This Week’s Arrivals

Hemmigrammus bleheri rummy nose tetra WC 1″ $4 each 8+ $3.75 each 15+ $3.50 each
Paracheirodon axelrodi cardinal tetra WC 3/4″ $3 each 8+ $2.75 each 15+ $2.50 each
Trochilocarax ornatus ornate glass tetra WC 1/2″ $12 each 6+ $10 each
Thoracocharax securis giant silver hatchet fish WC 1 1/2″ $6 each 8+ $5 each
Carnegiella strigata marble hatchet fish WC 1″ $5 each 8+ $4 each
Nannostomus marginatus Brazil dwarf pencil fish WC 3/4″+ $4 each 8+ $3.50 each
Nannostomus mortenthaleri coral red pencil fish WC 3/4″+ $17 each 6+ $16 each
Nannostomus trifasciatus 3 striped pencil fish WC 1″+ $4 each 8+ $3.50 each
Brittanichthys sp. Candle Light WC 3/4″ $12 each 6+ $10 each
Protocherirodon pi Crystal Tetra WC 1″+ $15 each 6+ $12 each
Laetacara sp. Guajara Mirim WC 2″ average $18 each 6+ $16 each
Pterophyllum leopoldi long nose angelfish WC 2″+ body $30 each 6+ $25 each
Ancistrus ranunculus L034 Medusa Bristlenose pleco WC 2 1/2″ $50 each 6+ $40 each
Ancistrus dolichopterus L183 starry night bristlenose pleco WC 2 1/2″+ $30 each 6+ $27 each
Corydoras schwartzi WC 1 3/4″ $8 each 6+ $7 each
Corydoras cf. schwarzi CW028 super schwartzi WC 2″+ $40 each 6+ $35 each
Corydoras cf. kanei WC 3/4″-1″ $8 each 6+ $7 each
Hemichromis fasciatus 5 spot jewel cichlid WC 1 1/2″ $18 each 6+ $15 each
Anomalochromis thomisi “Guinea” African butterfly jewel WC 2″ $12 each 6+ $10 each
Ctenopoma fasciolatum Blue Bush Fish WC 2 1/2″+ $20 each 6+ $18 each
Pseudoepiplatys annulatus clown/rocket tail killi WC 1/2″-3/4″ $4 each 8+ $3.75 each 15+ $3.50 each

MAS Swap

Who’s headed to the Milwaukee Aquarium Society swap meet this Sunday?
I’ll be there with four plus table this time and HUGE selection of drygoods (heaters, glass tops, Malaysian driftwood, Manzanita Branch, Spider Wood, lights, tanks, stands, filter cartridges, water conditioner,and some miscellaneous new and used supplies). My time on Friday and Saturday to pack out is very limited because I’m speaking for both the Milwaukee club and the Madison club for their monthly meetings so I’m not sure what fish I’ll have for sale off the tables. I am taking preorders for fish but I need your order by Friday night so I can plan accordingly for packing. Please check out my available fish list and if there are some fish you want send me an email through my web site and be sure to mention you are looking for swap delivery on Sunday.

Thank You!

A BIG thank you to everyone who made it out to my last open house event. Despite the snow and ice the turn out was great. I hope you enjoyed your time here, I know I had a great time talking fish with lots of people.

Now I have a question for you. How often would you like to see me have an open house event? I realize that there is more interest in the colder months then in the warmer ones (we still get those here right?). But how frequently would you set aside the time to come by, talk fish, have a snack and a beverage, and pick up a few supplies and fish?

Door to Door Shipping!

We’re having a heat wave here!  So it looks like I’ll be able to ship USPS Express packages out on MOnday January 7th.  I’ll need your orders by Sunday night so I can fish prepped to ship Monday morning and out the door in the afternoon.

And I’ll be updating my stock list no later then Saturday 1-5-19.  LOTS of nice fish in that aren’t listed yet.

Phenacogrammus sp.”Fantastique”  

I didn’t understand the hype over this fish.  The fancy name caught my attention but it struck me as just another name game to sell an average African tetra.  But, as often happens, I ordered a few so I could see for myself.  WOW!  That’s all I can say.  After a week in a so so decorated tank these fish are a knock out.  And they are maybe 1/2 grown so they should only get better!  I’ll have to order more of them so I can get a few in my West African display tank.  These guys are worth every penny!  I only have a few on hand.

Heiko Tetra!!!!

Moenkhausia heikoi, another incredible “new” tetra to be recently discovered.  Obviously the picture below is from the great German importer Aquarium Glaser and not my image.  I have posted a short video of the actual fish that I brought in on my facebook page and my instagram account.  They are currently in a bare bottom tank and look good.  I can’t wait to pull a few out and get them into a decorated tank and see what they really look like!

Don’t miss out on getting a few yourself.  I don’t think these will stay here long and I have no idea if any more will come into the US any time soon.

Thank You

I truly appreciate your continued support.  Your orders make a huge difference to my business, to me, and to my family. Aquaticclarity is a small company run by a hobbiest supplying fish and a select number of drygoods to other hobbyists.

The aquarium industry as a whole has been going through some big changes again.  Manufacturers have cut out the wholesalers and retail portion of the supply chain.  You can often now go purchase a filter, heater, etc. on-line for less then I can buy the same item for wholesale.

The fish side of things is also experiencing change.  LOTS of new sellers have come onto the market recently.  They offer extremely low prices which is great for you but they don’t have much experience in treating and caring for newly imported fish or in safely shipping.  That lack of knowledge, experience, and even more an unsustainable margin because of the low prices has most of those sellers dropping out of the market within 6 months or so.  Unfortunately, two more new sellers pop up to replace that one.

I’m posting this because I’m hearing more and more rumbling from customers who have had bad experiences and are now gun shy to order fish from on-line sources.  There ARE good on-line retailers out there!  But do your homework.  Ask around and find out what other people’s experiences have been with a place before you spend your hard earned money on a misidentified (over priced) fish or fish that just plain die right away.

I’ve been keeping fish for 35+ years now and in the retail side of the business for 25+ years. I started shipping fish about 15 years ago.  No, I’m not perfect.  But I take care of my customers when the occasional problem occurs.  And I’d like to have the chance to provide you with good customer service, quality fish, and proper shipping techniques.