Why Can’t You Just Toss That Turtle or Koi?
April 9, 2023
Why can’t you just toss a pet turtle out into cold water or bring them into warm water during the off-season? Like, if you have turtles that are used to it in the house it’s 69 to 79° and you want to put them out in the spring and it’s 48°, why would that hurt […]
Silkworms as Food For Koi
April 5, 2023
Freeze Dried Silkworms are great for Koi. I tried letting ChatGPT write one for me, and there was a lot wrong with it – which I fixed. Koi fish are a popular species of ornamental fish that are kept in ponds and aquariums. They are known for their vibrant colors and peaceful nature, making them […]
Rescuing American Bullfrogs from the Asian Market With Translator
April 3, 2023
We went to the Asian Market and they had like, a ZOO of critters and two of them tend to make good pets. American Bullfrogs are pretty amazing. So we saved a couple of them. We would have saved them all, except there were literally a thousand of them and they were $6.99 a pound! […]
Comprehensive Care & Feeding: North American Wood Turtle Care: Glyptemys insculpta
April 1, 2023
North American Wood Turtle Care: Glyptemys insculpta I put together an article with some illustrations about Glyptemys insculpta. Mainly for the websites, but also because I might be getting some for a breeding colony. I'd like to repatriate these in areas. They're super-smart turtles, and I've seen them 'solve problems' like whether to go over […]
Carp Edema Virus, upload, Koi Sleepy Disease
March 25, 2023
For those of you looking for a little bit more information about Koi sleepy disease, Koi sleepy disease virus, or Carp Edema Virus disease, I did a review of the literature and put together just a few of the more important documents that can be looked at, for free. Their authors are fully annotated in […]
Carp Edema Virus Disease or Koi Sleepy Disease article.
March 24, 2023
Back in the 90s and early 2000s we used to see occasional ponds of fish that would be trying to fall asleep. Some of the fish would roll on their sides and they wouldn’t come up until you disturb them. Then they would “shake it off” and act like nothing was wrong. This practically only […]
Why not use formalin in cold water?
March 12, 2023
Coldwater formalin There’s no decent reason. 100 years ago some asshole wrote that formalin will settle to the bottom in ice cold water. Which is actually true, it will stratify if you leave it in a vial under test circumstances. But the concept is that it would create hot spots on the bottom of the […]
Consultation on South American fish
March 11, 2023
Checkboxes Freshwater Fish Size of system in gallons 180 Water Changes 1x week 25-30% water is clean, no gravel Stocking Density in Inches of Fish 5 denticulata piranha @ 7″ and 4 tiger silver dollars @ 4″ Type(s) of filtration 2 aquaclear 110, one fluval wavemaker Did you get any new fish? Did you quarantine […]
Top Ten Things Anybody With Koi Should Know About
December 27, 2019
The Top Ten Things You Need To Know and Master For Success With a Koi Pond The Super Basics of Koi Figures out all the following: Inventories quality, informational resources for a deeper understanding But the most successful garden-variety hobbyist: Feeds decent food, redundantly supplies their pond electrical, supports lively water movement and intercepts temperature […]
Use A Human Pharmacy Instead If You Have To.
April 20, 2019
Did You Know that the "Pharmacy" operating within Chewy, Petsmart, PetcareRx and Petmeds is the same company? To be honest, I felt like Chewy (especially) really sank to the next level when they hopped into bed with that clan. The most annoying thing about these p.o.s. "pet" pharmacies. When you see their advertisement on TV […]