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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Modified shipping, fish room work, and picture updates!

Modified shipping, fish room work, and picture updates!

After the brutal winter, struggling to make ends meet, and having issues with getting in quality livestock, I have decided that the best thing for my mental health is to take some time, revamp the fish room, breed a bunch of cool fish and invertebrates, and recharge my mental batteries! I am traveling a lot, as well as writing a lot (a book is coming out soon in addition to my Amazonas articles, Amazonas blog, Hydra Forum blog, and my work on...

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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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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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Photo updates

Photo updates

I will be working, the next couple of days, on updating all my species profiles to include the new livestock. It is a fish heavy stock list right  now, but I hope to do an invertebrate import soon. Next up, and the last event for my year, is the OCA in Ohio. I will be taking pre-orders and most likely selling some stuff out of my room. Otocinclus cocama will likely not become available, they came in rough and are doing poorly. The rest of the...

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New picture updates!

New picture updates!

Just wanted to share a few more pictures, as I had a bit of time to take some today. The rilis and Aspidoras spilotus are still on super sale! Get ’em while I have them! I will be doing another order next week, and will have some new creatures and restock of some popular items that should be available in time for sale at Aquafest in Herndon, VA, where I will be vending on the third floor for the Friday night room sales! I will also be...

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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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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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