Aqualand Q&As September 1-10, 2011
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Kris Tiffin-Mueller, ACFA Cat-N-Around Cat Club, Sept 1, 2011
Larry, Wanted to touch base with you and make sure you recieved the info. on this years cat show?
Would you like to continue to be a sponsor? If so please send me an updated ad or we can use last years just let me know which is best.
Please let us know within the next week so that we may get things to print!
A: Sure. Because of our renovation, we're not selling any kittens right now, but we'll still sponsor the show. Give me the dates, hours, and theme so I can add it to our home page. LA
Kris Tiffin-Mueller, ACFA Cat-N-Around Cat Club, Sept 1, 2011
GREAT!! We are excited to have you sponsor again this year! Do you want me to stop by to pick up your sponsor money of $100. and give you tickets or do you want to put it in the mail?
Also do you want to use a different ad or use the one we have?
Our show this year is themed "It's a Great Cat Show Charlie Brown" Saturday October 1st and 2nd if I stop by over the weeked I would be happy to drop off a flyer for you to see or we can mail it up to you?
Again thanks so much and look forward to working together this year again!
A: If you're in the neighborhood before noon on Saturday or Sunday I'll cut you a check. Use the same ad as befire, Do you have Charles Schultze's imprimatur on the Carlie Brown use? He may rise from the grave to get you. LA
John Jabaraj, Malaysia, September 1, 2011
Hi, i really like ur website abt all things aqua. Here I'd like to rectify a misconception abt the malaysian trumpet snails@MTS (and since the snail & i are from the same country, i should know something about it!).
All the aqua websites in the net says that the MTS is harmless to plants & only eat decaying stuffs. This is true only if they are small sized. I have some MTS over 1inch and a giant one nearly 2inch(see attached pic). When I put them in my richly planted aquarium & they mowed almost all plants in a single night!. I also saw one of them still chewing the stem of my healthy 3ft-long Cabomba early next morning..
So the truth is the MTS is harmless if its small. When its big, its a beast..
With regards from Malaysia and the Science University of Malaysia.
A: I've never had one get near that large. I'll add your input to my Malaysian Trumpet Snail page. LA
William Bennum, Iowa, September 1, 2011
Hi,do you guys have feeder crickets fora baby lizard? how late do you guy's stay open?thanks,again bye.
A: Yes. We stay open till 9 pm M-F, 8 pm Saturday, and 6 pm Sundays. We're open 10-2 pm on holidays. When you need info like this, you should call us at 283-0300. You'll get your answers immediately instead of waiting for me to triage my emails. LA
Paul Sadler, Des Moines, IA, September 1, 2011
A: You got
that right. Part of the problem is the
1,388 photos in my business club website and the
24,543 photos in my Aqualand website. Plus
I've got thousands of photos in various files as
well as hundreds of miscallaneous printed files.
I'm surprised it bottoms out so seldom.
A: Wait for your methylene blue. Also, remember that lots of angel eggs hatch in the absence of methylene blue, because not everybody knows about it. LA
Judy Yang, September 3, 2011
hi i wanted to ask you something. my fire skink ate three live stone centipedess.will it be okay
A: As long as the centipedes did not bite him, your skink's digestive system will probably handle them. LA
Victor-Alan Weeks, Atlanta, Georgia, September 4, 2011
Hello! I just wanted to share some info on breeding/spawning cory cats. I have kept them for several years now and I have a pattern that I use to spawn them. I keep them in warm water around 75 Fahrenheit for about 6-8 months, keeping them with a consistent diet of flakes , then bloodworms once every two weeks. During that time I change about half the water every two weeks as well. After the 6-8 months is done I do a full water change and remove the heater and lower the temperature down to about 68 .During this period I feed them three times a day instead of two and I feed them a mix of bloodworms, flakes and some brine shrimp. They usually spawn in this period. So far I have successfully incubated and raised 4 batches of cory eggs (about 200-300 laid, about 100 fungus over, about 50-80 fry keel over and die.. then the rest survive. But I've just started using this method. Hope it helps! I attached some pictures of my two corys (male in back, he is a bronze cory, and the female up front is an albino cory, and their roommate, a female honey gouramis). Thanks.
A: I'll add your report to my cory page.
The cool water is a good spawning trigger. To increase
your live egg %, add methylene blue. Hatch the eggs in a
bare tank with a bit of gravel on the bottom and start them on
microworms or newly hatched shrimp (hatched daily). You'll
get more survivors. LA
Darren Li shing hiung, Mauritius, September 5, 2011
FW: La pensée du jour ...
A: Okay. I get your "thought for the day" intent, but I redacted your entire email because it was in French. I could parse out it was based on Ephesians and dealt with David and Bathsheba. I read the book (and saw the movie, but I still couldn't figure out what you're trying to say. Just how many languages do you speak? Répondez s'il vous plaît LA
Darren Li shing hiung, Mauritius, September 6, 2011
Hello LA, it's a "chain mail"-- if this is how you call it in English. I only received it from my aunt and forwarded it to all of my contacts, I did not write this. :P
Here in Mauritius we speak only Creole, but we also learn English and French at school. :)
A: Gotcha. We call it a chain letter.
Chain mail is what the assoted knights and other sword wielders
(like Conan) used to wear to ward off the non-verbal slings and
arrows of their various nelghbors. Thanks for the
Victor-Alan Weeks, Atlanta, Georgia, September 5, 2011
Hello how's it going? I've been watching my adult female Gold Gourami and she does not seem normal. She's not eating. She's very spooky. I have no clue what is going on. Do you have any ideas on what is going on and how I can treat it? Thanks.
A: It goes good. Gouramis are susceptible to velvet. Quarantine her. Make sure she's warm -- at least 75F (80 is better). Then see what your LFS carries for velvet. Aquarisol will probably work unless you've used a water conditioner that contains EDTA. LA
Jessica Eytcheson, September 6, 2011
Hi, I was just wondering if you know how to tell the sex of emperor scorpions? Thanks
A: The easiest way is to Google "sexing emperor scorpions" and check out the photographs. LA
Cathy Waldeck, New York, September 6, 2011Hello: I came accross your website and noticed your page regarding Betta breeding. I am looking for a betta breeder in the USA to do business with. Do you have any young bettas for sale or do you know of anyone breeding bettas. Thank you for your time.
A: Hmm. Looks like the next "Sea Monkey."
I don't breed bettas much any more. I just sell them. I
suggest you Google the "International Betta Congress" and look for a
member in your area. Those guys crank out lots of baby bettas.
(The wholesalers in your area would just handle the adults.)
Cathy Waldeck, New York, September 8, 2011
Larry: Thank you for getting back to me. Thank you for the information on International Betta Congress. I have an over seas supplier who is very good. The problem is I have to order at least 800 babies from him at a time. Not to mention having to deal with Fish and Wildlife, Customs and Airport Cargo. I sell between 30-50 a week. My product is time sensitive and in a few weeks the babies are young adults. I would like to buy 300 at a time. If you happen to come accross a seller please keep me in mind. Best Regards,
A: Will do. Now look up these guys/gals:
Bill Ruble, Iowa, September 6, 2011
I need to let everyone know that because of the cool weather and added expense of heating, I will be shutting down the hatchery in the next couple weeks. I will continue to have frozen quail of all sizes but the live will be off the market from Oct. till early spring.
Thanks for your understanding.
A: Aww. Just when you got our customers hooked on the little guys. In the meantime, if you're in our neighborhood in the near future, I'll take another 50. LA
Bill Ruble, Iowa, September 7, 2011
Larry, If it is going to hurt your customers, I will work something out for you. I don't want to lose you and I don't want you to hurt your customers. What I could do is hatch every 2 weeks or so instead of every 3 days as I have done.
I will bring another 50 soon.
A: As far as I can calculate, we're going thru 50 every two or three weeks. If we could have 50 every three weeks that would be great -- even on an irregular schedule if that works out better for you. These little guys have gotten very popular very fast. LA
Bill Ruble, Iowa, September 8, 2011
Larry, I can do 50 every 3 weeks on a regular basis. That would work better for me that way.
Glad you are having such good sales with them. I will try and type up a care sheet for them to give your customers if you would like.
A: I've already provided a care sheet on our website. You can find it at Japanese Quail. Did you also mention that you keep button quail? LA
Rebecca Wright, Shasta Lake, CA, September 6, 2011
Hello, I came across your site while looking for Hairless Syrian Hamsters. I was wondering if you would be able to help me acquire some? I could make a trip out there to pick them up on a weekend. I cannot seem to find any breeders in the area and the pet stores around here have never even heard of them. Thanks for your time,
A: I haven't seen any of these naked little rodents since 2006. They're more of a curiosity as opposed to a practical pet. LA
Arturo Acevedo, September 7, 2011
I am looking for Helix aspersa snail. Do you have in stock?
A: Our supply of land snails has dried up so to speak. Also, we do not ship critters. LA
Karen, Fort Bragg, CA, September 7, 2011
I just had to take a moment (and I barely have one to take) to say I love your website. Good job!
I want to order a pack of indian almond leaf. Is that what it is that you use for betta to help them heal and keep them strong?
Also I want to get an aquarium plant.
If there is an order form in front of me on the website, I apologize. It’s early for me. Thanks
for the kudos. You didn't see an order form since
we don't sell stuff over the internet. However, I
can send you the "magic" Indian almond leaves.
They will cost you $8 which includes postage, handling,
insurance, transportation, and legal fees. LA
Jordan Barkey, Cleveland, OH, September 7, 2011
Hello aqualand, first let me say I love your website i always use it when im looking up an animal. however i was wondering if you sold the longnose gar or needle ose gar between 2 to 4 inches....3 would be best. if you have them in i was just wondering what the prices were and if they are able to be shipped to around Cleavland Ohio..... it was nice talking to you thankyou for reading my message and i hope to hear back from you soon. Scincerly,
A: Our recent renovations have been truncating our inventory selection, so I have none of the fish you seek. You'll not likely find a longnose gar under a foot long. Needlenoses are more in the 4-inch range. All I can give you is info anyway since we do not ship fish. You should be able to locate the needlenoses in your area. LA
A: Here's how we look today at lunch. Take a look at our home page to get a better sense of "our" progress. We might be done by October. Then we can start to figure out what we need to do to (maybe) recover. LA
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