Busy week here at TedsFishroom… Two new orders arrived last Thursday, but I have not seen them because I have been at the OCA Extravaganza for three days… but I am told that the fish are all doing well. Here are the new in stock lists. The EXCEL PRICE LIST now includes hyperlinks to pictures and informational web pages for some of the species. When I can make the time I will get pictures of most species loaded into the list.
We have a GREAT shipping winding (good weather) coming up the week of December 1… If you would like to place an order, let’s take advantage of it next week. I am not worried about holiday package volume with FedEx Express the first three weeks of December, and Christmas is late in the week this year. We will HOPEFULLY have three full weeks of shipping weather in December. Western New York got enough snow last week for all of us to enjoy for a white Christmas… here’s to having a beautiful, mild holiday season.
GCCA Swap – Dec. 7, 2014… I will be attending the swap and will be bringing PRESALE FISH to the event. I will probably bring some Repashy food to sell, but I will probably NOT bring bags of fish that are not pre-sold. So if you want fish at the GCCA swap… please place an order.
More Apistogramma, including payaminonis… this is a NICE FISH!!!! Also in are nijsseni, sp. melgar, and locations of bitaeniata and aggasizii
Some more common cories including pygmeae, arcuatus, zigatus and reticulatus
More Copella vilmae
Hypoptopoma sp. Peru/Orange… the ‘robocop’ oto… very cool nano catfish
Hyphessobrycon loretoensis… 1″+ on this beautiful small tetra. Great in planted tanks
Without trying too hard I have managed to end up with a lot of neat Corydoras catfish all at the same time. Several came in on that last Peru order, then a friend who breeds a lot of rarer species traded me some of his F1 fish for some of the wild stock from Peru, and then I brought in a small order from another wholesaler just to get more of the long-nose C140 and (my all-time favorite cory) C. eques!!! Here are some pics of what is now in my collection:
I am going to try something new… a newsletter. Right now the plan is to send one out once each month with updates about the blog, hobby events, industry news and anything else that is timely and not something that I would normally put in a blog post. I am also going to use the newsletter to offer specials and discounts on livestock and products. Please sign up for the newsletter at the top of the right hand side bar. If you do not like it you can always unsubscribe at any time.
If you are a customer who has already purchased from me, you may be getting a customer newsletter as well. These will go out every other week with current stock lists, specials, clearance items and anything else I want to offer my customers in way of thanks for the support. How can you get on that list? Place and order!
Here is a video of a recent aquarium makeover I did. The tanks are two 350-gallon monsters set side by side so that they look like one long 700-gallon tank. These aquariums have been running for several years, and were not very well maintained. Unfortunately (or fortunately for me), the previous keeper was unable (or unwilling) to keep the filters clean, and the owners went looking for someone else to do the job. I apologize for the iPhone video. I did not think about documenting the project when I started, and the phone was all I had with me when I realized I should probably make a blog video.
Here is an event I am very sorry to miss. The Aquatic Experience is happening right now for the first time. This is the first all aquarium consumer trade show I know of ever happening in the USA. Lots of all pet industry shows, but this one is just for the fish geeks. If you are anywhere near Chicago, you should go. If you are no near Chicago, try for a cheap flight into O’Hare (relatively near the event) and get there. This video is really just a preview. I was able to godown there today and shoot it. GO TO THE EVENT!!!! (go to www.aquaticexperience.org to get specific information)