Archive / July, 2015

Photo of a Dragon Blood Peacock male

Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid

Photo is of a Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid male, one of our breeders. A while back, we processed two breeding vats of dragon blood peacocks. This is a strain we got from in November 2012. The photo shows a typical male of this strain. We grew the fish to maturity and set them up […]

Photo of Xenotoca eiseni, Rio Tamazula pair

Xenotoca eiseni, Rio Tamazula (the Redtail Goodeid)

Photo is of a pair of Xenotoca eiseni, Rio Tamazula (the Redtail Goodeid). This is a nice little fish we’ve had since 2004 when we bought them at an American Livebearers Association auction. They were originally collected from the Rio Tamazula in Mexico by Rusty Wessel prior to that time. This fish belongs in the […]

midnight blue sailfin mollies

Midnight Blue Sailfin Molly

Photo shows a shoal of Midnight Blue Sailfin Mollies. This molly, the Midnight Blue Sailfin Molly, is a relatively new creation of ours, but it has a long pedigree. I’ll quote myself in an article published in Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. “In October 2008 I set up a test cross of Poecilia petenensis, one of […]

Photo of a male Lemon Peacock.

Lemon Peacock Cichlid

Photo: Male Lemon Peacock Cichlid Sometimes our customers send to us fish they would like for us to raise. One such fish came from Fish Gallery in Houston ( in November 2012. We received a couple dozen one to two inch golden, black eyed juvenile peacocks. I wasn’t very impressed with the fish since I […]

Sadie's copperhead bite

Copperhead Bites Sadie

Photo: Sadie on sofa about a half hour after being bitten by a copperhead. I hadn’t planned on blogging about copperheads any more for at least a year, but Sadie our son’s family’s rescue pit bull was bitten, so here goes copperheads again. In previous blogs I’d explained that copperheads congregate in and around our […]

Male Skyblue OB Peacock.

Our Peacock Cichlids

Photo: Male Skyblue OB Peacock with male Blue OB Dolphin in background. Below is a reprint of the feature article from our May newsletter. If you’d like to subscribe to the monthly newsletter go to: and enter your email address under the Subscribe section to the right. Peacock Cichlids One of my favorite things […]