Raising Microworms

Denny Rogers – October 2017 I’ve been raising various live foods suitable for feeding to fish fry continuously for over 25 years.  During that time I’ve gone through a learning curve for each of the various foods.  I’ve tried many variations for raising each species, and over time I have discovered methods that have consistently work best for me. I’m going to discuss what I’ve learned about raising microworms which are probably one of the easiest live foods for beginners[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | February 12, 2019 @ 11:26 am | No comments

Everyone Likes Turtles

By Denny Rogers – 2018 Misc. Turtle Facts Fossil records show that turtles have been around for at least 250 million years.  Turtles found today will generally fall into 3 categories:  sea turtles, box turtles or tortoises, and freshwater aquatic or semi-aquatic turtles. Red eared slider turtles are scientifically identified as Trachemys scripta elegans, and are part of a group of similar sub-species generally called pond sliders which include yellow- bellied, red-eared, and Cumberland turtles.  They are found naturally from[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | February 10, 2019 @ 4:33 pm | No comments

American Livebearer Association Convention 2017

Gail and I (along with several other members of NWAAS) were able to attend the 2017 American Livebearer Association Conventionin St. louis this past weekend. Because of the large amount of rain fall and flooding last week, it was a little bit of a challenge to get there, but well worth the effort. There were several opportunities, both scheduled and unofficial, to obtain fish, and we all took advantage of that fact. Our NWAAS president said he had purchased 21[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | May 9, 2017 @ 8:32 am | No comments

Collecting Trip to War Eagle Dam 9/10/16

The NW Arkansas Aquarium Club went on a native fish collecting trip at the War Eagle dam and mill yesterday (Saturday, Sept. 10th). We had been worried that recent rains would have caused an elevated water level and cloudy water. When we arrived, we found normal water levels and clear water. We were glad to welcome Flip Putthopf from the Democrat Gazette who mentioned that he had traveled to several local streams on Friday, and some were flooding, and others[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | September 11, 2016 @ 5:12 pm | No comments

Adventures With Red Eared Slider Turtles

About 6 years ago I had the opportunity to acquire 2 male Albino RES turtles. I wasn’t able to find any females, so I got 2 regular females in an attempt to create my own strain of albino. I also knew this was going to be a really long and slow process. About 2-3 years ago I did find a female albino who was not quite a year old. Finally last summer (2015) I did have several batches of eggs[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | September 2, 2016 @ 7:14 pm | No comments