Joe has been a hobbyist of freshwater fish for over 45 years. He enjoys breeding all species of tropical fish and sharing them with fellow hobbyists. Joe has written extensively on breeding and raising fish and has been published in various magazines, such as Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Aquarium Fish and Freshwater and Marine Aquarium (FAMA). Joe has also been published in the American Cichlid Association publication Buntbarshe Bulletin and in many local aquarium society publications throughout the United States and England. He also enjoys fish photography.
Joe lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife and currently maintains 38 aquariums of various sizes containing killifish, anabantoids, characins, cyprinids, livebearers, cichlids, and catfish both Old and New World and has an outdoor pond with koi and goldfish. Joe is a former president of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society; prior to that position, Joe was the Society’s Corresponding Secretary. He joined the Brooklyn Aquarium Society in 1974.