AQUARICA – Sept 11 Update
(Gold Black Mollies in Seoul Aquarium Store)
Over the last few weeks, I have been travelling and taking the opportunity to visit local fish stores in Taiwan (Taipei) and South Korea (Seoul). One thing you notice right away is that all the stores are independently owned (no big chain stores).
Space is at a premium in these cities, so most stores are typically 500-750 square feet. I think the largest store I have seen on this trip is about 1,500 square feet. (As a point of reference, Aquarica is 1,000 square feet.) The display tanks are smaller, usually run with only sponge filters, and there are more fish packed into each of the smaller tanks – this echoes the realities of living in a big city. Both fish and plants are more affordable - they are bred/grown here and do not need a plane ticket to get to North America!
Ponds in parks typically have large turtles, plecos, african cichlids, koi, parrot cichlids, guppies, and catfish that people have released. It’s like a big shared neighbourhood aquarium - you can go enjoy and feed anytime. Never a need to do maintenance!
New livestock arrivals since our August 22 update and still available:
Male Bettas (locally bred assorted plakats, half moons)
Female Bettas (locally bred assorted including sorority ready)
Hi fin Pepper Corys
Longfin Manacapuru Red Neck Angelfish
Triple Red Cockatoo Apistogramma
Assorted Bristlenose (locally bred)
L333 Yellow King Tiger Plecos
L397 Alenquer Pleco
Emerald Dwarf Rasboras
Goyder River Banded Rainbowfish
OB Peacocks (blue/yellow hues)
Fire Eels (wild caught)
Dwarf Chain Loaches
Borneo Sucker (wild caught)
Neocaridinas – Yellow (locally bred), Blue
Singapore Assorted Plant Shipment
Tropica 1-2 Grow Cups (expected Sept 11)
Additional Livestock and Plants expected Sept 14
Hope to see you soon!