If you keep shell dwellers, you probably have a large number of shells in your tank(s), especially if the tank(s) contains multiple dwellers. That’s a good thing and a bad thing.
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 knew very little 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.