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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Livestock updates!

Livestock updates!

It has been quite a bit since I updated and posted pictures! I have been traveling ALLLLL over speaking at clubs and events, and have had very, very little time home on weekends. I am home for the Summer, except for two trips, so expect a lot of updates and a much fuller stocklist! Coming up soon is the American Cichlid Association Convention in Springfield, Mass. I hope to see some of you there. It is a great time and supports Cichlid...

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Updates, pictures, and news!

Updates, pictures, and news!

  I am freshly home from the 2015 Aquatic Gardeners Convention, and it was STELLAR. I had a wonderful time both speaking and vending, and enjoyed all the presentations immensely. I came home inspired to scape! I will be in Silver Spring, MD this Saturday to present a new presentation on breeding fish in containers. The meetings are at JFK High School and the doors open at 1pm. I am planning another order to pick up next weekend, and hope...

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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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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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More snail and critter pictures

Caridina cf. babaulti green- color differences Bee shrimp Bee shrimp Chili rasbora Chili rasbora Bumble bee nerite Nerites on glass Cherry shrimp and horned nerites- size comparison Cherry shrimp Cherry shrimp Clown plecos Nerite variety Male clown killi Male Dario hysignon sparring Another green babaulti Eating diatoms Red spot nerite eating diatoms Red spot Striped nerite Tons of nerites Trio clown killies Male darios Nerite variant Zebra...

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Dario hysgninon- a truly stunning little fish!

Dario hysgninon- a truly stunning little fish!

I was doing maintenance in the fish room today, and happened to notice several really nice male Dario hysgninon displaying to females. This is a diminutive species, about .75″, from Myanmar which thrives in a well-planted setup with ample areas for small territories. I like to use leaf litter and lots of rhizome plants to provide many shelters as the males can become aggressive to one another when spawning. The males become extremely...

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A couple new critters- more pictures to come!

A couple new critters- more pictures to come!

I picked up an order yesterday and got, what I think, is some nice stuff! I picked up Panda garra, Dario dario, two kinds of licorice gourami (still waiting for them to settle in for pictures), some ruby tetras (also waiting on these to settle in), Painted Fire reds, more chili rasboras micro crabs, and some other stuff. Here are a few pictures of questionable quality to tempt your fishy taste buds! Keep in mind, the critters have been in the...

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Home, sweet home- time for some more pictures!

Home, sweet home- time for some more pictures!

        I got home on Sunday from visiting CT where I attended the NEC Convention. On my way home, I stopped and picked up more otocinclus and habrosus from the airport. I found several new things which spawned while I was away, and while trying to take pictures (unsuccessfully) of fry, I shot a few of different fish in the fish room to share. I still have a few species left to photograph and will be creating or updating...

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