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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Parotocinclus sp. 3

Parotocinclus sp. 3

Parotocinclus sp. 3 pH: 5.5-7 temperature-71-80 hardness:2-10 dkh adult size: 1-1.2″ behavior: peaceful diet: algae, herbivorous compatability: other small, peaceful community fish ***My experience with this species is limited, exact behavior and compatibility not yet...

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The Peru order has arrived! Some things I expected, and some surprises!

The Peru order has arrived! Some things I expected, and some surprises!

Many of you know that I have been waiting, not so patiently, for an order to arrive from Peru for a few months now. At long last, it has arrived! There are a TON of fish, many of which are completely new to me, and I am still figuring out the identification of a few. I have gotten restock of Otocinclus cocama, though not many, and also have Hypoptopoma sp. Peru orange again (the orange zebra). I am also SUPER pleased by a tiny little...

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Busy busy busy! An update and a few pictures

Busy busy busy! An update and a few pictures

I have been busily trying to figure out my speaking schedule for this year. I have been invited to so many awesome clubs, but sadly can only visit a few. As many of you are aware, I have a few kids and taking care of them has to come first. Scheduling is difficult at best, luckily my husband will willingly take what vacation he can to aide in my attendance at conventions and clubs. I have been updating my events calendar, and will continue to...

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Recap of the summer plus lots of new critters!

Recap of the summer plus lots of new critters!

This summer has been a busy one for me and the fish room! I was recently at the American Cichlid Association Convention where I had a wonderful time. I got to attend many amazing speakers (more on them later) and visit with old friends, and new, which I get to see infrequently. I strongly encourage everyone to become active and involved in local clubs and conventions as the camaraderie is second to none. I was home for a week and then away...

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More invertebrates in stock

More invertebrates in stock

It has been awhile since I got a decent shipment of shrimp and snails in, seems like everytime lately there has been an issue either with availability or quality. I am very happy to report that I have several more species of shrimp and nerite all in stock. It is perfect shipping time of year (in my area) for invertebrates, with priority mailing being perfectly acceptable. I now have in stock again Red rili, Tiger, and Bumble bee shrimp. I have...

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New arrivals from India and Africa

New arrivals from India and Africa

Yesterday was beyond busy. After getting my kids off to school and shipping my orders, it was time to pick up the first set of freight for the day. The first was an Indian shipment which included Microphis deocata, a really neat pipefish. I also got Danionella dracula, Dario dario (bengalensis). At the same time I picked up some new stock of red spot nerites and a variety of horned nerites. Everything came in really well and looks great so far....

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Caridina cf. babaulti- a diverse and beautiful group of shrimp

  Caridina cf. babaulti are a very diverse group of shrimp originating mainly from India. The most common coloration seen is a tan or green but they can range from black, to neon yellow, to  blue, and also have a few striped varieties. Babaulti have the typical characteristics of most Caridina, but with a spikier rostrum. Many have a broad stripe extending from rostrum to tail. These species of shrimp have not had enough scientific study...

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New livestock- it has been a busy few weeks!

I have been a busy busy girl, picking up freight from multiple airports over the past few weeks. While there were some disappointments (my India shipment of caridina cf. babaulti and dario did not come in) there were also some high points. I picked up a species I have not kept before, Aspidora pauciradiatus. They are almost painfully cute, behaving in a very similar fashion to dwarf corydoras. I also was able to get more C. habrosus, P....

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