FINALLY updates!

FINALLY updates!

It has been a rough couple months, again, for my poor family! Illness, death of a very close friend, and computer crashes. That being said, I am back on track! I had to replace my computer, and all my software, so its an adjustment getting used to new stuff. I shot a few pictures today of some of the livestock I have available.   I am especially enamored with the Orange Hatchetfish, a new item on my stock list, as they seem to be...

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Some Peru goodies in stock- get ’em while they are hot!

Some Peru goodies in stock- get ’em while they are hot!

I got in a few items from Peru, to test out quality and hopefully order a lot more! I am very, very pleased! I got in some awesome Nannostomus mortenthaleri (Coral Red Pencil), Otocinclus cocama (Zebra otos), Hypoptopoma gulare (Giant oto), and some really amazing Pyrrhulina spilota (blotched pyrrhulina). I have a lot of really nicely conditioned livestock right now, and lots of stuff breeding! Here are a few pics, any of this can be delivered...

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Starting pulling fish from my breeding bins

Starting pulling fish from my breeding bins

Some of you may have read my article in Amazonas Magazine about breeding fish in outdoor containers. Well, it has been a huge success! I plan on writing a follow up piece as well in a future issue, but in the mean time I have started harvesting fry. I have collected about 50 Danio choprae fry (that was ONE scoop out of their bin), a bagillion trapdoor snails, and about 25 Pseudomugil furcatus. I have not yet dug through my T. albonubes...

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Fish people are THE best people

Fish people are THE best people

I mentioned before that my husband, Chris, has been having health problems. He has been struggling with Glaucoma in his left eye for seven years, and this past spring in early May, he developed a condition called bullous keratopathy, and was eventually diagnosed with a condition called Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome. It is exceptionally rare and painful, as cysts form on the cornea and rupture, exposing the nerves to air. He was unable to...

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Doing a blog for a new forum!

Doing a blog for a new forum!

Hey guys! I have been blogging over at Hydra Forum, a new website dedicated to the collection of Nature-based hobbyist Forums, which presently include: Gardens and Ponds; Terrariums and Vivariums; Freshwater Aquariums; and Saltwater Aquariums. Their mission is to bring hobbyists together to share their respective hobbies, and provide convenient access to other hobbies and hobbyists in order to communicate new ideas and facilitate discussion...

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The shrimp shipment is finally here! Plus some other goodies

The shrimp shipment is finally here! Plus some other goodies

I have been promising new shrimp for awhile now, guess what! The time is NOW! I picked up what I think are a few really neat critters yesterday. I will be adding species profiles soon, but in the meantime, I will provide a few preliminary shots. I picked up Orange rili shrimp, Carbon rili shrimp, Red rili (a TON of these, expect a sale), more amanos, and some Green babaulti shrimp. I still have in stock Yellow Neos and Red Cherries, as well as...

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A long overdue picture update!

A long overdue picture update!

I have been traveling a great deal this summer. Because of that, I have not been home enough to order many critters, or to photograph them. I am home this entire month, and am working on getting updates on a lot of the fish and invertebrates in the fish room. There are several species right now that are on super sale, which can be found on my current stocklist. I have a bunch of new stuff to add to my stocklist, and endeavor to have that done...

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Species spotlight- Micronemacheilus cruciatus (Dwarf zebra hovering loach)

Species spotlight- Micronemacheilus cruciatus (Dwarf zebra hovering loach)

The Micronemacheilus (dwarf hovering loaches) were recently reclassified from Yunnanilus to Micronemacheilus, and were just too adorable to resist photographing today. They are a really fun little critter, hovering mainly in the mid-water section of the tank. They are a small species, the females at maturity being slightly larger than the males, at about 1.3″. They are easy to feed, readily taking live, frozen, or dried foods. They do...

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Set up a photo tank! Updated shots of the bee shrimp and chili rasboras

Set up a photo tank! Updated shots of the bee shrimp and chili rasboras

    I finally got around to setting up a photo tank, so hope to update shots of a lot of my creatures over the next few weeks. So far so good! Here are some pictures of the wild Bee shrimp and the Boraras brigittae (Chili rasbora). Lovely critters! I will also be doing some featured vendors, as well as some species spotlights in the next several days. Keep your eyes peeled!   Chili rasbora Chili rasbora Chili rasbora Bee shrimp...

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Pictures pictures pictures!

Pictures pictures pictures!

I have been a busy, busy lady! I spoke at the CCA Aquamania Convention in Gaithersburg, MD and also was selling at their marketplace that Sunday. It was an outstanding time! The club really did an excellent job and the turnout was fantastic. I was able to upgrade my camera body after my CCA weekend, and have been spending as much time as I can, between all my travels, taking pictures! I am SUPER happy with the quality from the upgrade, and...

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All the new critters have settled in well!

All the new critters have settled in well!

All the new critters are conditioned and ready to go! I took some feeding pictures (Repashy Soilent Green) from around the fish room today. Clearly everyone was enjoying! The stock list should be up to  date,and I anticipate the arrival of my Peru order (some day, sigh!). I plan to restock my nerites and get some more shrimp variety in the upcoming weeks. Enjoy and Happy New Year!   I will continue to update shots and work on the profiles...

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Tiger shrimp and amanos are back in stock!

Tiger shrimp and amanos are back in stock!

I have been working on slowly building my stock list back up to where it needs to be. Thanks again for all the support with the Intuit Small Business Wish contest! I have over 800 votes and remain hopeful that I will be a recipient of one of their generous awards! Ready to go from the newest influx of livestock are Amano shrimp and Tiger shrimp. The amanos are around one inch and ready to go to their forever homes! I have a mix of juvenile and...

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