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Aquarimax 272: Aquarium Podcast

Aquarimax on Aquariums! Join hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from :Joe in Husdonville, MI; Josh in South Central Kentucky; Mick in Carnforth,UK; Juliette in Paris, France; and Jeremiah in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Here’s a pic of our second crested gecko, Jake:

jake closeup vivarium

Check out Josh’s lovely shrimp tanks, and the unfortunate parasitic invader:

rost2 rost4 rost5 shrimp5 shrimp5_1 shrimp9 tank-2


Also, check out Mick’s marvelous herpetological additions, from banded geckos to a sand boa:

Coleonyx DSC_1246 Nicky sand boa

Aquarimax Episode 137: Return of the Living Parasites, and Top ~10 Freaky Fish (Halloween Episode)p

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from Mick in Carnforth,UK, as well as the Top Ten? Twelve? Whatever Freaky Fish in a list mostly contributed by Mick Tony in New York and Mick in Carnforth, UK.

Check out this picture of a blobfish:



Aquarimax Episode 110: Ancient Aquarium Fish, Plant Anchoring, and More

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Andrejka in Oregon and Juliette in Paris, France.

Here are some links on ancient fish that are kept in aquaria:

Alligator gar-apparently unchanged for 50 million years

Australian lungfish-have been around 100 million years

Bichirs and related ropefish Senegal bichir-polypterus senegalus -have been around at least since the Cretaceous period
Since before separation from Africa
145-65 million years ago

Arowanas-At least one lineage, the silver arowana, appears to be 170 million years old



Aquarimax Episode 109: When Fish are Irregular, Better Rift Lake Info, and Shrimp Solutions

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from Andrejka in Oregon, David in Santa Clara, CA, and Mick in Carnforth, UK.


Here are the resources David in Santa Clara suggested for finding out more info on the Rift Lakes and the cichlids that inhabit them:


Konings, A., TANGANYIKA CICHLIDS in their natural habitat, Cichlid Press, Copyright 1998





Here’s some information from Mick’s fellow shrimpkeeping friend that helped him cure a parasitic infection of his sakura red shrimp:

he recommended tremazol by sera med for parasites:

for pests that don’t actually live in/on the shrimp, he recommended panacur:




Aquarimax Episode 108: Shrimp Parasites-Scutariella japonica? And More on Apistogramma cacatuoides

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Juliette in Paris, Tony in New York, and Mick in Carnforth, UK.

Here is a lovely pic of Charlie’s Apistogramma cacatuoides:


Here is the video Juliette found that provides evidence for a wormy parasite that attacks sakura shrimp:

Here’s a link to another video with a shrimp that seems to have a similar affliction:

This site: http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-4797.html
identifies these worms as Scutariella japonica