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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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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Some fish updates

Some fish updates

Whew, winter is not kind! Sickness, computer issues, death, snow, freezing temperatures! That being said, I am working on building up the ole stocklist, and am traveling a ton in the upcoming weeks. Here are a couple fish pics from around the fishroom, some of which will be coming out of quarantine next week. I plan on starting to restock more shrimp (been focusing on breeding my own, only) as well as some more asian species including...

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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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New critters doing great!

New critters doing great!

The new critters are largely doing great! The orange otos didn’t import well, but rest assured I will try again in early January! I am STILL shipping, though may not much past this upcoming Monday, as I don’t want boxes to be delayed because of the impending holiday season. That being said, I DO plan on ordering more shrimp, snails, and small fishes soon, so now is the time to let me know what your little heart desires! Here are a...

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Some more pictures!

Some more pictures!

Hi Guys! Some exciting things coming in tomorrow! Orange zebra otos (Nannopotopoma sp Peru orange/Hypoptopoma sp peru orange), Otocinclus cocama (zebra oto), Coral red pencils (Nannostomus mortenthaleri), Tatia galaxias, Chaetostoma L187a, Danionella translucida, Boraras brigittae (chili rasboras), and Hemigrammus bleheri (rummynose tetras). Also planning shrimp and snail order soon! Remember! Gift certificates are available now, and I am still...

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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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Heading to Cleveland for the OCA Extravaganza next weekend!

Hey guys! Looks like I will be heading to Ohio next weekend to attend the 20th anniversary of the Ohio Cichlid Association’s annual convention! I am taking pre-orders, and will be bringing manzanita driftwood, as well as some copies of the book I co-authored with Mark Denaro to have for sale. You will also have the rare opportunity to meet my personal spawn, Abby and Clelia, which means I may not be doing much as far as room sales go,...

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