Author Archives for Wet Spot Tropical Fish

Bred And Butter

June 28, 2019 3:49 pm Published by Comments Off on Bred And Butter

Malcolm Gladwell asserts in his book “Outliers” that the key to expertise in any given field is gained in 10,000 hours of practice...

Sumer-salt

June 21, 2019 3:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Sumer-salt

Another season, come and gone! Today marks the longest day of the year here in the Northern hemisphere, and I for one am...

Embrace Diversity

June 14, 2019 4:58 pm Published by Comments Off on Embrace Diversity

Aquarists are well familiar with the fact that tanks and their care extend far past the fish for which they've made a home...

Conservation Station

June 7, 2019 3:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Conservation Station

As animal lovers, it is a priority at The Wet Spot to keep close tabs on the natural wellbeing of the many fish species we receive, breed, and share with our clientele. Whether we’re checking to make sure prolific species aren’t being overfished, or if endangered species...

How Low Can You Congo?

May 17, 2019 4:44 pm Published by Comments Off on How Low Can You Congo?

If I say “African cichlid”, you probably associate “Malawi” or “Tanganyika”, but let’s not forget about another tropical hotbed for biodiversity on this massive continent: the one-and-only Congo Basin. Stretching 1.5 million square miles from the East African Rift to the Atlantic Ocean...

The Whitelist

May 12, 2019 2:12 pm Published by Comments Off on The Whitelist

James Spader fans around the world are familiar with the concept of a blacklist. In the aquarium trade, blacklists...

Carp Out

May 3, 2019 3:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Carp Out

With the burgeoning of May, Portlanders like ourselves try to spend every possible moment in the sunshine...

Endler’s Game

April 26, 2019 1:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Endler’s Game

Every freshwater aquarist has a soft spot for guppies. Their bright colors and active personalities...

Naive Melody

April 5, 2019 1:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Naive Melody

Choosing to live a life as an explorer, taxonomist, or biologist is a deeply romantic path that one wouldn’t choose...

Wowee Malawi

March 29, 2019 12:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Wowee Malawi

We all know Lake Malawi is big, but wrapping our heads around its very real massiveness is a difficult task...