Proud to announce R2R's newest expert on Fish Disease and Husbandry! Welcome Jay Hemdal!

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Awesome Thank you so much for adding your experience and expertise!
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I remember buying Advanced Marine Aquarium Techniques in college and learning SO much!! That book really inspired me to level up in my career and in the hobby, thank you Jay! Congratulations!!
 

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Hello R2R Family!

I'm super happy to announce that @Jay Hemdal has joined our team here at R2R as a resident expert on Fish disease, husbandry and really all things fish related! He will be joining our other team members and community members who are also very knowledgeable in fish disease and discussion! It is our desire to continue to advance our community by providing the very best information to our members as possible. This is for YOU!

Jay Hemdal has kept aquarium fish since he was four. He set up his first marine aquarium in 1968 when he was nine years old. He later worked part time for many years at various local retail pet stores and fish wholesale companies while he was living at home and then during college. After graduating from college with a degree in aquatic biology, he managed the aquarium department of a large retail pet store for five years until 1985, when he was hired as an aquarist/diver (and later department manager) for the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In 1989, he accepted the position of curator of fishes and invertebrates for the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. The historic Aquarium at the Toledo Zoo underwent a renovation and reopened as a completely new, $25.5 million facility in the spring of 2015. Jay has written over 200 articles and papers as well as seven books since 1981. Jay is currently the Toledo Zoo’s General Curator and has been since 2017.

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Some of the books Jay has written. You can also see them here: Jay Hemdal Amazon

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Jay has also written for the following publications.
  • Advanced Aquarist Magazine
  • Amazonas
  • Aquarium Fish International
  • Aquarium Frontiers
  • Comparative Parasitology
  • Coral
  • Drum and Croaker
  • Freshwater and Marine Aquarium
  • International Zoo Yearbook
  • Journal of Aquariculture and Aquatic Sciences
  • North American Journal of Aquaculture
  • Progressive Fish-Culturist
  • Today's Aquarist
  • Tropical Fish Hobbyist
  • Zoo Biology

Please help me welcome Jay to Reef2Reef!
 
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Hi Jay, you’ve got lots of fellowship here, as we all love our animals and do what we can to give them the very best of care! The advice I’ve gotten has been awesome and we look forward to your presence and input!
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Hello R2R Family!

I'm super happy to announce that @Jay Hemdal has joined our team here at R2R as a resident expert on Fish disease, husbandry and really all things fish related! He will be joining our other team members and community members who are also very knowledgeable in fish disease and discussion! It is our desire to continue to advance our community by providing the very best information to our members as possible. This is for YOU!

Jay Hemdal has kept aquarium fish since he was four. He set up his first marine aquarium in 1968 when he was nine years old. He later worked part time for many years at various local retail pet stores and fish wholesale companies while he was living at home and then during college. After graduating from college with a degree in aquatic biology, he managed the aquarium department of a large retail pet store for five years until 1985, when he was hired as an aquarist/diver (and later department manager) for the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. In 1989, he accepted the position of curator of fishes and invertebrates for the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. The historic Aquarium at the Toledo Zoo underwent a renovation and reopened as a completely new, $25.5 million facility in the spring of 2015. Jay has written over 200 articles and papers as well as seven books since 1981. Jay is currently the Toledo Zoo’s General Curator and has been since 2017.

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Some of the books Jay has written. You can also see them here: Jay Hemdal Amazon

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Jay has also written for the following publications.
  • Advanced Aquarist Magazine
  • Amazonas
  • Aquarium Fish International
  • Aquarium Frontiers
  • Comparative Parasitology
  • Coral
  • Drum and Croaker
  • Freshwater and Marine Aquarium
  • International Zoo Yearbook
  • Journal of Aquariculture and Aquatic Sciences
  • North American Journal of Aquaculture
  • Progressive Fish-Culturist
  • Today's Aquarist
  • Tropical Fish Hobbyist
  • Zoo Biology

Please help me welcome Jay to Reef2Reef!
I haven’t heard much of any good news for quite sometime now unfortunately. This is fantastic news and very happy to hear about Jay coming aboard, good stuff!
 
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Oh my, so nice of you to join us. Now which one of your books will help me redo my plumbing in a 120 gallon tank with a center overflow? I need all the help you can give.

Thanks for joining us!
 
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Thanks for all the love and support for Jay everyone! You all are THE BEST!!!
 

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Welcome to R2R Jay. As I have just set up a fish only tank, approx. 50 UK gallons, I’m looking forward to reading any advice that keeps fish healthy and hopefully a prophylaxis treatment that isn’t copper based!
 
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