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Recently, a few Mods and Admins have been added to the Hydra Team; ASAP Pet Info was made an Admin a few weeks ago by myself after a chance encounter via the Hydra's Google+ Page.  I looked at his YouTube page, viewed a few of his videos, and realized that he and his friends (whom I will also be showcasing on a normal basis) are (ahem....to me, at least) strikingly young, but no less serious hobbyists than anyone else I have met, either in-person or by way of the Interwebz.... Read More
Post date: Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:01
Stunning pictures from Hamza Poonwalla's Central American Biotope aquarium.   See the rest of the thread here: http://hydraforum.com/forum/6-foot-central-american-biotope
Post date: Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:57


by msjinkzd
NEW! Here Kitty-kitty! Small catfish Part 2 - Centromochlus reticulatus and perugiae This is Part 2 of my blog, and a continuation of "Here Kitty-kitty! Small catfish - Aspidoras" from about one... more
Post date: Sun, 08/03/2014 - 07:42
by NadilynBeato
Hello everyone :) I have been working on a bunch of new projects.  I am really excited to finally start making pillows :)  Here are a few new Daily Creature I made in the past week :) I'm... more
Post date: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:50
by bronxzoofrank
Hi, Frank Indiviglio here.  I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx... more
Post date: Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:18

rio negro biotope with a breeding pair of Uaru

Hi all 
would like to share a new tank with a suspected breeding pair of Uaru Cichlids.These guys did show spawning behavior in the main tank and tortured the third fellow.will give them a few weeks to try otherwise wil shift them back to the main tank.While they were seperated i also setup a rio negro inspired biotope,a region from where these fish come
Tank 48 21 21
Filter Eheim 2012.Adding another one today
Heater 200w jager at 29degrees
Warm yellow tubes
Rootwood and branch wood some almond leaves and soft white sand complete the decor

Ghost Shrimp Tank

Recently, I set up a ghost shrimp tank in hopes of breeding them for live food for my fish. 

The set up is a 20L, sand for substrate, bubbler for filtration, some plastic plants for hiding places, as well as some small trimmings from my planted tank. I am hoping that I will be able to grow out some of my smaller plants in this tank before placing them in the larger one. There are around 20 shrimp right now (I started with more but I originally had them in my large tank with fish and they were eaten). 


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