Updates, pictures, and news!

Updates, pictures, and news!

  I am freshly home from the 2015 Aquatic Gardeners Convention, and it was STELLAR. I had a wonderful time both speaking and vending, and enjoyed all the presentations immensely. I came home inspired to scape! I will be in Silver Spring, MD this Saturday to present a new presentation on breeding fish in containers. The meetings are at JFK High School and the doors open at 1pm. I am planning another order to pick up next weekend, and hope...

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Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention next weekend!

Aquatic Gardeners Association Convention next weekend!

I will be giving a brand new presentation on interesting and unusual inhabitants for the planted aquarium on Saturday morning at the AGA Convention in Reston, VA! I will also be vending that weekend, which I rarely do. I will be bringing lots of what is on my stock list and some special goodies to boot! Stop by and say hello! This is your opportunity to see some exceptional international speakers, see a live scape off, and visit with like...

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Shrimp-Why the delays, lady?? Quarantine procedure and treatment protocol

It has been a wonderful evolution within the Shrimp hobby, watching it grow by leaps and bounds and having many exporters offering tons of species for sale. Shrimp only became readily available in the hobby about 10 years ago, and with this rapid growth in overseas farming have come a few issues. Often the shrimp are a bit crowded, with higher organics, which result in a few health issues. I have seen more and more people preaching to buy only...

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Brachydanio kyathit- “Ocelot danio”

Brachydanio kyathit- “Ocelot danio”

Brachydanio kyathit- “Ocelot danio” pH: 6-7.5 temperature-72-79 hardness:2-10 dkh adult size: 1.6″ behavior: shoaling, keep in groups larger than 6 with more than 10 being ideal diet: small frozen or live foods, fine flake compatability: other peaceful community...

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Betta coccina- “Green spot betta”

Betta coccina- “Green spot betta”

Betta coccina- Green Spot betta/ Scarlet betta pH: 4-6 temperature-68-78 hardness:0-10 dkh adult size: 1.3-1.5″ behavior: bubble nester, harems or pairs are best diet: small frozen or live foods, fine flake compatability: species tank, or other small, peaceful...

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Stock list is filling out! BEAUTIFUL nerites and lots of little fishes back in stock!

FINALLY, after the brutally cold and snowy winter, the fish room is getting restocked in a major way! I just got a bunch of neat little fish, and am ordering shrimp and gobies to pick up next weekend. As always, items need to go through a quarantine period before becoming available for sale, but I have listed the projected prices for planning purposes. This upcoming weekend I will be in CT for the NEC Convention. I will be bringing my book, as...

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FedEx Small business grant contest

  I would appreciate sharing and support! If I won the grant, I would be able to expand my fish efforts and put in a dedicated fish building!! Take a look, and please share away. You can vote via twitter, instagram, facebook, each daily! Vote now!...

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SPRING THAW SALE!!!! Over for now! look for a future sale!

As many of you in the area, and all over the country have experienced- this winter has been BRUTAL! Temps here have been far into the negatives, with almost constant snow. There is a thaw coming for the first week of March, and I want to offer a sale to celebrate! Most species are marked down and there will be shipping incentives! Let’s clear some stock and make room for a big Spring order! Many species I have limited amounts, but I am...

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