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

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