May 8th meeting

Les Wilson, product marketing manager and founding partner of Cobalt International, will speak to us on fish nutrition. Prior to founding Cobalt, Les spent 17 years with United Pet Group aquatics. He began his career with Marineland as an aquatic biologist, working in and then managing, the aquatics lab. Les personally spearheaded many of the projects you know today, including his favorites Marineland LED lighting, Bio­Spira nitrifying bacteria, corner flow tanks, and the Marineland Deep dimension aquariums. In 2011, he left UPG to start Cobalt International with the goal to get back to his roots as a fish geek and give back to the hobby the lessons he learned. Starting with the basic dietary needs of fish and how we want to augment those needs to keep them in top shape and color in the captive environment, Les will take a deeper look at a unique study done on the effects of immuno­stimulants. We will also discuss labeling requirements and how to read the “GA” and Ingredient lists. Once we have a base knowledge of fish nutrition, we will then finish with how fish food is manufactured. We hope you can join us!