I am over in England to attend and make a presentation at the British Cichlid Association Fall event (September 8, 2013), and I brought Matthew with me a few days early to do a bit of touring and visit a few hobbyists in the Liverpool area. This fish house belongs to Steven Chester, a gifted fish breeder and aquarist at a public aquarium. I have known Steven through apistogramma.com for some time, and getting the chance to meet him face to face and see his operation was really very special. He is in the process of remodeling his fish house, so the video should a bit of the old and the new. Enjoy…
It was pointed out to me that the pricing on my disc feeders was funky, so I did a review and decided to reduce the prices on the multi packs AND put them all on sale until March 16. 10% off the reduced prices. Here is a link to the ordering page for disc feeders: Disc Feeders
One of the advantages of feeding Repashy Superfoods is the ease of supplementing the food with extra ingredients. I have used Repashy Superfood to administer medications with great success (more on that coming up soon). Allen and I have talked for quite a while about producing a color enhancement food… all the other food companies have one! But we came to the conclusions that A) Repashy Superfoods already contain a healthy complement of color enhancing ingredients, and B) you are buying the food for its superior nutrition… not as a color enhancer.
Each of the Repashy Superfood formulas are designed for a specific purpose, and when you find the one your fish do best on, you are unlikely to switch to a more broad-based nutrition just to get the color enhancer. HOWEVER… enhancing a fish’s color naturally through the use of carotenoids and other natural ingredients is an attractive idea. We have a compromise for you…
Super Pig – Pigment Enhancement Formula. This gel food supplement can be added to any Repashy Superfood before mixing up the gel to give your fish a little color boost. And you do not need a lot of it! All of the Repashy Superfoods already have some of Super Pig’s effective ingredients in them. Supplementing 1/4 cup of dry food powder with one tablespoon of Super Pig is all that you need to kick the food into a powerful color enhancer. Give it a try!
I have a lot of 4″ and 6″ glazed spawning pebbles, so I added some package deals for 6pk and 12pk of each size. These caves are beautiful and functional. Look for a video soon of my fish using them! Click here to see them: PEBBLES
I am leaving for the ACA Convention and will not be home to fill orders for the rest of the week. I will be home on Monday, and assuming that I have Repashy Food in stock after the convention I will ship on Tuesday. If you are in the area of Indianapolis this weekend, stop by the convention and say hello!
I have added live plants to the livestock page. If the plant is described as being ‘pot grown’, in means that I have had the plant for a while and it is established in a terracotta flower pot with a soil substrate. I will ship the plant bare root.
The weather here in Wisconsin has warmed up enough to use USPS Priority Mail as a shipping option. However, I cannot guarantee live arrival when using Priority Mail because there is not arrival date guarantee. I will still guarantee live arrival for shipments using USPS Express Mail overnight, so long as the box arrives within 48 hours.
I am very happy to announce that Repashy Superfoods and OddBallFish.com have offered to sponsor my trips to clubs to give presentations. The product donations from these companies will help clubs recoup the expenses incurred in hosting me.
I have created a new page on the website that describes the sponsorships and has the information clubs need to know to have me come for a visit. That page is under the ‘Club Info‘ link in the top menu bar.
I leave for Gabon in less than 24 hours. I will not have access to the internet during my trip, so there will not be any updates to the blog until after I return on February 25. When I do get back I will fast track the next few installments of the Ted’s Fishroom series, and start a set of video blog posts about the trip to Gabon. See you in a few weeks!
I have added a section for galleries to the main menu. I have had several requests to rebuild the extensive galleries that I had on the site before the redesign. I will get it done a little bit at a time. The first gallery is a part of my extensive collection of images of the genus Pelvicachromis.