I have a new aquarium. 180 gallons. One of the largest I have ever owned. This tank and stand was built by CustomAquariums (click the link… ). I will show some more videos in the future about the aquarium hardware, but for now this video is just showing the fish after they have been in the tank for 24 hours.
The community includes a lot of odds & ends, lonely hearts and personal favorites that I cannot bear to part with. You will see the original Chromidotilapia kingsleyae that I brought back from Gabon in 2011. There is a big Pelmatochromis beautkofferi that lost his mate to my own stupidity, and a big male Betta patoti that lost his mate to his own aggression (let’s see how he likes living with these big fish… hah!). There is a redtail shark that is the lone survivor from a tank crash when I first opened the new fish room. The pair of Pelvicachromis sacrimontis are the grand-offspring of a wild pair I owned four years ago, but the male beats the female up a lot, so I put them in here to see if they can get along in a busier tank. There is a single Bryconaethiops boulengeri tetra that is the sole survivor of a group of 6 that I bought four years ago. There are also some alestes tetras that I have had for nearly 10 years! The Sayhadria rohani barbs are personal favorites that I swear I will spawn someday. And the Pelvicachromis humilis ‘Friya’ are in there to grow up. All the smaller fish are African tetras that have been sitting in my fish room for months with nobody buying them… so I brought them home. I like them! There are Arnoldichthys spilopterus, Micralestes cf. acutidens, Micralestes occidentalis, yellow-tail Congo tetras and a few red-cap moon tetras (which I have had for years). Plus a few things I did not list… see if you can find them.
I was working in the fish room this evening, getting ready for a couple huge orders coming in this week, and noticed that all the dwarf cichlids were very active. I kept getting distracted (and making floods), so I took a break, grabbed the camera and made this little video. All the fish are available, and if you are interested contact me quick. These fish have been going fast, and I need them to go faster! We are about to discover how much this fish room can hold…. 40+ boxes of fish coming in this week.
Cooler weather is starting to creep in, and so are new livestock orders. Price lists are updated with the few new fish that arrived last week, all through quarantine and ready to go. Wild cardinal tetras and tank-raised rummynose are rock solid. The male congo tetras are a good size for shipping. The assassin snails are bigger than usual too. Clown loach season is still on, and the stock I have look awesome… fat loaches!
Livestock orders over the next two weeks include
West Africa – Pelvicachromis, Benitochromis, Synodontis, Polypterus, Pantodon, Micralestes and more
I am back from vacation and shipping again. So long as the temperatures are not above 85 where you are at, 2nd day will work fine for a while. if it is hot where you are at, overnight is best. Priority Overnight will arrive to most destinations by 10:00 AM. It will not get picked up here until after 5:00 PM, so the box will be in transit less than 18 hours. You can see the stock lists here:
Here is a short video of a Betta patoti pair that I have been working with for a month or so. This is a big, active fish, but they hate the video camera. They do not particularly like me, except when I give them food… and even then they will not come out to eat until I walk away from the tank. My son Matthew, however, is welcome. He was able to shoot pictures of this pair for an hour without spooking them at all. Enjoy…