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

Visit to the Louisville Zoo

As a continuation of our trip to the 2014 Louisville ACA, we also stopped at the Louisville Zoo. My GPS was giving me fits, and kept trying to make me enter via a service entrance, but we did finally figure it out. I’ve got mixed opinions on the Louisville Zoo. It was very difficult for us to find our way around to the various exhibits even with the map. Many of the paths were not marked well, we We ended[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | August 9, 2014 @ 1:28 pm | No comments

Nashville, TN Zoo – July 10, 2014

Whenever we travel, I try to incorporate visits to local zoo’s into our itinerary. While traveling to Louisville, KY for the 2014 ACA convention, Gail decided we needed to tour Andrew Jackson’s home which was in Nashville. I visit zoos and she visits presidential homes and libraries. The Nashville Zoo is a relatively new zoo, or at least one that is just beginning to do some serious expanding. While it was marked pretty well, the layout did take a little[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | July 26, 2014 @ 1:10 pm | No comments

2014 Amer. Livebearer Assoc. – St. Louis, MO – May 16-18

I had never been to the American Livebearer Association annual convention, but decided that since it was going to be in St. Louis this year, it would be a perfect time to get my feet wet. It was a smaller convention than the Amer. Cichlid Assoc., but there were a lot of nice people involved as well as many interesting speakers. As these conventions usually do, they also had a vendor room, an auction, and members selling fish out of[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | July 19, 2014 @ 1:32 pm | No comments