has changed the way the world shares experiences and learns, and aquarium enthusiasts have taken advantage of this powerful tool. Big case in point- the incredibly popular aquarium channel, Dustin’s Fishtanks - with over 107,000 subscribers and millions of views - hosted by wild man Dustin Wunderlich. Join us, as Dustin shares his journey from European history major to YouTube sensation as well as his passions about the aquarium hobby and planted tanks. More details on this...

Duration:00:40:43

Aquariumania - Episode 64 Segrest Farms’ Marine Guru Alan Luken discusses the Reef Aquarium Hobby and Conservation

12/11/2017
The marine aquarium and reef hobby continue to gain interest, as marine conservation concerns also increase. My guest today is Alan Luken, head of corals and marine organisms at Segrest Farms, who leads efforts on both fronts. Join us, as Alan describes his journey on the high C’s- from Cincinnati and the Caribbean to Coastal Carolina and Corals at Segrest. More details on this episode MP3 Podcast - Segrest Farms’ Marine Guru Alan Luken discusses the Reef Aquarium Hobby and Conservation...

Duration:00:34:00

Aquariumania - Episode 63 Josh Patterson: Corals and Restoration Aquaculture

9/13/2017
Most people think of aquaculture as farming fish for food. Some may even realize that many aquarium fish are cultured for the hobby. So what is ‘restoration aquaculture’ and what role does it play in conservation efforts? My guest today is Josh Patterson, Assistant Professor of Restoration Aquaculture at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, based at the Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation, in Apollo Beach. Josh studies the use of aquacultured...

Duration:00:41:16