Allen Repashy has released six new gel superfoods for fish, and they are all now available on TedsFishroom. Two diets are intended for use in freshwater. Morning Wood is a meal replacement designed for wood scrapers, and Redrum is the high carotenoid color enhancer food we have been asking for. (Click on images for more specific information).
All has also released the first four marine diets: Reef Hunter, Reef Prowler, Reef Scraper and Spawn & Grow – Saltwater. Marine fish have different nutritional requirements than freshwater fish, and these diets have been produced to meet those needs. Reef Scraper is truly unique in that it matches the diet of reef aufwuchs scrapers perfectly. Moorish idols thrive on Reef Scraper! Try is with any of the tangs or surgeon fish. Spawn & Grow – Saltwater does for marine fish breeders what the freshwater version have proven to freshwater fish breeders: condition breeders fast and effectively, grow fry faster, healthier ans with fewer losses.
All of these foods are available here: Repashy Superfoods
I have changed how my list is posted in the Livestock section. Trying to keep up with the tables has become a pain. Now there is a link ot a downloadable PDF document price list. I will use the space on the livestock page to post pictures of fish in stock and describe some of the highlights.
Weather is finally starting to warm up, so I think we can start 2nd Day AM shipments next week. There are a lot of cool fish in the room right now…
Click here to download the In Stock List
I have a LOT of plants arriving tomorrow. The plant table at the bottom of the livestock list has been updated, and we have a good window of opportunity to ship on Tuesday – Thursday this week.
Where can you get cool plants like this Mayaca seweliniana? I get them from Singapore when I am able to put in an order. Unfortunately, I am only able to take advantage of it a few times a year. Now is one of those times, so I thought that we might try something different. I very, very, very rarely do pre-orders for anything. I prefer to get stock in, acclimate it and then offer it once I know it is good. Plants are different than fish though. They come in GREAT and are best when they can be sent out as fast as possible. So let’s see if doing pre-orders works out.
Please note that this list is all the aquatic plant species that the exporter MIGHT have, and that the fill rate is usually 70% or less. So please do not get mad at me if they do not send that really rare plant you desperately want. The stem plants are priced per stem, and will come to you as loose stems… no rubber band or lead weight. You should also assume that if the description says ‘bulb’ that it will not have a shoot coming out of it.
I need orders (use the contact button above) by Tuesday, January 22. The plants will arrive to me the following Monday. I will let you know what filled and give you a chance to add to it from other stock, then invoices will go out. I need to be able to ship on that Tuesday or Wednesday.
Here is a link to the plant list: SINGAPORE PLANT PRE-ORDER LIST
I am running a series of auction on AquaBid for the next couple weeks. I do not do this very often. When I am selling something on auction I remove the price from the in stock list and will not sell the fish until the auction in done. In place of the prices there are links to the auctions for that species. Here is a link to my auctions on AB: Ted’s Auctions
I have a ton of fish and plants here that my wholesale accounts are not going to be able to take advantage of before the Holidays, and I leave town on Sunday for a week. Plus, shipping is done until after the New Year… HELP!!!! I will host an open house on Friday (12:00PM – 9:00PM) and Saturday (10:00AM – 6:00PM) if anyone wants to come over, take a look at the fish room and take advantage of some steep open house discounts on livestock. I will also put my stock of Repashy Superfoods on sale for the open house (pick up here only). I will not be able to hold anything until after the holidays… the point is to try to move these fish and plants out before I am gone for a week. If you think that you will be able to make it, send me an email and I will make sure you have the address/directions to get here. On Saturday, the Madison Area Aquatic Hobbyists will also have a social get together in conjunction with the open house. If you want to join us, please plan to bring a dessert/cookies to share.
The sporadic (and on short notice) opportunity to get imported aquarium plants happened last week, and even though these plants are arriving the week before Christmas I went ahead and placed an order. Not a huge one, and then about 1/3 of what I ordered did not fill… but what is coming in is interesting stuff! Lots of uncommon stems. There is a full list on the Livestock page. Here are some of the highlights:
- Crypt. parva, albida & tonkinensis
- Bacopa myriophylloides (very cool!)
- Blyxa alternifolius (new to me… should be interesting)
- Myrio. scabratum, tuberculatum and matagrossense
- Val. rubra ‘Serpenta’ (love this plant… narrow leaf w/irregular bends and kinks)
- Limnophila hippuroides (red and green stem with a dramatic form)
- Nymphaea rubra bulbs (finally! bright red triangular leaf dwarf lily)
I brought in some fish last week. Everything is acclimated, doing well and will be ready to ship next week. I figure we have about another week of safe shipping before the Holiday crush sets in. Here are the highlights:
- Galaxy rasbora (Danio margaritatus, wild)
- Danio choprae (wild)
- Botia kubotai (wild)
- Clown loach 1.75″ and 2.5″ (wild)
- Corydoras loxozonas (wild)
- Corydoras metae (wild)
- Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (wild, Columbia)
- Apistogramma alacrina (wild, Columbia)
- Pea puffer (wild, India)
- Indian medaka rice fish (Oryzias melastigma)
- Sewellia lineolata (wild)
- Dawkinsia (Puntius) rohani (wild, India) VERY RARE
- Rose badis (Badis singenensis (sp. Buxar) (wild, India)
I am shipping fish again for the next few months. Unfortunately, I do not have a ton of fish to ship. One big change is that I now have a REAL job, and I can only pack and ship fish on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are the only days I can get to the post office on time (or have time in the morning to pack fish). That schedule may change at the end of October, but for now that is the best I can do. There is a new list of fish posted on the livestock page.
Monster Aquaria Network (Monster Fish Keepers, Aquaria-Central and Aquarium-Photography) is a network of hobby forums that have been supporting the aquarium hobby since 2005. The owner, Li Chih, has done more to support and promote aquarium keeping than most of us even think can be done.
As a reward for his effort, Monster Beverage Corp. has released its hounds (lawyers) on MAN with a cease and desist order requiring Li to abandon his sites’ name (Monster) and logo (a stylized capital ‘M’). This is not the first time that Monster Beverage Corp. has sued a small entity. The usual pattern is to keep suing and appealing rulings until the small company can no longer afford legal fees. Monster Beverage Corp. is behaving in a way that gives U.S.A. big business a bad name.
Please support MAN by signing a petition to show Monster Beverage Corp. that their actions will have a negative effect on their reputation, and hopefully convince them that we can affect their bottom line. Encourage everyone you know to sign the petition. Even if your friends are not aquarium hobbyists, they should be disgusted by Monster Beverage Corp.’s bully tactics: