Creating Longfin Super Red Bristlenose

In 2009 we acquired an ornamental Ancistrus labeled as Super Red Bristlenose. Throughout 2009 and 2010 we raised many standard fin Super Reds in substantial numbers. We also continued to keep Brown, Albino, and Blue-Eye, in Longfin and Standard (wild-type). I remember...

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Swordtail Project Evolution

I've enjoyed working with more types of fish than just angelfish since I was a small child. I've always had fancy livebearers of some type, usually guppies, but often other ornamental types.  There was a period about 25 years ago that I had some amazing swordtails....

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Using Wild Fish to Improve a Line

I would like to describe a few of the many breeding projects that we are currently working on. A little history will be necessary due to the fact that making changes to the genotype and phenotype of animals obviously takes time. My focus is, and always has been,...

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Koi Mutation?

Several months ago, Dave Hlasnick had this Koi show up in one of his spawns.  I was more intrigued with it than he was.  I had a Halfblack Koi project into the F2 generation, and he was more interested in continuing it than I was, so we swapped.  I came out on top of...

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The many uses for foam

There are some items that are used frequently in the average fishroom. We use lots of different nets for several things, various sieves for sorting food sizes, different tools for removing algae,  siphons of all types and lots of other useful tools to get our daily...

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Why quarantining new fish is so important

Many aquarists know that new fish should be quarantined, but most don't really know what a truly effective quarantine consists of.  The video will go over what we consider the important reasons why you should quarantine and how to do a quarantine that really protects...

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