Animal Behavior College Introduces Core Certification Aquarium Maintenance Program
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Animal Behavior College (ABC) is now accepting applications for its new core certification Aquarium Maintenance Program (AMP). The program will include topics on business building, setting up and maintaining freshwater and saltwater aquariums, creating aquascapes, how to identify common diseases and their treatments, fish anatomy, species differentiation and breeding, among others.
“There are more than 139 million freshwater fish and 18 million saltwater fish kept as pets in the U.S.,” said Steven Appelbaum, president and CEO of Animal Behavior College. “This program is designed for new and existing hobbyists who want to start a maintenance business.”
The distance learning program will take students, on average, between 10 to 12 months to complete, according to officials. Upon completion, graduates will be certified by ABC as Animal Behavior College Aquarium Maintenance Professionals (ABCAMP).
“One of the many benefits of establishing an aquarium maintenance business are its reasonable start-up costs,” Appelbaum said. “With basic supplies, such as buckets and tubing for water changes, testing kits, a siphon vacuum and specimen containers along with other specialized equipment and liability insurance, program graduates can begin maintaining aquariums for clients. They could also expand their business by offering maintenance services to pet stores and other businesses, as well as breeding fish, fragging corals and growing plants for sale.”
Details on the program can be found here.