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Dr. Anthony Mazeroll: Water Quality and Your Fish

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dr. Anthony Mazeroll received his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University in the field of zoology. He has spent decades studying fish around the world. He is a recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Jordan. He has been at Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo, CA, since 2002. In 2006 was nominated by his students to Who’s Who among American Teachers. He has been keeping fish since the age of 8, and currently has a 2-car garage converted into a fishroom, as well as a 500-gallon Peruvian Amazon biotope tank in his living room filled with fish that he collected!

Currently, he splits time between California and Peru. At Soka, Dr. Mazeroll teaches courses in sustainable aquaculture, aquatic conservation, freshwater and marine biology. He began working in the Amazon in 2004, and currently is the Executive Director of the Amazon Research Center for Ornamental Fishes in Iquitos, Peru. The research center, almost entirely self-funded, is focused on the conservation, ecology and sustainable breeding of Amazonian ornamental fishes. Dr. Mazeroll has been an invited lecturer in Japan, Cambodia, Peru, Costa Rica and throughout the United States. A prolific scholar, he has won tens of thousands in research grants to support his study of ornamental fishes in the Peruvian Amazon, the work of talented students interested in learning more about this fascinating region.

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