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New Fish and Shrimp

A big order arrived today, and there are several species that I have either never gotten before or have not seen in a long time:



Betta pugnax – I have not seen this cool, larger mouthbrooding species in a while.  Compared to other wild Betta sp, this is not very expensive.  Try this one if you want to get some experience with the larger mouth brooders.

Betta channoides – a lot like B. albimarginata, but brighter orange and a little smaller.

Akysis vespa – the Asian wasp catfish.  Don’t get stung!  I have not had this fish before.  It is very pretty and interesting.  According to Mike Hellweg, they will breed in an aquarium.

Trichogaster chuna – Honey gouramies!

Lot’s of shrimp:  orange rili, carbon rili, super red cherry (awesome), blue velvet, armadillo/leopard, crystal red

Large Pangio kuhli!

Trigonostigma heteromorpha and T. hengeli rasboras

Corydoras sterbai, paleatus & panda

Anomalochromis cf. thomasi….  small westie butterfly cichlid.  This is the spotted Guinea form that stays small

Fire eels, black ghost knives, celebes halfbeaks, Denison barbs, tricolor Showa swordtails, Danio tinwini, D. kyathit….


April 15, 2014 · 2:29 am

new stock list



Updates stock list is up for next week delivery.  New fish include


Betta albimarginata – young adults… very nice!

Betta unimaculata – HUGE!  Only three pairs, so snap them up quick.

Chocolate gouramies…. three species:  regular, cherry and Vaillant’s

Crossocheilus reticulatus… siamese-type algae eater that is reported to eat brush algae

Tuberschistura arakenensis… nano species, rosy loach

2nd-day shipping is now available for $35 or actual rice + $15% (whichever is lower).  Live arrival is not guaranteed on any shipping slower than overnight.  We are still pretty cold here in WI (expecting more snow tonight… uhg), but next week should be ok.

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April 3, 2014 · 3:43 am

New Fish Orders – FINALLY

Every time I think this Winter is over, the forecast calls for more snow.  2-4″ on April 1st?  Really?  If the weatherman is playing a joke, it’s a bad one.  We have warmed up enough that I can start ordering fish again though.  Last week I got a SPECTACULAR order of wild fish from a new source in Columbia.  Big cardinals, lot’s of great cory cats, checkerboard cichlids, royal farlowella, whiptail cats, parrot cichlids, baby wild oscars….  AND AND AND the real Apistogramma viejita!

More great stuff coming March 31.  Several boxes from Brazil that will have some Apisto. mendezi, A. elizibathae and Dicrossus maculatus.  And some Asian fish I have been nervous about missing out on this season.  Chocolate gouramies: regular chocolate, cherry chocolate & vallianti chocolate.  Betta albimarginata.  Betta unimaculata.  Crossocheilus reticulatus… a different siamese algae eater that is reputed to eat brush algae.

If we can get past these SNOW STORMS we might even be able to start shipping 2-day….

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Repashy Superfood Changes

Repashy Inc. has discontinued the 4oz bag sizes of all their foods, so everything I have in 4oz is the last of the product in that size.  The replacements will be a 3oz jar and a 6oz jar, so we are losing one size and getting two in return.  The 3oz is a great size for trying the product for the first time, and the 6oz jar is a better value than the 4oz bag was.  The 4oz bags will remain in the stock shop until they are sold out.  The 3oz and 6oz jars will be available as soon as I take my first shipment of them later this week.

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January 27, 2014 · 7:01 pm

Dwarf Cichlids in Stock!

I just got an order of fish in from Czech Republic. Nice fish!  I am setting up several breeding pairs, but I bought enough to sell too.  Check them out:  FISH LIST


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2014 Event Schedule

I am working on setting my calendar for 2014.  The confirmed events are in the calendar at the top of the left side bar.  Please support your local aquarium societies!

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January 7, 2014 · 2:54 am

Very cool new cory in stock….

Every now and then I am able to get a hold of something special.  I have gotten two shipments of Corydoras sp. ‘Super Bicolor / Giant Panda’ … aka CW051.  I am definitely pulling a spawning group of these beauties.  I will try to get a video up this weekend.  The fish are listed on the FISH LIST .




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Steven Chester’s Fish House

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 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…


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Disc Feeder Price Reduction and Sale

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



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New Product: SuperPig – color supplement

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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!


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