Author Archives: Greg

True Red Terrors

It’s been a while, everyone! I’ve been slowly collecting data and will get you some updates to my parrot and convict posts one of these days. The EBJD and devil parrot experiments are basically dead in the water, but I … Continue reading

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Genetics of the Blood Parrot Cichlid

Last updated: 2012-11-04 — Created: 2010-09-08 Breeding fertile blood parrots has been a (lofty) goal of mine since I started keeping cichlids. Since male blood parrots are generally sterile and unable to reproduce, this post will attempt to shed some … Continue reading

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Believe It or Not

…Toronto now has a marine aquarium at the base of the CN Tower: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada — another tourist trap, designed to profit from the showcase of captive marine life under the guise of providing education to the masses. This … Continue reading

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Vermicomposting

Last updated: 2013-10-17 — Created: 2013-10-10 The third week in October is Waste Reduction Week! ( http://www.wrwcanada.com/ ) Somehow it’s been over a year since I’ve created a new post. *hangs head in shame* How on Earth did that happen?! Apologies … Continue reading

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Convict Cichlid Marble Genes

Last updated: 2012-09-17 — Created: 2010-09-08 I’ve been playing with various colour combinations of convict cichlids to apply the theories of genetic inheritance. This post concentrates on the marble gene for the convict cichlid. Specifically, whether or not the mutation … Continue reading

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Jellybeans? Convicts? Parrots? Balloons? What’s Going On Here?

Last updated: 2012-09-17 — Created: 2010-10-12 As a follow-up to my post titled Genetics of the Blood Parrot Cichlid, I would like to further my study of some of the weird mutant fish found out there, this time the jellybean convict. You may also … Continue reading

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Tangled Up in True Green Terrors (and Two-Bands Too)!

Last updated: 2012-05-02 — Created: 2012-02-11 I found them! I thought I was actually going to have to go on a fishing expedition to Peru before I’d be able to to get some, but thanks to Jeff Rapps at Tangled … Continue reading

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