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Love the Locals

It was almost impossible, 30 years ago, to find fish in your tropical fish store that weren’t imported from far off places of the globe. Most of the fish displayed were swimming in their native waters just weeks or even days ago.  Some examples include Discus...

Livebearing Fish

For a lot of fish keepers, the ultimate goal is to breed their favorite fish and raise the baby fish successfully.  With many type of fish this can be very difficult.  On the other hand, there are some fish that reproduce with little effort.  This can be achieved by...

Motoro and Leopoldi Stingrays

We love the big boys!  We felt it was appropriate to celebrate big aquarium fish during football season!  Big fish = big aquariums!  Some of these big fish also have big personalities.  A few of our favorite big freshwater fish are the Motoro and Leopoldi Stingrays....

Aquarium Water Maintenance

Water changes are one of the most important aspects of aquarium maintenance and are key to maintaining a healthy environment for your fish friends.  Frequent partial water changes are recommended, and you should never change all of the water out of your fish bowl or...

Fire Belly Newt

  One of my favorite aquatic animals when I was growing up was the Fire Belly Newt.  I begged my mom for one every time we would walk in to our local pet store.  Even today I think they are cool, and best of all they are great animals for a peaceful community...

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