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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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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More shrimp back in stock! OCA Extravaganza up next- Pre-orders now being taken

More shrimp back in stock! OCA Extravaganza up next- Pre-orders now being taken

In anticipation of traveling to the OCA Extravaganza, I have gotten in a bunch of new shrimp. I will be taking pre-orders, and doing some room sales at the event. More information on location can be found on my events page.  Please note, sales that are not pre-orders will be first come first served! I really prefer to do pre-orders, as it guarantees that I have what you want. I will be arriving Thursday, so any orders can be picked up either...

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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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Heading to CCA this weekend! Just back from JSAS- MFK Konvention next!

Heading to CCA this weekend! Just back from JSAS- MFK Konvention next!

I have been busy, busy, busy! I was just in Freehold, NJ to speak to the JSAS. What a great group! I had a ton of fun. This weekend I am heading to the greater DC area for my club, Capital Cichlid Association, monthly meeting. Mike Hellweg is speaking on breeding and I really looking forward to hanging out with the gang! Next weekend is the MFK Konvention, the first of its kind and it has a killer speaker line-up (myself included). I am taking...

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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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