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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.
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If you’ve ever considered breeding fish for fun or profit, you have probably considered selling to other hobbyists or fish stores. If you’re an experienced breeder, you may have wondered what goes into the value of your fish, and why it’s so much different than what you see on store shelves. In this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy get into some of the details of why fish cost what they do and some tips and tricks to get the most out of breeding fish.
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Bettas may be the most beloved group of fish on the planet. If you’re listening to this episode, chances are you’ve kept one if not many in your lifetime. While the domestic strains of Betta splendens are undoubtedly an aquarium staple, the wild species can be just as rewarding to keep, and in some ways less problematic. In this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss bettas of all shapes and sizes, and how to keep them happy and healthy. 

Questions, comments, or corrections? e-mail [email protected] or stop by our Facebook page for more discussion.
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Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss the broad subject of filtration. They explain the three types of filtration and why you need them, the nitrogen cycle, what a filter does, and (perhaps more importantly) what a filter does not do. Getting the right filtration for your tank can make maintenance easier. In this episode, they share their favorite types of filters and how they use them to keep their aquariums healthier. 

What’s your favorite filter? e-mail [email protected] or join us on Facebook for more discussion
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In this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy have a conversation on a hotly debated subject in the aquarium hobby. Should we be buying wild caught, captive bred, tank raised, or larval reared fish? What is the difference, and what is the best for our hobby as well as for our planet? While it may seem obvious that a fish in a tank is one less in the wild, the issue is as complex as any other in conservation. 

We want to hear what you have to say on this subject! e-mail your feedback to [email protected] or check us out on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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In this episode: Ben gets the opportunity to geek out on one of his favorite groups of fish. Killifish are some of the most diverse and adaptable organisms on the planet, found in nearly every type of freshwater ecosystem and on nearly every continent. If you’ve never considered keeping killifish before, give this episode a try. There’s a killi for every method of aquarium keeping, you just need to find the right one.

Have something to say about this episode or general podcast feedback? Send an e-mail to [email protected]quariumgallery.com

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It’s easier than ever to find information, but how do we know who to trust? In the misinformation age, it can be difficult to differentiate fact from opinion. Whether a source is in person, online, or even printed there are some telltale signs that something may not be correct. During this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss their tips and tricks for assessing information and its credibility.
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In this episode: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss the most majestic and one of the most misunderstood groups of saltwater fish. Angelfish come in all sizes and if you’re into reef keeping, chances are there’s a species of angel that will work in your tank
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In this week’s episode of the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast: Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss one of the more controversial subjects in the aquarium hobby. Genetically modified fish can be hybrids, transgenic, or selectively bred. Let us know how you feel on the subject!

Check out Water Colors Aquarium Gallery on YouTube, and as always, #keepthosehandswet
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This episode is a good one for anyone considering a saltwater setup. Ben, Charles, and Amy discuss the subject of the saltwater cleanup crew. A clean up crew is the team of invertebrates and fish that can make aquarium maintenance that much easier, but they aren’t all always needed. They share their favorite helpers and those who’ve been less than helpful, as well as some tips to prevent needing them in the first place.
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