What the Fish? Episode 23: Adventures in Aquaria

Aquaria Hysteria

While a lot of our research involves museum specimens that have long since expired, we do enjoy taking care of, breeding, and observing live fishes! In this episode we are joined by professional aquarist Steve Ehrlich to discuss the in’s and out’s of the fishkeeping and aquarist hobby. We talk about working behind the scenes at some of the best aquariums in the United States (e.g., Shedd and Birch Aquarium), how to breed and raise fishes, and secrets to maintaining a healthy aquarium at home. Whether you are a beginner looking to get started or an expert fishkeeper, we welcome you to join our fishes school!


You can download or subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, follow us on Twitter, and tweet us your fishy questions @FM_WhatTheFish, or email us at whatthefish@fieldmuseum.org.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Fish Nerds Podcast Team:

Eric Ahlgren (Fishes Volunteer)

Leo Smith (Associate Curator of Fishes)

Matthew P. Davis (Postdoctoral Research Scientist)

Beth Sanzenbacher (Outreach Coordinator)

Steve Ehrlich (Professional Aquarist)

Sarah Gibson (Paleoichthyologist)

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