Books back in stock, and some shots from around the fish room

Books back in stock, and some shots from around the fish room

Things are going well in the fish room! I had a great time at the All-Aquarium Catfish Convention. Here are some shots from around the fish room.  Some of the hillstream species are beginning to be released from quarantine though the borneo suckers still need more time. I also got in another case of the book I co-authored, and they are available as well. The response from my friends and customers has just been amazing! You guys sure know how to...

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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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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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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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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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New order coming in Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

New order coming in Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!

I am pretty stoked to have a new order coming in this Sunday! I have ordered a bunch of shrimp from a new distributor. I am expecting restock of Amano shrimp (that sale was a big hit and I hope to prolong it), Green shrimp, Orange rilis, Carbon rilis, and Lazurite sakura shrimp. I also ordered more Dario dario, Chili rasboras, Boraras maculatus, Rummynose tetras, Otocinclus, Corydoras pygmaeus, and Kuhli loaches. I hope to do another order...

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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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Restock of some favorites! Espei rasbora, dwarf cories, bumble shrimp and nerites

Restock of some favorites! Espei rasbora, dwarf cories, bumble shrimp and nerites

Picked up my fish order today, which is largely restocking a lot of my favorite creatures. I still have over a dozen empty tanks, so plan to add some more small oddballs, including gobies and more shrimp, in the upcoming weeks.   Today I got in more T. espei (they are quite young), Bumble bee shrimp, Bumble bee nerites, Micro crabs, Corydoras pygmaeus and habrosus, and again, tried for B. brigittae but ended up with B. uropthalmoides. sigh...

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