You heard them talk about their dream saltwater fish in the last episode. Now Ben, Charles, and Amy are discussing their dream freshwater fish! Many of these are rare fish that they’ve never seen before, but some are fish that deserve a whole tank devoted to them.
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We just talked about our dream tanks. In the next couple of episodes we’ll be talking about our dream fish! This week it’s all about saltwater. A dream fish could be one you’ve always wanted to keep, or if you ask Charles sometimes it’s a fish you wish existed.
What’s your dream fish? Head over to the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Facebook page to join the discussion, or send a message to [email protected]
This week our team got the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Alisha Davidson, an expert in non indigenous species and their spread. The discussion covers how an organism winds up on watch lists, and where to find the lists. Most importantly, this episode focuses on the impact the aquarium hobby has on wild waterways and the simple ways we can all reduce our responsibility.
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Organizations mentioned in this episode GLANSIS: Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System Habitattitude IUCN: International Union for the Conservation of Nature Michigan Sea Grant NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Ben, Charles, and Amy get a little personal in this edition of the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast. This week, they’re discussing their dream tanks and what it would take to achieve them. Some of these are nearly 1000 gallon reef systems, some are as small as 20 gallons. A dream tank could be the setup you’re investing in right now, or something you know you’ll never do but really would like to.
What’s your dream aquarium? Comment on Facebook or send an e-mail to [email protected]
This week Ben, Charles, and Amy bring to the table their favorite fish that are easy to breed. Whether you can “Just Add Water” or let the fish take care of each other, this list covers some of the best fish to start your breeding career off with success. Of course they can’t keep it to just five…
Below is a list of the fish they selected for their lists, as well as a couple that were mentioned along with them. Beware of spoilers!
Kribensis Cichlid: Pelvicachromis pulcher Also mentioned Enigmatochromis lucanusi
This week: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss one of everyone’s favorite groups of fish. Sharks can be incredibly rewarding aquarium fish if chosen carefully. This episode covers what makes a shark acceptable for aquariums and the species recommended here at Water Colors.
The book referenced in this episode is Aquarium Sharks and Rays by Scott Michael
Lighting can be one of the most overwhelming aquarium purchases. It’s difficult to know exactly what lights are best for an aquarium just by looking at the box, and lights are often the most expensive boxes you buy for the tank. In this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss how light spectrums and intensity are measured. They also offer up some recommendations for lighting based off of what they’ve used and loved. While it’s pretty much impossible to cover the full subject of lighting in a single podcast, this episode should give you a good baseline on how to pick lights for your tank.
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Some of the products and brands discussed in this episode:
Twinstar EcoTech Radion AI Hydra AI Prime Current TrueLumen Strips Kessil
Ben, Charles, and Amy return to form in another top five list week. This time they discuss the aquarium plants that they believe don’t get the attention they deserve. Whether they’re classics that can be used differently, a perfect alternative for a more common plant, or relatively unknown, there’s a plant in this episode for nearly every aquascape.
If you’re a regular customer at Water Colors, you probably have a love hate relationship with our quarantine procedures. Each of our saltwater fish is quarantined for at least four weeks and treated for any possible parasite. Our staff is dedicated to selling only the most healthy fish possible. We strongly believe that this is the way that every aquarium shop should be operating. The decision to make this information public was a difficult one, but we consider it our responsibility to show the industry that it can be done successfully. In this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery saltwater quarantine system publicly and in detail for the first time. This episode covers our exact methods for quarantining large batches of saltwater fish and the long, arduous journey that led us to them.