We are fortunate to have some of the most talented writers and hobbyists contributing to this site.
Mark Denaro is an importer of rare fish, member of the American Cichlid Association, and contributing writer to Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. He has been keeping aquariums since the 1970s.
Joshua Wiegert, also known as the boy wonder, is currently pursuing a PhD and is a former college instructor. His professional background includes several publications, as well as experience in the fields of ecology and limnology, from simple backyard pond and landscape work, to ecological studies of large lakes; he also donates a large portion of his time to the Native Fish Conservancy (NFC). His personal aquarium experience is fairly eclectic, and centers on planted aquaria, North American fishes, killies, and goodeids. When not out collecting fish or native plants, he is playing with his dog and pet rat.
Stan Sung, grew up reading about adventurous explorations and new fish discoveries in TFH, and as a youngster Stan dreamed of visiting these fabled destinations. He has led expeditions to Argentina, Australia, Belize, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, and the South and Southwest of the United States—many of these explorations have been documented in the pages of TFH. Among his discoveries are new species of rivulins from Panama. An avid painter and art lover, his award-winning stylized depictions of tropical fish and their habitats have been used in fundraising events for the American Zoological Association for preservation and education of the endemic aquatic species of Madagascar.
(aka: hydrophyte) is a product developer who lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Visits to aquatic habitats and other natural areas in Mexico, Costa Rica and throughout the United States have inspired his fishkeeping hobby. His particular aquarium interests include wild-type livebearers and planted tanks. He also has a growing collection of orchids, aroids and other tropical plants. He pioneered the concept of ‘riparium’ and created the online business – www.ripariumsupply.com
Mo Devlin is the Chairman of the American Cichlid Association and owner of Aquamojo.Com. Mo currently maintains close to five thousand gallons of fresh water tanks. Over his thirty years in the hobby he has successfully bred many of the Central and South American cichlid fishes. His passion for New World cichlids is only rivaled by his love of photography. Over the years, he as posted images of his collection frequently in his “Today in the Fishroom” series on line.
Matt Ford is a biologist, ex-livestock manager for an international fish importer and founder of www.SeriouslyFish.com, an ever-evolving freshwater information resource and forum. He’s been an aquarium hobbyist for over 20 years, is a regular contributor of articles to ‘Practical Fishkeeping’ magazine and an active member of the Sociedad de Estudios Ictiológicos, a Spanish organisation currently overseeing a project to conserve endemic killis and other fish species in the Delta del Llobregat nature reserve, Barcelona. Matt spends his spare time visiting freshwater and coastal habitats where native Spanish fish species are still abundant, consuming indecent quantities of Jamón Ibérico, and being bewildered by tricky Spanish wingers in a local soccer league.
Robert Paul Hudson wrote the Planted Tank column in Freshwaer and Marine Aquarium magazine for three years and since 2001 has contributed feature articles to Aquarium Fish International magazine, Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine, and Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine. He founded the Aqua Botanic web site in 1999, operating as a business selling aquatic plants until 2010. Robert now enjoys keeping a variety of fish and plants.