While trying to get some photos of 6 week old Devario sondhii fry to see if the dark cleithral spot behind the gill opening was visible yet, I found a very pleasant surprise in the tank.
At the start of every new year I like to set some goals to work towards in the fish room. I guess I have finally listened to my Zig Ziglar tape on setting goals enough times that some of it is sinking in!
I often get questions about mixing Danios of different species in the same tank together. As a general rule, if the fish are close to the same size and temperament, there are no problems keeping them together.
There are exceptions to this in regards to the fish cross breeding. With this in mind, the fish I would NOT keep together are;
I hope I don’t jinks things by saying this, but my Daphnia cultures have never been better!
I almost lost my Daphnia this summer do to heat and the crashing of my green water culture, but they have made a marvelous recovery and are producing better than ever. Continue reading I think I’m getting the hang of this…
In July of 2012, I came into possession of some very hard to get Blue Moon Danio (Devario xyrops). My good fortune came about due to my friend Dr. Stephan Tanner of Swiss Tropicals. Stephan has some super contacts in the aquarium hobby and often comes into possession of fish that are nearly impossible to obtain. As I understand it, these fish came into Aqua Global in Germany as a bycatch of the fish collectors. In other words, when the collectors are out catching fish, they happen to net a few, often unidentified, fish in the process. Sometimes these fish go unnoticed when the exporters are shipping the main group. Continue reading Spawning Devario xyrops
These are some really lovely Green Corydoras aeneus and I got them with the full intention of spawning them and spreading the joy at next years auctions and swaps. Continue reading Corydoras aeneus (green)
I wanted something easy to put up and easy to take down. Also something portable so I could move them where needed without any trouble. Continue reading New tank racks
Things are heating up in the fish room and Papa “Pucallpa Gold” is tending eggs again.
At some point last night, this little dickens made an early escape from the cave.
Probably be a few days before the rest of the brood joins the escapee!