Category Archives: Random/Useful Information

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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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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Latin Lesson

We’ve all seen those hard-to-pronounce scientific (Latin) names for fish, and in this post I want to explore their usage a little. I’ve often seen names that end with -um, -us, -a, -ae, -i, -is, -es and so on, and … Continue reading

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Tank Upgrade!

So, after finding a gift card to Big Al’s under the Christmas tree, I made use of the annual Boxing Week Blowout sale and ordered a new tank! I got the biggest tank that would realistically fit on my shelf, … Continue reading

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Venting Jack Dempseys

There are always going to be times when determining the gender of your cichlids is particularly difficult. If your fish are roughly the same age, the males will generally grow faster and become bigger much more quickly than the females. … Continue reading

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LFSs – Local Fish Stores

If you’re in the Toronto area, you should definitely check out these independent pet shops.  While each of these has its own pros and cons, these hidden treasures are my favourite places to peruse and shop for fishies and supplies. … Continue reading

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