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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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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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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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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Life is settling down- hopefully back on track soon!

Life is settling down- hopefully back on track soon!

My husband had a severely (over 80%) detached retina, as a complication to the corneal transplant. They reattached it last week, and hopefully we are almost out of the woods. As long as it stays attached, I should be back on track to order more critters within two weeks! This will set me up beautifully to really get back into business by early September, once new critters have cleared quarantine. I will also be offering SCADS of Meteor minnow...

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Shrimp!

Shrimp!

Working on setting up all my various shrimp in large tanks (55g-75g) to really give them the opportunity to breed out. I plan on maintaining large breeding colonies so that I can offer more source livestock and have to import less. Because of this, there will be limited numbers of each species available this summer. That being said, still quite a few to share! Enjoy!         Chocolate Neocaridina Chocolate Neocaridina Orange...

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Getting back on track after a BRUTAL winter!

Getting back on track after a BRUTAL winter!

Well, this winter has been horrendous- snowstorm after snowstorm resulting in delayed freight (death of imported critters) and very few shipping days. Working on getting back on track, and getting more livestock in! If sales of the new stuff go well, I hope to do a Peru import within a few weeks. Then a new shrimp and snail order after that. Here are a few shots from around the fish room today. I will be in Gaithersburg, MD this weekend for...

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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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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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