I was never really sure who took Teddy and was very surprised to find out who did! I really enjoyed how the author portrayed the characters. A really gripping story. This book was really intriguing because it was a detective story to find who kidnapped the little boy. All the scenes were described clearly and you could imagine it as if you were there. The mystery of this story had me intrigued. I could not guess who had stolen Teddy! Although I found the ending strange and very unpredictable.
This was a really gripping story because you always wanted to read more to find out who had taken Teddy. Loved the plot and the topic of OCD was very interesting and it had a very surprising ending. The book The Goldfish Boy is a mystery book. Personally, I really enjoyed this action packed book. I really liked how it was written as a diary. This book is about a boy and a toddler who goes missing and it is his job to find the toddler.
I would totally recommend this book to a friend. What a strange and wonderful book! Matthew is a young boy who is obsessed with keeping clean and loves to stay indoors due his OCD condition. The story begins when one day Matthew is looking out the window at the neighbours going about their daily lives; shopping, watering their gardens etc. Who knows? Well I do!! Great detective novel with lots of twists and turns!
I thoroughly enjoyed the book Goldfish Boy. The book kept me hooked, wanting to know what was going to happen next. Overall this book is on my list of favorites. My favourite character is Melody Bird because she is fun and plays a big part in helping Matthew find the missing boy toddler. This must be one of my most memorable books! It had me pulled in from the start.
The simple story line was decorated with lots of detail which helped the reader empathize with and believe in Matthew Corbin, the main character. This book helped me understand O. Goldfish Boy was a good book with a great plot. I thought, however, that the end was a bit rushed and the mystery was solved too quickly. I liked the mystery to it — I would never have guessed the culprit but it all made sense in the end. Overall I thought it was a good read. This was a very detailed book with interesting characters which showed how crippling it can be to have OCD and how hard it is for the people around you.
I liked the mystery and I particularly liked Melody. I really enjoyed trying to solve the crime before Matthew and Melody and I thought the ending was perfect. I found that Goldfish Boy was a very detailed and realistic book, full of characters that I could empathize with because they were so realistic. However, I felt that the ending was rushed and the mystery ended too quickly.
Also, although this book could be categorised as a mystery, I found the life of Matthew, his friends and family far more interesting. Overall, Goldfish Boy is a nice, easy read that everyone can enjoy! This book is very memorable with a fantastic plot. This was more of a mystery in your head than an action-packed novel. I liked Melody because of her easy going nature, her patience with Matthew and her ability to achieve what she wanted.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and I would like another by Lisa Thompson. This is one of my favourite books. It was one of the best mysteries I have read in a long time because it was completely unpredictable! This is my favourite book so far! I loved that he had OCD because in most books, the characters are just ordinary, healthy people.
Melody Bird was my favourite character because she has a big role, is fun and persists with Matthew, even when he turns her away. She has a big personality and is more complicated than she seems! I love this book! Every time these things came up, I started wondering again.
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This is definitely my favourite NEBA book. This is certainly a unique book. The characters are fascinating. The OCD is very important to the plot and I would have liked to know more about it. I really enjoyed the mystery contained within the story. In some places the story was quite emotional.
I could not put this book down! It was very well written and I really enjoyed it. I extremely enjoyed this book, both in the way it was written and the plot! My guest today, is nautilus expert, marine scientist and educator, Dr.
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Greg Barord. Join us, as Greg explains some of the mysteries of the nautilus. YouTube has changed the way the world shares experiences and learns, and aquarium enthusiasts have taken advantage of this powerful tool. Join us, as Dustin shares his journey from European history major to YouTube sensation as well as his passions about the aquarium hobby and planted tanks. The marine aquarium and reef hobby continue to gain interest, as marine conservation concerns also increase.
My guest today is Alan Luken , head of corals and marine organisms at Segrest Farms, who leads efforts on both fronts. Most people think of aquaculture as farming fish for food. Some may even realize that many aquarium fish are cultured for the hobby. Josh studies the use of aquacultured species, ranging from fish to corals to seagrass, as a tool for restoring threatened populations and habitat.
Join us, as we discuss his work in this fascinating area. What do the Divebar in Sacramento, Amazon. They all have unique and intricately designed aquaria and systems designed by Tenji, Inc. Mark Faulkner, one of the principals and co-founders of this inspired and talented team of experts, transformed a shared dream into a powerhouse aquarium reality.
Most people think of shrimp as something you dip into cocktail sauce, or served in scampi-style. Join us, as Grant describes his journey to the industry and educates us on shrimp varieties and keeping. Matt DiMaggio and Eric Cassiano , two UF scientists instrumental in the success of the Pacific Blue Tang project, continue their efforts to support aquaculture of aquarium species and support conservation.
Many decades ago, keeping marine aquariums was a logistical nightmare, a feat only for the most advanced hobbyists. Over time, technology and science overcame many of the original environmental challenges, and aquaculture offered a few alternatives to wild capture fisheries. And now, Biota Aquariums plans to take the marine aquarium hobby to a more sustainable next level. Kevin has strong roots in the aquarium hobby, and a passion for aquaculture and conservation.
Join us, as Kevin shares his hopes and dreams, and the story behind Biota Aquariums. Central and South American cichlids include some of the most behaviorally complex and colorful adult species in the hobby displaying vibrant turquoise, fluorescent reds, oranges, and yellows, especially during breeding. These species are prized by intermediate and advanced fishkeepers, who know their species by scientific name, locale, and strain. My guest today is Dan Sharifi , owner of Cichlids of the Americas, an internet-based source of some of the most beautiful and difficult to find species and strains of New World cichlids.
Join us, as Dan explains how a former financial services manager became a premier source of New World Cichlids in the U. Segrest Farms, one of the world's largest wholesale ornamental fish distributors, supplies over 1, pet shops, public aquariums, and research institutions each week with aquarium livestock, aquatic plants, herps and other small animals, and live food.
Sandy Moore , President of Segrest Farms, has been a hobbyist her entire life and also has been at the forefront helping to keep the aquarium trade alive nationally and internationally. Join us for a fascinating conversation, as Sandy discusses Segrest Farms, her career, and the many challenges the aquarium industry is currently facing. Ever wonder if you should try a different fish food, or if that new aquarium gadget really is something you should look into?
My guest today is Mike Haynes , self-proclaimed fish geek, YouTube educator, and co-founder of My Aquarium Box, an aquarium supply subscription service. Join us, as Mike explains how he and his three "fellow fish geeks" came up with this great idea, and how you can plug in! Although most common freshwater aquarium fish are farm-raised, many others are collected by world-wide by artisanal fishermen. Good habitat and sustainable practices are key to the longevity of these species and the hobby. My guest today — Mike Tuccinardi , is an aquarium fish expert, sustainable fisheries advocate, and Senior Editor for Amazonas and Coral Magazines.
He has explored fisheries all over Asia and South America to foster and improve sustainability and has documented his insights in reports, articles and travelogues. Join us, as Mike shares his fishy experiences from the field. Jellyfish have mesmerized us for centuries. Their beauty, fragility, and grace, combined with a stinging defense, have made jellyfish keeping a major challenge and, for a time, only possible at public aquaria. This amazing group of innovators and life-long hobbyists has untangled the mysteries and brought jellyfish keeping into our homes, offices, restaurants, and schools.
Join us, as we discuss this hypnotic new wave and the secrets of jellyfish with Jeff, Joe, and Jon. Jiri Hulcr , Assistant Professor of Forest Entomology at the University of Florida, and long time aquatic beetle hobbyist, however, thinks people have things all wrong.
He says that beetles are much more interesting than fish! So why is a forest insect expert such a big bug lover? Join us, as we learn more about keeping aquatic beetles from entomologist Jiri Hulcr. Clownfish, the first marine aquarium fish in commercial production, have been a staple of the industry for decades. My guest today is Matt Pedersen , hobbyist for over 30 years and Sr. Join us, as Matt continues our discussion of the past, present, and future of clownfish varieties.
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Join us, as Matt discussed the past, present, and future of clownfish varieties. Advances in aquatic pet products, including aquarium systems, nutrition, water quality, and salts have been critical to driving both fresh and salt water fish interests. Join us, as we discuss aquatic pet products: past, present, and future. Join us, as Andres and I discuss fancy fish, the challenges of commercially raising new species, and the future of the hobby! Coral reefs are among the most beautiful and biologically diverse communities in the world.
Yet corals are in decline globally. Although some disease syndromes have been identified and described by researchers over the past few decades, many factors contributing to coral health and disease- both in the field and in aquaria- are still poorly understood. Michael Sweet , the lead researcher in the Coral Health and Disease Laboratory at Derby University, UK, uses innovative techniques to better study coral health and disease, and has helped bridge the gap between researchers and reef hobbyists. Sweet discusses coral health and disease both in the field and in your home reef tank.
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When the first transgenic red zebra danio first lit up the U. Join us, as Alan discusses the past, present, and fluorescent future of the GloFish! What do upside down catfish, electric blue Jack Dempseys, and eartheaters all have in common? They are all bred and raised by my guest today, aquarium fish producer John Skidmore of Golden Pond Tropicals. For 15 years, John raised shrimp in the Caribbean and Hawaii, before moving to Florida to start aquarium fish farming. Join us, as we learn more about the fascinating species bred and raised at Golden Pond Tropicals! Which fishes commonly court potential mates on land, can climb up mangrove trees, and dig deep burrows to lay eggs?
The incredible mudskipper! Join us as Dr.
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Polgar shares his vast knowledge of the mighty mudskipper! Among the most iconic of all marine species in the aquarium hobby are the seahorses. From tiny dwarf species to large majestically camouflaged seadragons, children and adults alike have been fascinated by their appearance and behaviors. My guest today, Beth Privett , owner of Seahorse Corral in Florida, is a highly-regarded seahorse breeder, who was inspired to breed them to reduce wild collection and to make them more accessible to home hobbyists worldwide.
Most common freshwater aquarium fish are aquacultured—born and raised on fish farms in Florida, other parts of the U. Most marine aquarium species, by contrast, are collected from the wild, with only a small percentage farm-raised. Petco and Defenders of Wildlife have joined forces to reduce impacts on coral reef habitats and species by promoting aquacultured fish over wild caught species. How did this unique collaboration develop and what can it accomplish for both the aquarium hobby and the environment?
Join us as they discuss the plight of coral reefs worldwide and how a push toward aquaculture can help both the industry and the wild. They are a colorful, hard-working, and dedicated group, and many come from families who have been farming for generations. Mike, a third generation fish farmer, raises a variety of colorful species, including fancy swordtails, guppies, tetras, catfishes, and cichlids, and is always searching for the next big fish. Join us, as Mike discusses his path to the aquarium industry, life on the farm, and some of his favorite fish!
My guest today, Fabien Cousteau , grandson of aquatic pioneer Jacques Cousteau , is himself an ocean explorer, film-maker, renaissance man, and even an optimist. The beauty of the aquarium hobby is that there is a niche for everyone, including those who love tiny tanks.
Join us, as we learn more about life on the nano-side from the girl with the apple snail tattoo. Breeding marine aquarium fish for the hobby was just a dream several decades ago, until a relatively unknown fisheries biologist named Martin Moe started his company, Aqualife Research, with wife Barbara, in the early 70s, breeding clownfish. Martin Moe was ahead of his time, and is now considered by many the father of marine aquarium fish aquaculture, with many fascinating stories to share about the field.
Join us, as Martin reminisces on the past and looks to the future of marine aquarium fish aquaculture. Many beautiful aquarium fish come from the Amazon but one of the most iconic is the majestic discus. Known as the 'king of aquarium fish,' discus have a reputation for being difficult to keep. But are they?
Our guest today, Gabriel Posada , has been breeding and raising discus for many years at Jack Wattley Discus. Join us as Gabe shares his knowledge and stories of discus and aquarium pioneer Jack Wattley. A beautifully aquascaped planted aquarium or outdoor pond easily rivals even the most complex of reef aquariums. In fact, a school of fish swimming through an underwater forest in a small home tank, or spectacular water lilies in a koi pond can brighten up an space.
But where do many of these plants, come from? Join us, as Brandon explains the ins and outs of this fascinating aspect of the hobby! Join us, as Matt explains how angelfish genetics translate into the numerous beautiful varieties we see today. The aquarium industry is truly international. Although many fish come from farms and collection points in Florida and other parts of the US, numerous species also arrive from points around the globe. Australia has its own thriving aquarium industry and hobby, and is home to some of the most beautiful and prized freshwater and marine aquarium fish in the world, including the popular rainbowfishes and the stunning leafy seadragons.
Join us, as we learn more about ornamental fish in the land Down Under! The Banggai cardinalfish is a small, beautiful marine aquarium fish that wah. What do we know about this fish and what can be done to save it? Most recently, Talbot served as the embedded journalist with the interdisciplinary expedition to Indonesia. Join us, as Ret discusses the plight of the banggai cardinalfish.
Most hobbyists are familiar with the common pleco, the catfish that feeds on algae and detritus and is a staple of any community tank. But most do not know that there are currently well over different species of catfishes in the pleco family, the Loricariidae, many with incredible color and patterns, like the zebra pleco and the gold dust pleco, and many of which have not yet been properly identified by scientists. The U. Jason is President of 5-D Tropical, Inc.
And where your brother and sister work, too? Join us, as Jason gives us his unique perspective on the aquarium industry. Ken Jones , my guest today, is a well-known and highly respected water feature and water garden designer, who has been in the aquatic landscape business for over 30 years. Ken has been involved in many aspects of the aquarium hobby throughout his career and his projects have won Designer Showcase awards from the national trade magazine, Watergarden News.
Ken also writes for many of the hobby and trade publications and produces and hosts his own television show. Join us, as we discuss the ins and outs of water gardens with Ken Jones! Aquarium keeping is more than just a great hobby. It also teaches valuable lessons about science, nature, and even careers in aquatics! A perfect example of this can be seen at Riverview High School, in Sarasota, FL, where innovators Katrin Rudge and her colleagues use aquarium systems to teach aquaculture, natural resources, engineering, and business.
Join us, as we discuss aquariums in the classroom at Riverview High School! Many hobbyists know that clownfish and a few other marine species are now bred by fish farms for the industry. However, most other marine aquarium fish are even more difficult to breed and are available only as wild caught specimens. How can we ever crack their breeding and culture codes? Rising Tide Conservation, an initiative spearheaded by the Sea World and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, is a collaborative effort designed to advance methods and disseminate information regarding captive breeding of marine fishes and to provide alternatives to collection.
Join us, as we discuss the opportunities and challenges in their work with Rising Tide Conservation. Cancer and old age are difficult to handle when they happen to our pets. Although most people are familiar with these issues in dogs and cats, not many aquarium hobbyists have the same level of understanding for their fish.
Our guest today is Dr. Todd is well known for his fish medicine expertise and has been working with fish and other exotic animals for the past seventeen years. Todd teaches us all we need to know about cancer and old age in pet fish. Do you want to have the fish tank of your dreams?
Housed in a 13, sq ft. If you can dream it, ATM can build it. More experienced fish-keepers know fact from fiction, but those new to aquarium keeping often must learn the truth the hard way! An avid fish-keeper herself, Dr. Petty works closely with the aquarium fish industry, veterinary students, and veterinarians as a clinician and an educator. Petty answers common hobbyist questions and teaches us the truth behind these myths!
For many years, marine aquarium fish were only available from the wild. Then, in the s, pioneering scientists developed methods for commercial production of clownfish. Over the years, other species including neon gobies, dottybacks, and seahorses also became available from fish farms.
Most recently Dr. Join us, as Matt shares his psychedelic approach to breeding mandarin gobies. The aquarium hobby is filled with beautiful and unusual species with secret lives. The black ghost knife and elephantnose are two popular and fascinating fish, which communicate and sense their surroundings by means of weak electrical signals. If we could hear these, what would they say? My guest today, Benjamin Grelie , is a member of the French company Gymnokidi which has worked with scientists to build a machine to answer that question.
Their product, the Gymnocom, translates the electrical impulses into words! Join us, as Benjamin explains the magic behind their Gymnocom! PetSmart is the largest North American pet and pet supply company, with a total of almost retail stores. Nick St. Erne , who has been working in the field of exotic and aquatic veterinary medicine for decades, is more than up to the challenge! Nick is an author of two fish health books and a favorite invited speaker, having lectured for numerous koi club events.
Nick is also actively involved in the advancement of aquatic animal medicine through his work with the American Veterinary Medical Association and the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association. Most people think of bacteria as something that will make you and your pets sick. In reality, bacteria play a critical role in healthy fish, ecosystems, and well-balanced aquarium systems.
Tim Hovanec , the founder of Dr. Tim's Aquatics , has been working in the aquarium and aquaculture field for decades. His graduate research revolutionized our understanding of biofilter bacteria, and over the years, he has designed numerous bacteria-based products that solve many common aquarium problems. Join us, as we discuss the good, the bad, and the not-so-ugly truths about aquarium bacteria with Dr.
For a long time, the only way to be near a coral reef was by scuba diving or visits to the local public aquarium. However, over the past years, reef-keeping has evolved and become much more accessible. Today, although many people have a piece of the ocean in their homes and businesses, there is still debate over which reef systems work best. Bill has spent the past 17 years managing marine aquarium exhibits for the Smithsonian Institution, and worked closely with Walter Adey, who invented Algal Turf Scrubbers. Join us, as we discuss coral reef systems with Bill.