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    Recently opened pet store

    This afternoon I've paid a visit to a recently opened XL pet store. This belong to a chain pet store. Of course, I was more interested in the fish section. It looks clean and well assorted.
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    Insects shots...

    Some macro shots I've made of some grasshoppers ...
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    Belize platy...

    Recently I was able to get my hands on some other wild platy species. It's a Xiphophorus maculatus variety, called Purpur platy from Kat's Lagoon from Belize. Mind that all Maculatus platies found in the wild, despite of the different phenotypes, are one and the same species. They're just other...
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    Chocolate mollies & Muzquiz platies...

    Overhere a video of my chocolate mollies (black eyed) and Muzquiz platies (Xiphophorus meyeri). I own red eyed and black eyed chocolate mollies. I keep both versions separate from another. The intensity of the brown coloration does differ per molly. The Muzquiz platy is a wild form platy. It's...
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    Had a great day yesterday...

    Yesterday has been a long day for me. Had an early rise to get myself ready to be on my way to Germany. We had a gathering of the german and the dutch national livebearer society in Bocholt, Germany. There's been a lecture about superfetation by one's renowned scientists Bart Pollux (Wageningen...
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    My order at the wholesaler came in...

    Today my order of guppies came in. I've ordered them at the wholesaler. I needed some fresh blood for my snow white colony. And I've ordered some platinum koi guppies. I had them before but those were too much inbred specimens. So, I was searching for a new group.
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    A lfs didn't believe me...

    One of our local fish stores asked me what food I'm using. For they've noticed that I never bought food at their store. So, I've told him that I order my fish food at a wholesaler as bulk packaging. And that it concerned high quality food. He asked me for the price I've paid. And he just...
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    World Animal Day

    Today is World Animal Day, October 4th 2021... So today I make them taste extra good... 🤣😂😅😜😝
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    Hungry livebearers...

    Overhere a nice compilation of my hungry fish.
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    Vivarium 2021

    The provisional list of exhibitors of the Vivarium 2021: The largest vivaristic event of Western-Europe. https://www.vivariumbeurs.nl/bezoekers/standhouderlijst I'm also on the list as usual. Visitors from all over the world visit each edition of this event.
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    Visit from Canada and a nice gift...

    Today I had a good friend of mine from Canada visiting me. She's dutch but lives in Montreal. Each time she pays a visit to her mother, she will drive up to my place as well. She brought a pair of Caucana mollies for me from Canada, also known as Cauca molly and Poecilia caucana. It's a smaller...
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    Shipping fish with a short delay.

    Today I was messaged that the fish I've shipped to Italy have arrived safely with just one day of delay. Someone from Italy had purchased 7 different livebearer species from me. I've send it by UPS. They were meant to arrive on thursday but he received them today. Only 1 male of the black chins...
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    Dumbo mosaic guppy

    Overhere a short video of one of my male dumbo mosaic guppies...
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    A fair downtown...

    Well, we've got a fair going on downtown. I've made a short impression of it...
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    Ready for tomorrows meeting

    Well, I'm totally ready for our societies meeting tomorrow. I've bagged already all the fish that have been requested for.
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    Vienna emerald DS guppies

    Overhere a video of my Vienna emerald DS guppies...
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    Campoma nr.31, Blue snake endler

    Overhere a video of my Campoma nr.31. Also known as blue snake endler. It's a genuine endler from the campoma region in Venezuela.
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    Magenta Störzbach shorttailed guppy

    Video of my magenta störzbach shorttailed guppies. They may seem a bit similar to unselected chili endlers (red scarlet endlers). But no endler influence has been used. The male line used consisted of white platinum males (blonde based) and the female line consisted of albino opal pandaguppies...
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    Scooping for baby shubinkins and guppies

    Video of me scooping for some baby shubinkins and guppies in the outdoor livebearer paddle pool in our backyard. Don't worry that those fish would get damaged or harmed by me taking them out of the water. They ain't harmed by any means. Always get your hands wet first before taking a fish in...
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    A bargain...

    Well, I've bought a bag of fish food again. 2,5 Liters for just € 1,45... My fish outdoors love it... The name of this brand is "Ikan". And ikan is indonesian for fish.
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