Been awhile, things sure have been BUSY!

Been awhile, things sure have been BUSY!

It has been way too long since I updated the news page here on the website! As many of you know, I have been diligently working on sharing information via YouTube.  My channel has quickly grown to about 6000 followers and increasing daily! I recently celebrated hitting 200,000 views and am super stoked. I do a Species Spotlight and discussion tip each week, so check it out if you haven’t already! New videos every Tuesday and Sunday. That...

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Updates and what’s next

Updates and what’s next

Figured I was WAY overdue for a photo update, so here are a few shots from around the fish room. I have been working diligently on making sure ALL the species of shrimp I offer that breed in freshwater that I make available are home bred. This helps ensure their quality and stability of color traits, and ensures that they have not been exposed to many of the diseases that are so prevalent in imported shrimp these days. I am working on building...

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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 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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Getting back into the swing of things!

Getting back into the swing of things!

Just wanted to update everybody! Today is my husband’s first full day back to work! While he is not out of the wood (we need to make it three more months for that), he is improved enough for our life to get back to normal. This means for all of you, that I am picking up fish on Sunday! I am working on building my stock list back up, and continuing to focus on my breeding efforts. I started doing a little harvesting from my outdoor...

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Shipping incentive sale ends Friday, January 3, 2014!

Shipping incentive sale ends Friday, January 3, 2014!

Happy New Year (almost)! My $5 off shipping on any order, or $10 off on livestock purchase of $75 or more ends this Friday! Thanks to all those who have participated! I hope to do an order soon, to get some restock and some new species, but with all the freight delays around the holidays, it has been a trial in patience! I took a few shots from around the fish room that I will share with you, and hope to  spend some more time down there in the...

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Sale prolonged through the new year, and some shrimp shots

Sale prolonged through the new year, and some shrimp shots

Since the weather took such a nasty turn, and I have not been able to ship, I am prolonging my Holiday incentives ($5 off, $10 off shipping) through the first week of January. This will include my tote and gift certificate give away. I cannot ship until the daytime temperatures are above freezing, and it is supposed to warm up a bit soon. I will be absolutely taking the week before Christmas off from shipping, as there is just too much in the...

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Feeding advice for shrimp! Shrimp balls ensue!

Feeding advice for shrimp! Shrimp balls ensue!

Many of you who have attended my presentations already know that I feed my shrimp tanks quite sparingly. I generally feed 1-2 times a week, and then a very small quantity. Overfeeding is a major issue in shrimp tanks, as the tanks are generally smaller in volume, and fluctuations of parameters are more common with less dilution. Since shrimp are intolerant of these fluctuations, care should be taken to keep the tank parameters as stable as...

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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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Getting ready for Summer travels! Florida is up first- Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

Getting ready for Summer travels! Florida is up first- Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

This Summer will be a busy one! I am starting out the season by heading to Tampa to speak at the Tampa Bay Aquarium Society on Monday, June 10. I won’t be taking pre-orders, as it is a pretty loooong drive, but I will be bringing donations for the club. That same week, I will be speaking near Ft. Lauderdale at the Gold Coast Aquarium Society. I am really looking forward to this trip! This week I have gotten in a bunch of new livestock. I...

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