I was visiting my folks this week and stopped by a nearby fish store called Blue Fish Aquarium
. Just want to say what a lovely store that is. Blue Fish Aq's stock had lotsa healthy nano-fish, apistos, cichlids, plants and mosses, their tanks were all scaped to some degree, and best of all (at least to me) were the Orange Otos! Nannoptopoma sp. "Peru" XDDD I actually went back later in the day and bought the 4 remaining. I lucked out in that the guy helping me was the co-owner, can tell he really loves the hobby. During that lull in conversation where he's catching the fish he asks me outta the blue "so how many tanks do you have?" LOL!!! He says that the kind of customer he gets are mostly geeks like us so it's predictable. And then I find out he has 36 tanks and his own fish room T___T and is founder of their local fish society for 16 years. I can see Albert being that guy in 16 years, with his own giant drool-worthy fish store lol. (*makes a wish)
They even had a vivarium/terrarium section (Oh, and a giant saltwater section...). And that reminds me, someone here was looking for a shoplight fixture that supported multiple cfl bulbs, was it? Anyway, a terrarium hood
is an option.
Anyway, to get the fish home is a 12 hr drive through storm Euclid. The fish guy (Jeff) packs them neatly in separate baggies, added hornwort because I was worrying, does the O2 thing and tucks them into a styrofoam container. <3 He even offered a heatpack but was out of them at the moment.
It's so nice to chaffeur your own fishies home rather than put them through post.... and the fishies are home. And acclimated. Munching away. Aren't they sweet?
Actually that's all I have to share. My phone freezes everytime I try to upload the pics I took in the store. Boo! But I will be back, haha.
If you celebrate, I hope you had a Merry and Happy one! Happy New Years all!