Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tonina Fluviatilis

I love the green color on this beautiful stem plant from South America. Tonina Fluviatilis blossoms like a little star, that can be positioned in mid tank or background depending on the size of your planted aquarium. This little star demands CO2 injection, adequate lighting and cool water. With ADA's Amazonia II Aquasoil substrate system, they will be a rewarding visual treat for any enthusiast. Recommended for expert class.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hemirhamphodon Kuekenthali

These 3 spot forest Halfbeaks known as Hemirhamphodon Kuekenthali (Steindachner 1901) are live bearers that range from slightly brackish waters to freshwater hill streams of Sarawak. Surface fishes, they adapt readily to micropellet food but enjoys small live insects. They are able to adapt to wide range of water conditions but proper acclimatizing is nevertheless required (pH range from 5.5 to 7.5, soft to medium kH, temperature 25C). Our stock originates from mountainous streams, obtained through a program for eradication of poverty by empowering the villagers over the area though social enterprise development.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This week's incoming

We are expecting a shipment of plants and fishes incoming this week. Drop by and check out our new stock.

Tonina Fluviatilis
Microsorium Pteropus Narrow Leaf
Microsorium Pteropus Windelov
Lileopsis Brasiliensis
Eloecharis Parvulus
Blyxa Japonica
Glossostigma Elantoides
Echinodorus Quadricostatus
Bobitis Heudelotii

Crossocheilus Siamensis - Standard Algae Eater in our books. :)
Paracheirodon Innesi Var Diamond
Taiwanese Bumblebee Shrimp
Indian Red Nose Shrimp
Sumatran Sunset Shrimp - stunning orange
Crystal Red Bee Shrimp - High Grade
Botia Macrantha - Very nice condition
Pangio Kuhli - Very nice condition
Parosphromenus Anjunganensis - Hard to get now
Parosphromenus Ornaticauda - Hard to get now
Paracheirodon Axelrodi - Very well conditioned
Boraras Brigitae - Chilli Red
Boraras Merah
Nemacheilus Saravncensis
Sundadanio Axelrodi - Blueish Green
Axelrodia Riesei - Very beautiful
Dario Dario - very cute and pretty
Megalomphodus Sweglesi - for the Amanoistic tanks. :)~
Neritina 'Zebra' - Zebra Algae Eating Snails
Bumble Bee Snail - great algae eater
Yamato Shrimp - Must have for Planted Tank
Indian Dwarf Puffer - natural snail buster

We have lots of other exotic fishes and plants. Please ask if you cant locate them.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Datnioides Quadrifasciatus

The Four Bar Tiger Fish (Datnioides Quadrifasciatus) from the upper region of Kapuas river is a another beautiful fish from Borneo. The large adult Tiger Fish makes a great companion to the Asian Arowana or other similar large predator fishes.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Brachygobius Doriae

The Brachygobius Doriae are very cute little gobies that recently caught my attention. Information about these fishes are sketchy and sparse although these fishes can be commonly found in the aquarium trade. These little colorful fishes that I observed loves shallow clear waters with sandy bed and have ability to 'adhere' to any surface againts water current. Unfortunately they are picky eaters and prefer to attack small live food like baby shrimps. They can also be territorial although small groups of them can be spotted lying together to ambush passing 'food'. Some of the BumbleBee Gobies are from brackish waters while others are from freshwater rivers.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Betta Midas - A Gold Colored Fighter

A couple months ago I came across a bunch of wild Bettas from one of my trips into Indonesia. They are from the Anabantoide Group but I could see there was two types of fishes collected from the same area. After due quarantine and the fishes settling down in their new home, their yellow golden colors began to peak distinctly. This fish was described by Tan Heok Hui (Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS, Singapore) in 2009.