Sobering Aquarium Hobby Statistics; what’s the solution?
These summarized figures deducted from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Assocation’s 2008 survey representing 10 years of research (1996-2006) show a very compelling picture of the present state of the Aquarium Hobby and are maybe a timely indication for change!
1) 62% objected to gravel cleaning chores,
2) 44% had problems keeping their water clear,
3) 44% could not avoid noxious algae infestations,
4) 22% were suffering from abnormal fish mortality.
No wonder the Aquarium Industry is stagnating; it’s a miracle that the Hobby is still surviving despite such a dismal approval rate, showing that whatever the problems, the American Public likes to keep fish and will continue to do so.