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New In Stock and Shipping Windows

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.

NEW FISH….

From Peru:

  • 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
  • Rineloricaria lanceolata…. fun, spawnable whiptail catfish

From Below Water in Canada (Oliver Lucanus):

  • Nanochromis splendens and N. parilus (two locations of each)
  • Congochromis cf. sabinae… very colorful!
  • Three different, rare Steatocranus
  • Corydoras araguaiensis ‘large spot’
  • Two different dwarf Distichodus… one crimson red and the other emerald green… just in time for the holidays
  • Tylochromis lateralis
  • Odontocharacidium aphanes… the hummingbird tetra

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Custom Aquariums Booth at Aquatic Experience

Here is a quick video of the CustomAquariums.com booth at the Aquatic Experience show going on right now in Schaumburg, IL.  Cool stuff!

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Cories Cories Cories!!!

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:

Corydoras sychri  Corydoras pastazensis

Corydoras fowleri  CW088

C. semiaquilus 'black'  C. semiaquilus 'green'

C091  C140

C. duplicareus  CW121

C. rabauti  CW051

C. sterbai  C. eques

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New In-Stock with Peru fish…

The new stock list includes all the new Peru fish from last week.

Excel Price List

PDF Price List

here are some pictures to whet your appetite

Tatia galaxia

 

Apistogramma cacatuoides ‘pucallpa’

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angelfish

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Cory fowleri

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New Westies!!!

I have not has an extensive list of West Africa fish in a while.  New in from Guinea this week:

  • Isichthys henryi…  AWESOMES 8″ eel mormyrids
  • Pelvicachromis humilis Kisslissi (the prettiest form), rubrolabiatus, signatus and roloffi…. all big and beautiful!
  • Tylochromis intermedius… 2″ juveniles.  Very rare in the hobby.
  • Hemichromis guttatus…. 3″ wild jewel cichlids… mean bastards, but you know you really want that glowing, fire red fish!
  • Hemichromis sp. Guinea 1…  1.5″ Kolente Forest jewel….  Anton! hurry up and publish the genus revision so this beauty can finally have a real name
  • Ladegesia roloffi…. 1″- jellybean tetra
  • Anomalochromis cf. thomasi…. the Guinean form of this peaceful dwarf cichlid is very colorful.  1-2″

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New Fish This Week

A small, but interesting order arrived today with fish from West Africa and South America… all WILD fish:

  • Corydoras adolfoi, duplicareus & davidsandsi
  • Apisto. mixed species (looks like pertensis, gephrya & aggie… all wild from Brazil)
  • Dicrossus filamentosus
  • Pelvicachromis taeniatus ‘Lobe’ & ‘Makoure’
  • Pelvicachromis humilis ‘Friya’
  • Enigmatochromis lucanusi (the blue fin ‘krib’)
  • Nannostomus marginatus – dwarf pencilfish
  • Polypterus ornatipinnis – ornate bicher 7″!!!
  • Otocinclus affinis
  • Atya gabonense – vampire shrimp
  • Fundulopanchax deltaensis – a mop-spawning killi from Nigeria

EXCEL PRICE LIST

PDF PRICE LIST

Plants on Monday!!!!!!

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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!

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Another Unknown Apisto…

This fish came in being sold as ‘black chin’, which it most definitely is not…

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March 8, 2014 · 4:21 am

2 x 350 Aquarium Makeover

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.

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The Aquatic Experience

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)

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