Females of some cichlid species can be very judicious about where to deposit eggs. Their preference typically revolves around multiple variables – other tank occupants, decorations, amount of available cover – just to name a few. If you have a breeding pair of cave spawning cichlids, the orientation of the cave(s) may also be one of those variables.
In that original post, I mentioned a company, DiscusGuy, that sells these fish online. I didn’t know anything about them when I wrote that post. However, prior to writing it, I reached out to the site hoping I could interview someone there.
It’s been two months since I posted an interview but don’t fret. I’ve got three of them in the works right now. I’m always reluctant to say much about interviews in advance because I’ve had too many fall through at the last minute. However, assuming all three of these materialize, here are some hints on topics covered:
- Madagascar species
- Mysis shrimp
- The fish food industry
I’m not going to say much about the interviewees, but I will say two are industry business owners and one is a well known, respected hobbyist.
How do you remove a sand substrate from a tank, which contains fish, without stirring things up? One of the simplest ways is to use a gravity siphon.
If you’re a regular reader of the blog or you’ve been here before, you probably know how to navigate the site. However, because the theme of my site isn’t consistent across platforms (which I’m addressing), what you see from a mobile device (e.g., phone) and tablet will differ from that of a desktop screen or laptop computer.
If you’re on a desktop or laptop, links to all the interviews, links to the most recent posts, and other content are in the right column of the site. However, if you’re accessing the site from a mobile device, that same content is at the very bottom. So you’ll have to scroll all the way down below the blog posts. It’s not ideal, but I want newcomers to be aware that there is organization and collation of content. You may just have to go down to the bottom of the page to see it.
Does your favorite cichlid seem to look different than it did yesterday or last week? Is the fish’s color brighter, duller, mottled?
Stop for just second and think about yourself as a fishkeeper. I’m going to assume if you’re reading this, that you keep fish, specifically cichlids. I want you to think about what that means. No, seriously, stop and think about your responsibility.
I took some time yesterday to go back through the blog and look at a few older posts. If you’ve searched and read any content from before November 2017, you may have noticed some strange formatting, numbers appearing where they shouldn’t, etc.
Have you ever had an external canister filter that leaked, specifically where the pump-head connects to the canister body? Most of the time, that’s a seal issue. And most of the time it’s because a seal has gone bad (i.e., the gasket has failed).