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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All caught up and working on restocking!

All caught up and working on restocking!

It has been a doozy of a time with this weather! Things are finally back on track, and I placed a small order this week, as well as one arriving Monday. I am planning a large order for the end of the month, so now is the time to hit me up with special requests for me to consider! I got in a few species that I don’t generally carry, Hyphessobrycon flammeus (Flame tetra), Boraras merah, and Thayeria obliqua (Penguin tetra), as well as...

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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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Feeding advice for shrimp! Shrimp balls ensue!

Feeding advice for shrimp! Shrimp balls ensue!

Many of you who have attended my presentations already know that I feed my shrimp tanks quite sparingly. I generally feed 1-2 times a week, and then a very small quantity. Overfeeding is a major issue in shrimp tanks, as the tanks are generally smaller in volume, and fluctuations of parameters are more common with less dilution. Since shrimp are intolerant of these fluctuations, care should be taken to keep the tank parameters as stable as...

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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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Weekly update- A note about shipping- AND taking the weekend OFF!

Weekly update- A note about shipping- AND taking the weekend OFF!

Hey guys! I am taking this weekend off to celebrate my 10th wedding anniversary with my husband. I will be checking in, but will not be doing shipping estimates until early next week 🙂 A note about shipping, as well, Ground/Home delivery service is now at your own risk and I would really prefer if next day Express service is chosen for fish, which is what my live arrival guarantee will cover. Because of the rampant discrepency of daytime...

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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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