Cobalt Aquatics was established in April of 2011 by a leadership team with over 70 years of combined Aquatic Industry experience. The three hardcore fishgeeks; Les Wilson, a former research biologist and director of marketing for Spectrum Brands/United Pet Group Aquatics, Viral Surati, a pioneering high end African cichlid importer, TFH magazine and Spectrum Brands/United Pet Group key accounts manager, and Randy Parham, a founding member of the Marineland Aquarium Products sales team and national sales manager for Spectrum Brands/United Pet Group got together to form the company. The mission was to create an aquatics company of their own, based on the values instilled in them by mentors of companies past and lessons learned from a lifetime of fishkeeping. Starting with a staff of the 3 owners and a line of probiotic enhanced flake foods made in the USA and a handful of equipment items made at a world renowned aquatics factory in Italy, Cobalt Aquatics’ aim was to bring the highest quality products to market. From those simple beginnings in 2011, Cobalt Aquatics now features a product mix of hundreds of items from flake food to frozen mysis shrimp, to the original MJ pumps, to award winning heaters and the innovative Egg Rockers.