The Spotlight

The educational weekly newsletter published especially for you.

Killi ‘Em With Kindness

September 10th, 2021

Life is a competition. With limited resources, basics like food, shelter, and mates are hard-won. Most of us won’t experience this scarcity, our competitive instincts  Read More »

Long Bodies, Long Ranges

September 3rd, 2021

Among mammals and many other taxonomic groups, body size is positively correlated with the species’ geographic range. Read More »

Feast For The Eyes

August 27th, 2021

Everyone needs a good night out. A little dinner and a show, but since we may not be able Read More »

She's Like a Rainbow

August 20th, 2021

Appearing after storms and giving hope to those who behold their beauty, rainbows are an important symbol across Read More »

Body Posi-Fish-Ity

August 13th, 2021

Great news aquarists – Popular culture is finally catching up to fish culture! Read More »

Fish And Chip On My Shoulder

July 25th, 2021

Good day to you, fair aquarists! We hope you all kicked off your long weekend in celebration Read More »

Julie & Julidochromis

July 19th, 2019

Ah, 2002, the good ol’ days! The Lord of the Rings movies were at their peak, Kelly Clarkson Read More »

A Cory Story

July 12th, 2019

A good aquascape is built from the bottom up, and sometimes, the bottom is simply where it’s at, Read More »

Bred And Butter

June 28th, 2019

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


June 21st, 2019

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

Embrace Diversity

June 14th, 2019

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

Conservation Station

June 7th, 2019

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... Read More »