Mar 20

Free Aquarium Filtration Seminar

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Chico's Natural Pet Market in Falls Church, VA will be holding a free seminar on aquarium filtration Sunday March 24 5:30 - 7:30. Seminar will be presented by long time PVAS member John Mangan. Refreshments, raffle prizes, everyone attending will receive a certificate for 20% off their next purchase of fish or aquarium related items. See our website chicosnaturalpetmarket.com or checkout our facebook page chico's tropical aquarium for more information. Call 703 750-6675 to reserve your spot.

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  • Pleased (and a bit surprised) to find baby Kribensis after school today! We knew the parents had been unsuccessful with an earlier batch, but did not realize they were guarding another clutch of eggs. Hopefully these will do well, and we will grow out and submit for BAP. Here's a very short video:
  • My angels often spawn, but the fry usually disappear after a few days, since the fish are in a community tank. This week, I had two spawns in the same tank, and used a turkey baster to siphon some of the fry out and put them in a German breeding ring in the same tank. One of the parent pairs sees the babies in the ring, and hovers protectively around the ring, interestingly.

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