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

Spawning Activity

Last week I had pulled 3 female Peacocks who were holding eggs into fry tanks. They all spit young, and with the Coptodon bythobates fry, that meant I set up 4 tanks for fry. This weekend, I set up 5 more tanks of Peacocks who are holding. Since pulling the buthobates fry, I’m hoping the parents will spawn again soon. It should be a busy spring with everything going on. The successful Peacock spawns included Electric Blue Ahli and Albino[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | January 19, 2015 @ 9:25 am | 1 comment

Coptodon bythobates (Tilapia bythobates)

I’m happy to report that I’ve had a successful (free-swimming fry) spawn from my Coptodon bythobates (Tilapia bythobates). I picked up a group of four juveniles this past fall, and they’ve been growing up in my tanks ever since. It appears that I’m going to have 2 pairs when all is said and done. I had been keeping them in a 30 long aquarium, but it seemed as though they might be getting a little aggressive (especially the proven pair),[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | January 8, 2015 @ 10:48 am | No comments