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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Hillstream species in stock! My book is available! And CatCon!

Hillstream species in stock! My book is available! And CatCon!

Hi guys! It seems like much is coming together all at once! I got in a bunch of new critters last week, including some really nice shrimp and Hillstream species. I will be posting a few pictures, and also have some videos on my youtube page. I am going to be taking the majority of the Hillstream species to sell at the Catfish Convention in a few weeks. I am also planning on adding more of all the species, as well as more shrimp and more...

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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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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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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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more updates, big fish too!

more updates, big fish too!

I spent the entire day cleaning and doing water changes, so took a few shots from around the fish room. I also moved my cuban gar into the “big boy” tank, so far so good! I have some more shrimp coming in Monday, fingers crossed what I ordered comes in! I am considering restructuring part of my fishroom and clearing out some of my personal fish again, somehow they have a way of creeping up in numbers and I need more tank space!...

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Some new additions to the stock list! Clown killies, Vietnamese white clouds, and more

Some new additions to the stock list! Clown killies, Vietnamese white clouds, and more

          I picked up some new critters this week to expand the stocklist and am very pleased at their quality! I got in Clown Killies which are still pretty young, but sexable (I have a good quantity of females). I also got in some really nice Vietnamese white clouds, which will be great for those of you who like to breed fish outside in the spring through fall. Also on the noteable list are Axelrodi riesei, or the Ruby...

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