Well the state of Ohio wasn’t at all happy with me turning in $0.00 sales for the past couple of years.
As such, I’m officially “out-of-business” since July 1st 2019. I could view it as a set-back, but in all honesty, with all that has been going on, I haven’t really had time for my fish room.
I’m down to just a few tanks and haven’t really decided where I’m going with Ball Aquatics in the future. I’ll always have some fish around, and most likely continue to work with Danios, Devarios, and the like.
I might even get busy and pull together the posts about spawning some of the un-common fish I’ve worked with in the past 10 years.
I have always preferred to approach fish keeping in a very natural way. While I have no scientific proof to offer up, my success rate goes hand-in-hand with a simple natural approach as apposed to using more hi-tech methods. It was this “nature’s way” of thinking that lead me to explore the antifungal property of leaves on fish eggs. Continue reading Antifungal property of leaves on fish eggs
It’s been over 50 years since I first started keeping fish. Well that is, keeping fish properly. I had for several years previous, kept all manner of pond life in jars and buckets, just about anything that would hold water.
Continue reading Hertz Aquarium, Why I keep fish to this day
What a great week. The weather has been unseasonably warm. I’ve got new fish babies, the first in 2 years! I was also fortunate enough to give my talk, “Not Your Fathers Danio”, at my local clubs first meeting of the year. Life is good.
Continue reading What a week!
I’ve been blessed with a group of friend who have worms! If scoring white worms from Bob wasn’t enough, at the last Columbus Killifish Group meeting, I scored a couple of grindal worm cultures from Pat!
Continue reading Grindal Worms, Breakfast of Champions
Sometimes I think the side projects that come with fish keeping are some of the most fun aspects of this hobby. If you are fortunate enough that the hobby leads you down the path to start spawning and raising fish, you will eventually spend some time with live food cultures. Continue reading Bob gave me worms!!!
While we were at the All-Aquarium Catfish Convention this fall, a fellow YouTuber shot this great video of Stephan talking about Matten filters, cube filters and corner filters, all products of Swiss Tropicals. Continue reading Matten Filters, Cube Filters and Corner Filters
While I don’t keep many cichlids anymore, it’s hard to pass up on a chance to visit the Ohio Cichlid Associations yearly Extravaganza. The event marks the end of the year here in Ohio for most of the hobby related activities. Continue reading At the OCA Extravaganza 2016
It would seem as though I’m in a bit of a rut. I had some big plans for work in the fish room this fall. I was hoping to redo the fish room layout, and add some more tank space, but I just can’t seem to pull the trigger and get started. Continue reading Fall ’16 Spawning Plans
If you have spent much time in the aquarium hobby, you have no doubt heard of Eric Bodrock and Regina Spotti. In the photo above, that’s Regina on the left with Eric on the right and Stephan Tanner of Swiss Tropicals in the middle.
All Oddball Aquatics is the on-line company owned & operated by Eric, and is located in western Pennsylvania, just a bit south of Pittsburgh. Continue reading Visiting Eric & Regina ( All Oddball Aquatics )