Getting ready for Summer travels! Florida is up first- Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

Getting ready for Summer travels! Florida is up first- Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale

This Summer will be a busy one! I am starting out the season by heading to Tampa to speak at the Tampa Bay Aquarium Society on Monday, June 10. I won’t be taking pre-orders, as it is a pretty loooong drive, but I will be bringing donations for the club. That same week, I will be speaking near Ft. Lauderdale at the Gold Coast Aquarium Society. I am really looking forward to this trip! This week I have gotten in a bunch of new livestock. I...

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More snail and critter pictures

Caridina cf. babaulti green- color differences Bee shrimp Bee shrimp Chili rasbora Chili rasbora Bumble bee nerite Nerites on glass Cherry shrimp and horned nerites- size comparison Cherry shrimp Cherry shrimp Clown plecos Nerite variety Male clown killi Male Dario hysignon sparring Another green babaulti Eating diatoms Red spot nerite eating diatoms Red spot Striped nerite Tons of nerites Trio clown killies Male darios Nerite variant Zebra...

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Set up a photo tank! Updated shots of the bee shrimp and chili rasboras

Set up a photo tank! Updated shots of the bee shrimp and chili rasboras

    I finally got around to setting up a photo tank, so hope to update shots of a lot of my creatures over the next few weeks. So far so good! Here are some pictures of the wild Bee shrimp and the Boraras brigittae (Chili rasbora). Lovely critters! I will also be doing some featured vendors, as well as some species spotlights in the next several days. Keep your eyes peeled!   Chili rasbora Chili rasbora Chili rasbora Bee shrimp...

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And yet more updated pictures

And yet more updated pictures

    Whee! Spent about 5 hours in the fish room today cleaning tanks and sorting through my copious amounts of excess equipment, hardscape, and substrates (ironic that I have hundred of pounds of it, since 95% of my tanks are bare bottom). After all the water changes, I snapped just a couple of pictures of some of the critters I either missed shooting yesterday, or who were looking particularly photogenic. I will likely spend ALL day...

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Caridina cf. babaulti- a diverse and beautiful group of shrimp

  Caridina cf. babaulti are a very diverse group of shrimp originating mainly from India. The most common coloration seen is a tan or green but they can range from black, to neon yellow, to  blue, and also have a few striped varieties. Babaulti have the typical characteristics of most Caridina, but with a spikier rostrum. Many have a broad stripe extending from rostrum to tail. These species of shrimp have not had enough scientific study...

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