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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Back on track! New order in quarantine

Back on track! New order in quarantine

Super happy to report that I was FINALLY able to do a starter order to get my stock list fleshed back out! Things came in really well. I got in Dario dario, Boraras brigittae (Chili rasbora), Microdevario kubotai (Neon green rasbora), Corydoras pygmaeus, Pangio oblonga (Black kuhli loach), Danio margaritatus (Celestial pearl or fireworks Danio), Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, and a new crayfish species for me- Cambarellus texanus (Brazos dwarf...

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Life is settling down- hopefully back on track soon!

Life is settling down- hopefully back on track soon!

My husband had a severely (over 80%) detached retina, as a complication to the corneal transplant. They reattached it last week, and hopefully we are almost out of the woods. As long as it stays attached, I should be back on track to order more critters within two weeks! This will set me up beautifully to really get back into business by early September, once new critters have cleared quarantine. I will also be offering SCADS of Meteor minnow...

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Shrimp!

Shrimp!

Working on setting up all my various shrimp in large tanks (55g-75g) to really give them the opportunity to breed out. I plan on maintaining large breeding colonies so that I can offer more source livestock and have to import less. Because of this, there will be limited numbers of each species available this summer. That being said, still quite a few to share! Enjoy!         Chocolate Neocaridina Chocolate Neocaridina Orange...

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More new additions- Peru and Colombia

More new additions- Peru and Colombia

Just when you think the weather is getting nice, we got dumped on by MORE snow. I have been diligently working on increasig my stock, starting with fish and will be doing invertebrates (shrimp and snails) and some of the small Asian fish within the next couple of weeks. New in stock, but with many still in quarantine, are Otocinclus cocama (zebra otos) Nannostomus mortenthaleri (Coral red pencils), Otocinclus, Farlowella vittata, Hyphessobrycon...

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Getting back on track after a BRUTAL winter!

Getting back on track after a BRUTAL winter!

Well, this winter has been horrendous- snowstorm after snowstorm resulting in delayed freight (death of imported critters) and very few shipping days. Working on getting back on track, and getting more livestock in! If sales of the new stuff go well, I hope to do a Peru import within a few weeks. Then a new shrimp and snail order after that. Here are a few shots from around the fish room today. I will be in Gaithersburg, MD this weekend for...

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All caught up and working on restocking!

All caught up and working on restocking!

It has been a doozy of a time with this weather! Things are finally back on track, and I placed a small order this week, as well as one arriving Monday. I am planning a large order for the end of the month, so now is the time to hit me up with special requests for me to consider! I got in a few species that I don’t generally carry, Hyphessobrycon flammeus (Flame tetra), Boraras merah, and Thayeria obliqua (Penguin tetra), as well as...

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Pictures pictures pictures!

Pictures pictures pictures!

Hey guys! Finally had some time to spend in the fish room snapping some shots. Those espei pencils are AMAZING!! I have a small order coming in Monday, mainly shrimp, and plan to order some more darios, some puffers, and a few types of loaches at some point soon. Now is the time if you have a special request to make it! In the meantime, I am doing a sale for shipping next week. PLEASE NOTE- a winter storm is coming. Right now, it looks like I...

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Aquafest this weekend! Herndon, VA

Aquafest this weekend! Herndon, VA

I am out of town as of Friday morning to attend Aquafest in Herndon, VA. I am speaking on Saturday afternoon, and would love to see some of you there! Friday night, starting at 10pm, there are room sales on the third floor of the hotel, and I am participating in this, as well. Pre-orders are also being taken for pick-up Friday. Just email if you want me to bring anything! I have a bunch of stuff coming out of quarantine in time for the event,...

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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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Heading to CCA this weekend! Just back from JSAS- MFK Konvention next!

Heading to CCA this weekend! Just back from JSAS- MFK Konvention next!

I have been busy, busy, busy! I was just in Freehold, NJ to speak to the JSAS. What a great group! I had a ton of fun. This weekend I am heading to the greater DC area for my club, Capital Cichlid Association, monthly meeting. Mike Hellweg is speaking on breeding and I really looking forward to hanging out with the gang! Next weekend is the MFK Konvention, the first of its kind and it has a killer speaker line-up (myself included). I am taking...

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