The aquarium hobby is hot right now, with fish and coral prices soaring as retailers struggle to source a reliable supply.
Nano aquariums are popular with hobbyists at every skill level, and are used to house everything from reef setups to planted freshwater tanks.
The category is giving independent retailers a way to generate repeat sales and set them apart from competitors.
Pet specialty retailers are optimistic about aquatic lighting sales as the latest tech and high-end features drive demand.
Installations, maintenance services and product sales have been a boon for retailers.
The import of wild-harvested large polyp specimens faces restrictions or a ban pending decision from the EU.
Fish foods continue to sell well and support retailers amid general growth in aquatics sales.
The authorities plan to release the carp herpes virus (KHV) into rivers colonized by the invasive common carp.
Despite a year characterized by coronavirus, local fish stores experienced a boom in business in 2020 and have a positive outlook for the year ahead.
The U.S. and Europe have lone been in dispute regarding the aviation industry, and now it’s affecting the aquatics industry.
A man was arrested for illegal fishing activities off Pebble Beach.
Pet specialty retailers are emphasizing education and customer service to help support beginners and retain customers.
The aquarium industry is experiencing a coronavirus pandemic-fueled boom, and lighting sales are strong, with hobbyists seeking higher-intensity lighting systems that feature controllability.
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A recent decision extends the current moratorium on commercial aquarium collection in West Hawaii.
A negative list comes with potentially positive outcomes.
Retailers find that offering quality and a variety of nutritional products for fish and aquarium species is key.
PIJAC responds as attention turns to Hawaii’s eastern waters—and now, we wait.
Aquatic industry experts answer this question and discuss the state of the industry.
West Hawaii fishers wishing to collect marine fish for home aquaria from West Hawaii waters have suffered a setback.
Retailers report that customers are turning to new aquarium pets in a big way, and they’re buying tanks large and small.
Small aquariums are attracting interest from both space-conscious hobbyists and aquatic newcomers, and popularity is booming.
Different applications are driving customers to purchase more specialized lighting, and some retailers find they can be successful in niche markets.
A look at the trends and products making waves in the aquatic foods category.
Frozen dietary options have quickly turned into the go-to food choice for many customers' pets, aquatics specialty retailers reported.
The Indonesian ban on coral exports appears to finally be lifting, and retailers are expecting to see growth in the hobby.
Aquatic retailers have several advantages over their competitors when it comes to driving sales of aquarium equipment and maintenance supplies.
Retailers increasingly turn to foods and services as the pond equipment and supplies segment becomes more competitive.
Even the fish food market is heavily influenced by the top demands in what people put in their own bodies.
Legislative issues continue to hamper the marine hobby, but a resurgence of interest in freshwater and a shift to maintenance services is helping retailers fill the gap.
More informed aquarists are seeking premium options for their fish
Offering customers education and advanced products that make aquarium keeping easier are important for success in the aquatics segment.
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Most independent aquatics retailers have come to rely on fish and invertebrate sales to drive business.
A look at the key developments in the ongoing debate.
Today's hobbyists want high-quality foods that fit the dietary needs of the specific species they own.
Connected illumination is in right now, and superior service keeps retailers competitive in a tight market.
Aquarists are increasingly sophisticated, and the industry is keeping up with them through technological innovation.
Nano aquariums and the introduction of new materials highlight shifting demand and increased growth in the hobby.
The long-time trend in the aquarium hobby toward smaller tanks continues to grow, with sleek designs and all-in-one kits gaining in popularity.
Prices have stabilized versus the competition, and local fish stores are finding success with lamps and hoods once again.
Fish Food Sales Steadily Swim Ahead
Some parts of the planted tank segment are seeing strong growth, especially where retailers offer specialty equipment, knowledge and a variety of livestock.
A large team of researchers has created a list of 66 species that are expected to invade Europe within the next decade.
High-end livestock availability has suffered, but retailers see a silver lining in aquacultured animals.
Ongoing regulatory issues mean high-end livestock availability has suffered, but retailers see a silver lining in aquacultured animals.
The coral crisis is not over, and Indonesian exporters have shed thousands of jobs and lost millions of dollars.
Though the pond hobby faces some headwinds, superior service and competitive advantages allow retailers to carve out an economic niche for themselves.
The Australian authorities' plan to introduce a virus to control the carp population faces doubts.
Equipment sales are increasingly under pressure from online competition, but creative retailers are adjusting to find returns.