October 12-13, 2019 | Saturday 10 am - 6 pm | Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Secaucus, NJ | Meadowlands Exposition Center

Charles Delbeek on Selecting Specimens For Your Aquarium

The Aquatic Experience 2015 Speaker Highlight: Charles Delbeek on Selecting Specimens For Your Aquarium: An Evolutionary Thought Process Instead Of Impulse


With over 45 years of his life spent dedicated to caring for marine life, appearances at over 85 aquarium related conferences and 130 articles, papers, and books authored on marine life, Charles Delbeek will bring his extensive experience and knowledge to his talk at this year’s Aquatic Experience Chicago. As the Assistant Curator of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, Delbeek manages a 212,000-gallon live coral exhibit as well as pursues his own professional interests such as the ecology and husbandry of marine and freshwater fishes, giant clams, orals, and cephalopods,


JC_DelbeekThis year, his lecture, Selecting Specimens for your Aquarium: An Evolutionary Thought Process Instead of Impulse will focus on how to make the appropriate selections of marine fish for your aquarium system. Keyed towards beginning to advanced hobbyists, Delbeek will empower attendees with an education on how to make good decisions when purchasing and investing in marine fish.


“Purchasing marine fish is often the direct result of an impulse purchase rather than a well-thought out plan. When faced with row upon row of aquaria filled with fish of all shapes and colors, our sanity tends to leave us. This presentation will outline a more structured approach to fish selection and collection planning that focuses more on needs and desires than the flavor of the month, while taking into account compatibility, suitability and sustainability.”


Set to deliver great information beneficial to all fish enthusiasts, Delbeek will impart pertinent information to inform any fish-buying venture. A not to be missed event from one of the foremost experts in the industry, visit the Aquatic Experience website for additional information regarding Delbeek’s talk.

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