The Spotlight

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Friends in Loach Places

August 11th, 2017

Slinking from dark hiding places to sift tasty tidbits from bottom substrate of the fast-flowing, clear-water streams of Asia is a family of long-time aquarium favorites... Read More »

Don't it Always Seem to Go

August 6th, 2017

At the Wet Spot, we are, and know our customers to be fish lovers through and through. Getting the rarest and most beautiful exotic specimens, however... Read More »

From Our Tanks to Yours

August 6th, 2017

It’s no wonder catfish are a popular group of fish to keep in the aquarist hobby. With dozens of species readily available in the trade, there are also a range of behaviors and niches these fish can fit into within your aquascape. Though diverse... Read More »

Mama's Lil' Devils

July 22nd, 2017

As in any hobby, there are levels of commitment for keeping freshwater fish in aquaria. When starting or growing your tanks, every aquarist should think about... Read More »

Feel the Peat

July 15th, 2017

With a prehistoric past of human underpopulation, Southeast Asia includes some of the most naturally preserved regions of the world. Without the heavy hand of human influence... Read More »

All That Glitters

July 1st, 2017

The words “bronze, silver, and gold” once lived predominantly in glorious association with top athletes. Large scale athletics competitions being few and far between, these precious metals have become more synonymous with... Read More »

Embrace Diversity

June 24th, 2017

Aquarists are well familiar with the fact that tanks and their care extend far past the fish who’ve made a home. These self-contained habitats are ecosystems in and of themselves that require... Read More »

A Bipartisan Option

June 16th, 2017

In a world ripe with dichotomies everyone seems to have a stance on everything... Read More »

Swimming to the Beat of their Own Drum

June 9th, 2017

Since childhood, we are told that everyone is a unique snowflake. As we mature, we gain specialties and diversify our interests, so that... Read More »

Amazonians in Miniature

June 2nd, 2017

With the highly anticipated release of the summer super hero smash starring everyone’s favorite Amazonian Princess, Wonder Woman... Read More »

Nature AND Nurture

May 19th, 2017

After centuries of debating the effects of nurture vs. nature and how they influence an organism’s behavior, scientists have come to an understanding of a certain gray area... Read More »

Fish Worth Fighting For

May 12th, 2017

Did you know that South America contains 3 of the top 10 countries that provide the most freshwater worldwide? Read More »


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