Fish order today

We’ve found a second fish supplier, and there’s an order arriving today. No, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke.

We have salt water fish on the order. We’re expecting domino, yellowtail blue and green lyretail damsels. You might know those last as green chromis. We also have a volitans lion coming, and several kinds of shrimp.

We haven’t had mudskippers for quite a while, but we’re getting them today. These odd little guys spend a lot of time out of the water, and are brackish-water creatures rather than marine ones. Pop by and have a look at them.

In freshwater, we have show guppies, catfish of several kinds, including the farlowella , and assorted African cichlids. We’re also expecting hermit crabs and spiny mice! I have to wait for David to get pictures to me before I post them, but they’re coming this weekend.

It’s also coming up to pond season, so we’re bringing in more goldfish, including Chinese black moors, calico telescope eyes, and the bubble-eyed goldfish.

A couple of years ago David told me that a woman had asked him, “Are those bubbles under the fish’s eyes their lungs? If you poked them with a pin and burst them, would the fish drown?”

No, and no. But they look pretty cool in your pond.

Fish day tomorrow!

There’s have been some changes in the fish delivery. The fish now arrive on alternate Thursdays instead of alternate Wednesdays. This change is reflected in the page on deliveries.

What’s coming in tomorrow? Well, that still remains to be seen, but I can tell you what we’ve ordered.

We’re expecting three kinds of gourami – chocolate, golden honey and red honey.

We’ve ordered our usual neon tetras, and also neon gold barbs, as well as male and female bettas.

Look for long-nosed loaches, microrasboras, otocinclus and assorted platys, as well as some Metynnis silver dollars. We’re also expecting Thailand glass catfish.

And of course we’ve ordered the crickets and other feeders, including ghost shrimp.

Please remember that the order usually doesn’t arrive until around three in the afternoon.

Fish delivery day!

Today – August 25th – is fish delivery day. We’re expecting, in the freshwater order, bettas, clown plecos, pim pictus catfish and silver hujeta gars in addition to our feeder fish.

In the salt water order, we’re expecting a Xanthurus angel, a couple of dragon gobies, two different triggers (Niger and rectangular), a peacock lion, a sand skate and a masked rabbitfish. The invertebrates ordered include anemones, five different shrimp (blood, camel, cleaner, sexy and golden  coral-banded), featherdusters, two jellyfish and an Ultra Crocea Clam.

The feeder order includes crickets, mealworms, hornworms and silkworms. We still don’t know how the cricket situation is; the last we heard it seemed that the disease was still killing crickets over about 1/2″ in size. The last order we got no crickets at all – we’re hoping to get at least the smalls and mediums on this one, but we won’t know until later today. Check back for an update after 4 p.m.

Fries with that?

Just kidding – tomorrow is fish day, and David has both fresh- and salt-water fish arriving. Here’s what’s on order:

In freshwater, flower horn cichlids. We don’t get these very often. We’ve also ordered fancy guppies, figure-8 puffers and green-spotted puffers, glass catfish and clown knifefish in addition to tetras, barbs and mollies.

In saltwater, it’s invertebrate day. We’re expecting five different kinds of anemone, and four corals in addition to assorted mushrooms and feather-duster worms. We’re also expecting a sea apple. If you haven’t seen one of these brilliantly-coloured invertebrates, pop around and take a look.

On the fish side, two different triggers, a tang, a rabbit fish and a white ghost eel are on order.

Remember that if you buy fish in the bag, before they go into our tanks, then we give you 10% off because you saved us the trouble of catching them. You also save stress on the fish, particularly marine invertebrates, because they don’t have to be dripped twice in one day.

Crickets, mealworms, feeder fish and frozen rodents are also on this order, and we have ordered two dozen silkworms and hornworms. These go quickly when they come in.

Here comes Peter Cottontail…..

We have BUNNIES! Four adorable little lop-eared bunnies, just weaned, came into the store yesterday. There’s a black one, a tortie (brown with grey points) and two blue.

Renovations on the fish room are coming along. Right now all the tanks are lined up on two sets of racks down the middle of the store, but when the fish room is done, ’twill be a thing of beauty!

Speaking of fish, look at our “Schedules” page for information on the next fish order. It shows the next three delivery dates, and when the order is in for the current one, we’ll show what we’ve ordered.