#FISHFAM COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

New Year 2020!

February Issue Vol. 1

 

Seeing our Fish More Clearly and Understanding the Basics & Complexities of the Hobby. 

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Hi, My name is Susan, and I am so glad that you have been reading this newsletter. Our Community has been busy writing, researching, and sharing the information with you. Many of the authors are from right here within the #FishFam Community.

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Should Medications Be Your First Line of Defense?

I am aware that many fish-keepers use medications as a preventative measure; however, most medications are not intended for such use.

Attending a Tropical Fish Auction

Best thing when buying or bidding on fish is to get there during the
previewing time.

Fish Acclimation Guide

Because my water pH runs low I have had to make some drastic decisions to save the fish. Most shipments take 4-8 hours to acclimate to my lower pH level. Dropping pH for 7.8 to 6.6 is not an easy or quick process. Once when fish arrived in pH over 8.0 with 1.5 PPM

Betta Sororities

submitted by Lefty3213a Jan.11,2022 "I want to look at a tank set up that I loved doing myself and one that became extremely popular in the hobby over the last 18months to 2 years at least that’s what I’ve seen that’s when they grew in popularity. That tank set up is...

Give the Oceans a Hand by Shopping Secondhand

Give the Oceans a Hand by Shopping Secondhand submitted by Sophie Letts Everything humans do affects the world’s oceans. Sometimes our actions have an indirect impact, such as the case with chemical runoff from landfills. Other times, our irresponsibility causes...

Aquatics Plants

Originally Posted by Yorkie 10-19-2020 ref. Diana Walstad In her book, Ecology of the Planted Aquarium (Chapter 7), Diana Walstad talks about the use of aquarium plants to take up ammonium from the water. Section 4 within this chapter is entitled "Plants and...

Magical Koi Creek

submitted by Holly Gibbs November 2020 Magical Koi CreeK As I load my truck with nets & buckets battery air packs in anticipation for today’s collecting (treasure hunt). Going to my favorite place a magical creek full of koi & goldfish. The creek periodically dries up...

The Start of Guppies

The scientific name of Guppies has undergone a number of revisions in the past 100+ years,

Outdoor Tubs by a Newbie

Submitted by Aquatic Ma July 2020 I've been in the fish hobby since I was 11 yrs old. I don't remember not having a fish tank in my childhood well up until now. I recently got into what we call "summer tubing". I purchased 4 different types of stock tanks from Tractor...

When the Time Comes…

Submitted by Susan Core May 2020 WHEN THE TIME COMES... to close the fish room. The Struggles in closing a Fish room Sometimes there comes a time in our life that we have to weigh our priorities and make difficult decisions. Susan shares some of her sorrows and...

You Tuber Featured Bio

Ken Edwards is a hobbyist and fish enthusiast. He started keeping fish at the age of ten and developed a passion for African Cichlids while serving in the United States Marine Corp. Ken has actively kept African Cichlids for 30+ years. He is currently sharing his passion of the fish-keeping hobby with others through his participation in the Greater Portland Aquarium Society. He has a growing community of followers to his and his wife’s YouTube channel, Daniken Aquatics, that he also uses to share his love of fish.

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We encourage the hobbyist from beginner to expert to continue helping in the hobby to educate society and the hobbyist along with the Freshwater & Saltwater Projects from which we get our fish and live rock and corals and frags from.

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From Dustin:

I have a BUNCH of Aquarium Plants that I would like to share!

The bulk, I believe, is Hornwort, which is THRIVING in 3 of my tanks, since I stabilized my last round of pH/Ammonia cycle problems.

The other is a type of Water Lettuce — The 4 “parent” plants were roughly 2″ balls that sat on top of the water, with the roots hanging down. I thought they had all died out, but now my surface is covered by plenty new/baby plants. I also see a little bit of duckweed in there.

I should mention: I have little freshwater snails (they came with the plants from the pond outside where I collected the original plants). They are not a nuisance to me, but they seem very prolific, and I figure it is likely they could stow-away on the plants through the mail.

If you are interested in any of these plants from Dustin, be sure to Click the Button Below to Paypal and in the order description let him know what you are ordering. Thank you in advance. Send $5.00 for shipping.

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Looking for quality fish? Check out Steenfott Aquatics today! They ship Monday through Wednesday with the exception of holidays.  These dates are subject to change. Don’t see what you may be looking for? Contact him to see if he can get your specific species. Don’t forget his merchandise too! Shirts and mugs are available. 

Live animals are shipped USPS priority 1-3 day shipping.

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Live arrival guaranteed on all orders that arrive during their acceptance/delivery date. If live animal shipments are lost or delayed by the carrier, we are unable to offer any reimbursement.

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To educate and empower the hobbyists to continue raising fish especially endangered or red listed to keep them alive in our homes and stores. WE are here to inform the hobbyist of how they can get involved in C.A.R.E.S & C.I.T.E.S. and Project Piaba, and the Coral Conservation off the coast of Florida. Keep the Youth interested and involved in hands-on activities in clubs, and societies, and conventions world wide.