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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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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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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Home again! More events coming up and some livestock updates.

Home again! More events coming up and some livestock updates.

I am home from the convention and glad to be! Up next is the NJAS 60th Anniversary show, located in East Brunswick NJ on October 10-13th. They have a HUGE speaker line up and I really encourage anyone in the area to check it out! I am not sure yet if I will be attending, though I hope to make an appearance at least. This is a phenomenal group of people! After that, I will be speaking at Aquafest 2013 in Herndon, VA. Pre-orders will be accepted...

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more updates, big fish too!

more updates, big fish too!

I spent the entire day cleaning and doing water changes, so took a few shots from around the fish room. I also moved my cuban gar into the “big boy” tank, so far so good! I have some more shrimp coming in Monday, fingers crossed what I ordered comes in! I am considering restructuring part of my fishroom and clearing out some of my personal fish again, somehow they have a way of creeping up in numbers and I need more tank space!...

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Trying to take pictures! The joys of fish being uncooperative!

As some of you know from following me on Facebook, I recently purchased a cute little tank that is designated for photography only. Now if only the fish would cooperate! Here are the end results of my labor. I have been struggling to get pictures of Danio erythromicron. I have them in a tank that has the short side out, and to say they are uncooperative for photos is an epic understatement. I have them housed with Rosy loaches, and they two are...

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Some new livestock and some fish updates

Some new livestock and some fish updates

Things have been busy, busy, busy- as always! I picked up some new critters this week, and still have some new guys left to photograph in the next day or so as they settle in. Added to the fish room this week are Microdevario kubotai, Sawbwa resplendens, Nannostomus eques, Hemigrammus bleheri, Panaqolus maccus, and some restock of a few things. I am also getting ready to set up my breeding bins in the yard, so snapped a few picture of some of...

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Some new additions to the stock list! Clown killies, Vietnamese white clouds, and more

Some new additions to the stock list! Clown killies, Vietnamese white clouds, and more

          I picked up some new critters this week to expand the stocklist and am very pleased at their quality! I got in Clown Killies which are still pretty young, but sexable (I have a good quantity of females). I also got in some really nice Vietnamese white clouds, which will be great for those of you who like to breed fish outside in the spring through fall. Also on the noteable list are Axelrodi riesei, or the Ruby...

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Chili rasboras are back in stock! AND more!

Chili rasboras are back in stock! AND more!

After a long drawn out dry spell, I have Boraras brigittae and Otocinclus back in stock as well as many other goodies including Danio erythromicron, Corydoras habrosus, hovering loaches, rosey loaches, and much more. Here are a few quick shots from the fish room today. I plan to spend a fair amount of time photographing this week, as well as updating species profiles for reclassifications, and making new ones for new species. I hope you enjoy...

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Pictures pictures pictures!

Pictures pictures pictures!

I have been a busy, busy lady! I spoke at the CCA Aquamania Convention in Gaithersburg, MD and also was selling at their marketplace that Sunday. It was an outstanding time! The club really did an excellent job and the turnout was fantastic. I was able to upgrade my camera body after my CCA weekend, and have been spending as much time as I can, between all my travels, taking pictures! I am SUPER happy with the quality from the upgrade, and...

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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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