About Me

Oliver White - Fishkeepup.com – founder

About Me – Oliver White – Fishkeepup.com – founder


Massachusetts, MA


I am a dedicated authority in the world of fishkeeping and fishtanks. With decades of hands-on experience and a deep passion for aquatic life, I am committed to sharing my knowledge and helping fellow enthusiasts create thriving underwater ecosystems.


  • My expertise in fishkeeping and fishtanks is the result of decades of hands-on experience, formal education, and continuous learning. Here’s how I’ve built my knowledge:
  • I earned my degree in marine biology from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, providing me with a strong academic foundation in the field.
  • I had the privilege of working at the renowned New England Aquarium, where I gained invaluable hands-on experience and developed expertise in the care and husbandry of various aquatic species. I’ve been an active participant in aquarium industry conferences and workshops, learning from industry experts and staying updated on the latest trends and techniques in fishkeeping and fishtanks.
  • As an active member of local fishkeeping clubs and societies, I’ve connected with fellow enthusiasts, shared my knowledge, and learned from experienced hobbyists.
  • I’ve also actively engaged in online fishkeeping forums and communities, sharing my experiences and expertise with a global audience while learning from others who share the same passion.
  • My practical experience includes working at specialized fish stores, where I honed my skills in selecting and caring for various fish species and maintaining fishtanks.
  • In addition to my formal education and professional experiences, my commitment to self-study and continuous experimentation has been a vital part of my journey in becoming an expert in the field. With this diverse background,
  • I’ve built a comprehensive expertise in fishkeeping and fishtanks, allowing me to provide valuable guidance and insights to fellow enthusiasts like you.


I am also the founder of Fishkeepup.com, platform dedicated to promoting responsible fishkeeping practices. Through this platform, I offer a wealth of resources, including care guides, product reviews, and expert advice, aimed at helping fish enthusiasts make informed decisions and provide the best care for their aquatic companions.

Field Related Conferences  – chance that we meet there

  1. International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC)
    • Biennial event
    • Locations: IMCC conferences have been held in various locations worldwide, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. Upcoming locations can vary.
  2. Aquatic Experience
    • Typically held annually
    • Locations: Aquatic Experience events have been hosted in major cities across the United States, such as Chicago and New Jersey.
  3. Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference
    • Biennial event (next occurrence may vary)
    • Locations: These conferences have been held in locations around the world, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. Future locations can vary.
  4. International Coral Reef Symposium
    • Typically held every four years
    • Locations: The International Coral Reef Symposium is held in different locations each time it occurs. Past locations have included Australia, the Philippines, and Hawaii.
  5. Local Aquarium Society Meetings
    • Varies by local society
    • Locations: Local aquarium societies host regular meetings in cities and regions across the world. Oliver could contribute to meetings in his local area or potentially as a guest speaker for societies in other locations.
  6. Online Webinars
    • Occur year-round, with many opportunities
    • Locations: Online webinars can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, making them accessible to a global audience.
  7. Conservation Workshops
    • Occur periodically based on specific initiatives
    • Locations: Conservation workshops can be held in various locations, often in regions where specific marine conservation efforts are taking place. Locations can vary widely.


I am passionate about connecting with fellow fishkeeping enthusiasts and sharing my knowledge. If you have questions, need guidance, or simply want to discuss the fascinating world of fishkeeping, please feel free to reach out to me via Contact-me.