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Oct 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Oct 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm$12 – $30
The World Pet Association (WPA) brings the industry’s premier show featuring “everything aquatic under one roof” back to the East Coast. As the most comprehensive show of its kind, this incredible “must-sea” event will showcase both saltwater and freshwater exhibits and everything else aquatic for hobbyists and enthusiasts, as well as for those in the aquatics and pet industry.
For hobbyists, the Aquatic Experience offers 61,000+ square feet of saltwater and freshwater exhibits and fish displays to explore. An incredible Wall of Fish features more than 36 aquariums stocked with the finest quality and variety of ornamental tropical fish and aquatic plants farmed here in the U.S. Another feature, the Fish from Around the World Display, presents a series of vignettes in order to simulate how a complete aquarium system may appear in a home or office. Additional educational opportunities and aquatic fun are geared toward the next generation of fish fans, including a Kids Aquarium Contest and Win A Betta! Toss game.
Showcasing the innovation and top trends in aquatics, the Aquatic Experience will feature the latest products and fishkeeping solutions. A meeting place for others who are passionate about aquatic life, the Aquatic Experience is the place to converse with industry experts, other hobbyists, and favorite aquatic social media personalities. Attendees can soak up ideas from educational seminars and demonstrations (free for both consumers and retailers) presented by well-known speakers, and will have the opportunity to sign-up for a Fish Health Management Course.
The Aquatic Experience offers several competitions: the Aquascaping Live! Contest, the fourth annual International Shrimp Contest USA, and the American Cichlid Association Fish Competition. New this year to the Aquatic Experience is the Betta Breeders United Competition, which will be an International Betta Congress (IBC) sanctioned competition. Whether participating or watching, attendees will enjoy the beauty and wonder of some of the best aquatic life on display.