Speaker Spotlight: George Blasiola

George Blasiola, B.S, M.A., a specialist in fish biology, was formerly with the Steinhart Aquarium as an aquatic biologist and various industry companies including Kordon and Wardley. Blasiola has published more than 100 articles in the USA and Europe on fish health, pond management and fish biology. He has lectured at the University of Georgia’s Fish Health Workshop, the North Carolina State University’s Fish Management Course and various trade shows and professional meetings. He is the author of Barron’s New Marine Aquarium Handbook, Koi: A Complete Pet Owner’s Manual and the owner/consultant of Aqua-Sphere Research.

George Blasiola will be speaking at the Aquatic Experience‘s Friday Fish Health Management Course  on “Aquatic Nutrition Principles and Practices.”  This lecture covers basic nutrition principles and practices for freshwater and marine fish in aquatic systems.  Balanced diets are essential for the health, growth and longevity of fish in aquaria.  Topics covered will be the types of nutrients required by fish, utilization of nutrients, optimal protein requirements, comparisons of types of foods such as prepared, frozen, and fresh, pros and cons of various foods, benefits of vitamins and essential oils in diets, and implementing healthy feeding guidelines.