Denaro, Mark

Mark Denaro has been keeping freshwater aquariums since 1970 and marine aquariums since 1976.  Mark has been keeping planted and biotope aquariums since the mid-70s and was keeping reef aquariums before that term was coined.

He has bred well over 200 species of freshwater fish and propagated over 150 species of aquatic plants.  He has spawned 10 species of marine fish and propagated over 40 species of marine invertebrates. 

Mark is a coauthor of Adventurous Aquarist Guide to the 101 Best Freshwater Nano Species, published by Microcosm, Ltd. in September of 2014.  He has written articles for several national and international magazines and wrote the recurring column ‘Into the Labyrinth’ for “Tropical Fish Hobbyist” magazine.  He currently writes feature articles for TFH.

Mark has been involved in the organized hobby since 1984.  He is a past president of the International Betta Congress, the Indianapolis Aquarium Society and the Bucks County Aquarium Society.  He is a founding member and the inaugural president of the American Labyrinth Fish Association.

He is a well-known speaker and judge and has lectured to more than 50 aquarium societies in 20 states plus Canada and Bermuda and spoken at numerous regional and national conventions.

Programs:

  • Wild Bettas (Inaugural Meeting of ALFA - American Labyrinth Fish Association)
  • Nano Aquariums 101
  • The Namesakes: Great Fish and the Greats They Weree Named After
  • Fishes for the Reef Aquarium
  • Wild Betta and Other Labyrinth Fish
  • Collecting America
  • Bettas/Labryinth Fishes
  • The Planted Tank
  • Where Rare Species are Common
  • Aquascaping 101
  • CIchlids I Hate!
  • Into the Labyrinth
Speaker Type: 
Club
Convention
Speaker Topics: 
CIchlids, General
Collecting & Travel
History and Hobby-Related Talks
Labyrinth Fish
Marine, Reef & Brackish
Nano Tanks
Other Fish Species
Other Non-Fish Species Talk
Plants

Past Speaking Events

Event Name Date
DAAS meeting Friday, June 28, 2019 - 08:30
NAS Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 21:00
TFCB Meeting Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 19:00
CCY Meeting Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 14:00
ACLC Meeting Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 14:00
CAOAC 2016 Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:00 to Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 23:00
BASNY Meeting Friday, April 12, 2013 - 20:30
GCAS Meeting Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 20:30
NJAS Meeting Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 20:30
CNYAS Meeting Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 20:30
NAS Meeting Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 20:30
Keystone Clash Friday, September 16, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 20:30
Keystone Clash II Friday, September 22, 2017 - 15:00 to Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 18:00
NEC 2013 Convention - "Keepin' It Green" Friday, April 5, 2013 - 09:00 to Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 18:00
NEC 2015 Convention - "Ruby Celebration, 40th Anniversary of the NEC Convention" Friday, March 20, 2015 - 09:00 to Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 18:00