As a child, Terry grew up on the waterfront
where he spent countless hours in and around the water. It
was there that his love of aquatic life and respect for nature
blossomed. His mother introduced him to aquarium keeping at
the age of eight with a 10-gallon tropical fish tank. He set
up his first saltwater tank back in the "stone age"
of marine aquarium keeping in 1973.
Terry soon learned that the hobby was sorely
wanting for lack of accurate information concerning the care
and maintenance of these animals. This was particularly true
in the aspects of disease treatment and general fish health
management. As an avid reader, his insatiable desire for knowledge
and love for his hobby inspires him to learn everything that
he can regarding the care of his aquatic friends. Terry's
motto for aquarium keeping is to always put "knowledge
first." He resides in Gig Harbor, Washington, and is
the father of three boys. His interests include a passion
for learning, sports, music, reading, movies and spending
quality time with his sons.
Terry is a moderator in the Saltwaterfish.com
disease treatment forum and a regular participant on several
other Internet message boards including Reef Central. He has
written more than one-hundred articles on marine aquarium
keeping that have been published in a number of aquarium related
magazines, both in print and online. Terry has been a guest
speaker for aquarium clubs, and he has appeared on the Animal
Talk Network radio program. His special interests are in fish
health management issues including stress control, nutrition,
disease treatments and prevention.