Sedgwick County Zoo – Wichita, KS – 2013

On our way out to Denver for the American Cichlid Association 2013 convention, we (or I) decided to stop at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS. It was well worth the stop. We got there quite early to beat the heat as well as to leave sufficient travel time to our next stop that evening. The zoo was very well done, and as well as being very well laid out. There was quite a bit of tree cover, so[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | August 3, 2013 @ 11:24 am | No comments

Tennessee Aquarium – Chattanooga

Over Spring break we traveled to Washington DC area, but took a side trip to Chattanooga to visit the Tennessee Aquarium. It was well worth the detour. The aquarium is housed in 2 adjacent buildings each about 3-4 stories high – one named Ocean and the other River. You enter at ground level and then are taken to the top floor from where you start to wind your way down to ground level. The displays are well done, and there[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | March 31, 2013 @ 8:41 pm | No comments

Preparing for a Tropical Fish Swap Meet

I’ve been involved in several tropical fish swap meets over the years.  Since I’ve never been physically close to the location of these swap meets, I’ve always had to get up very early in the morning to catch and bag the fish I was taking, and stay up late once I got home, putting away the fish that either didn’t sell or I had purchased.  Since I’m just naturally lazy and value efficiency, I spent a lot of time thinking[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | December 15, 2012 @ 4:20 pm | No comments

Local Collecting Trip to War Eagle Mill

This past week, several members of NWAAS went on a collecting trip to War Eagle Mill, which is a local site on one of the streams running into Beaver Lake (AR). We had two main objectives on this trip. First was to get material for a program presentation at the NWAAS May meeting. We also wanted to show that local sites were a very viable option for a native collecting trip. You’ll have to come to the meeting for a[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | April 22, 2012 @ 9:58 pm | No comments

Protomelas taeniolatus – Super Red Empress

I traded with another hobbyist in KC this weekend for 4 Super Red Empress. Supposed to be 1 male and 3 females, but after I got them home, it looks to me like at least one of the supposed females is a male. I’ve had them before, and they are a truly beautiful fish. My only problem was that it took more than 9 months for the males to start coloring up, and then it was only one at a[…] Read the full article&#8594

By Denny | February 27, 2012 @ 4:39 pm | No comments