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Cooper
Oct 29, 2021
In Fish Mongers
I just got a 20 High for $24 plus 10% off using DTSAVE10 at Petco. Almost the dollar per gallon sale of old times. (don't tell the kids, one of them is getting it for Christmas)
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Cooper
Oct 15, 2021
In News & Events
Hello Fishy Friends: It is time for our annual meeting! Elections are November 6th for our club and November 2nd for VA. According to Article V Section 2, of our bylaws, our November meeting will be our annual meeting. We will have an election for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Corporate Agent and 2 directors to the board. I am the election chair and will accept nominations. A person can self-nominate or be nominated by another. You may nominate yourself / someone else by replying to this forum, messaging me directly or by speaking up during the annual meeting. The current positions up for election and current officers are: President: Patchin Curtis Vice President: Raychel Upright Treasurer: Michael Barber Recording Secretary: Susan Peterson Corresponding Secretary: Jacob Waters Corporate Agent: David Snell Board Member: Bob Bock Board Member: Don Kinyon I will be contacting the current officers and directors to see if they would like to run again or seek a different position. Regards, Cooper
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Cooper
Apr 16, 2021
In Fish Mongers
Is there any interest in guppies? I can bag up 8-10 for $10.
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Cooper
Sep 24, 2020
In Fish Mongers
I have a bunch, probably about 50, White Clouds that are about 1/2 an inch long and about a dozen adult/large sub-adult size. I will not be able to make it to the fish-trunk-or-treat so I cannot drop off there. who wants some White Clouds and is willing to do a porch pick up in Fairfax? I can put a bag of fish in a cooler if someone wants to come by on the way to/from fish-trunk-or-treat. I need tank space to work with my Rice Fish. Disclaimer... They are neither white nor cloud-shaped. They are pretty cool active and easy to breed egg scatterers.
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Cooper
Sep 10, 2020
In Breeder's Award Program
Japanese Medaka Ricefish (Oryzias latipes) breeding project (part 2). I have fry. As in part 1, I will keep the Rice Fish in a tank for 7 days. They were moved into this tank on Aug 28th and were moved to another tank on September 4th. None of the fish had eggs when I moved them so I assume these fry were laid on Aug 29th. Today is September 9th, so I estimate 11 days from egg to free swimming. I did not see the yolk phase so that is somewhere in the 11 days. The Rice Fish have been bred to be “baby Koi” and swim near the surface from day 1. Today I have counted 8 fry at the surface and none in the water column. There are 4 fry in the photo. To be continued…
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Cooper
Aug 21, 2020
In Breeder's Award Program
Background – Ricefish are native to East Asia and have been found in marshes, rice paddies and slow-moving water. They hold the title of being the first vertebrate to have bred in space. They reproduce by the male placing a packet of sperm inside the female. The female then fertilizes the eggs and places them throughout the environment carrying them and placing them each in its own special location. My experience so far: The fish survived 4 days of shipping in breather bags and emerged happy, healthy and very hungry. They are eating Deli Flakes and Purina fish food (both group buys) and freeze-dried blood worms and mosquito larva. They have been placed in a 10 gallon quarantine tank with an established sponge filter, gravel bottom, several small planted amazon swords, several floating amazon swords with very long roots and leaf litter from dried boiled Magnolia leaves. 8 days after arriving (still in quarantine) the first eggs have been seen: To give the fry the best chance, I will be moving all fish out of this tank in 7 days. All my research indicates that the Ricefish are very good at catching fry. To be continued...
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Cooper
Aug 14, 2020
In Fish Mongers
I have a bunch of small Amazon Sword plants for sale. The parent plant is about a foot tall and has a diameter of about 10 inches. The small plants are about 5-7 inches tall. Porch pick up in Fairfax. $5 each. Plants Parent (not for sale)
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Cooper
Jun 04, 2020
In Breeder's Award Program
I managed to get my white clouds to spawn in a leaf litter trough that I was using for skud production. I put them in a few weeks ago and started seeing fry a week later. It is nearly impossible to see more than 2 or 3 fry at a time in the leaf litter so I have been moving them to a 10-gallon nursery tank. It looks like I have about 3 dozen fry of different sizes and ages. I started with one male and one female, in the trough. A week later I added a second female as she was starting to plump up a bit also. Shameless plug... The white clouds were my last in-person purchase before COVID 19 from Nova Tropicals.
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