CRS and CBS now in stock!

CRS and CBS now in stock!

I had the opportunity to pick up a good amount of locally bred CRS (Crystal Red Shrimp) and CBS (Crystal Black Shrimp). They are a variety of grades with S+ being the most common. I snapped a few shots, and these are available for immediate purchase. This species of shrimp prefers soft water, cooler in temperature but make a beautiful addition to a small tank!        ...

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Black kuhli loach

Black kuhli loach

I got in Black kuhli loaches (Pangio oblonga) this week, and they are squirmy and adorable as all little loaches are! Great in groups with small, peaceful fish- they make an active and exciting addition to a tank.   This video shows their behavior when in HUGE numbers. They prefer a sand substrate, which they will actively burrow into, coming out en masse at feeding time to swarm live or frozen foods, though they readily accept dried...

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Species Spotlight: Cambarellus texanus “Brazos dwarf crayfish”

Species Spotlight: Cambarellus texanus “Brazos dwarf crayfish”

I just got in a new (to me) species of dwarf Crayfish and I am in LOVE. They are similar in care to CPO, and are originally native to Texas. Their common name is the Brazos dwarf cray, and they range in color from tan to blue, some of them having prominent striping on their back. Gentle in nature, but sassy as dwarf crayfish are, they accept a wide range of parameters and are easy to breed. They seem to be a bit more mild in behavior than...

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Species spotlight- Centromochlus perugiae

Species spotlight- Centromochlus perugiae

The oil or honeycomb catfish originates in Peru and Ecuador, the specific fish I have coming out of Peru, and inhabits fast moving rivers near the shoreline, where it is very sandy and there is little aquatic vegetation. They are adaptable to a wide range of parameters, with a temperature range of 74-86 and a wide range of hardness and pH with neutral probably being most ideal. They are insectivores in the wild, but are easy to feed in home...

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More orange rili!

More orange rili!

I picked up an order yesterday, and have some neat stuff! I got more Orange rili shrimp, due to popular demand. I also picked up solid Orange Neocaridina, Snowball Neocaridina, standary Red Cherry shrimp, Green Caridina shrimp, Batman nerite snails,  Clown killies, Threadfin rainbows, Ember tetras, Cherry Barbs (quite young), more Chili rasboras, and restock of CPO’s. I will likely list the new critters for next week. A reminder, I am...

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Species spotlight- Aspidoras spilotus “C125”

Species spotlight- Aspidoras spilotus “C125”

Originating in Brazil, this petite catfish is a cousin to Corydoras and shares very similar behaviors. It reaches about 1.75″, and has the typical wiggly behavior of most cories. They are differentiated from cories in that their head is generally slightly longer in relation to its body length than a cory and that they have twin fontanelle (openings in the skull) and relatively smaller eyes. As with most catfish of the type, they are a...

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Boraras brigittae/Chili rasbora!

Boraras brigittae/Chili rasbora!

As MANY of you know, I have been having a devil of a time getting these in stock. Guess what, I got ’em! Who knows for how long, as demand is high 🙂 Lots of other goodies came in, as well, and my stock list is up-to-date.  

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Red Spot and Zebra nerites back in stock!

Red Spot and Zebra nerites back in stock!

Picked up a small order yesterday, mainly restock of my much beloved Red Spot and Zebra nerites, as well as more cardinal tetras and more Kubotai rasboras. Here are a few shots from around the fish room.     Click the more tab to view the images    ...

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I LOVE dwarf Corydoras!

I LOVE dwarf Corydoras!

I have always had a fondness for this family of petite catfish! When you have a large group, they very much school midwater and are prone, in my tanks, to setting up little “hotels” on anubias or almond leaves. They are always busy, darting around the tank and wiggling their way from one spot to the next. Both C. habrosus and C. pygmaeus are without a doubt fantastically adorable, and perfect for small tanks. They eat a meaty diet,...

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