Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ziwipeak in stock now!

From a unique land of plenty, New Zealand, comes ZiwiPeak - a complete natural all health range of ULTRA PREMIUM pet-food products, prepared with care beneath the Bay of Plenty's celebrated peak, Mount Maunganui.

The peak of health for cats and dogs depends on the sustenance they get from 'MEAT' nature's true diet.

ZiwiPeak products are formulated on the same balance of meat ingredients, that cats and dogs would find by hunting in the wilderness.

Reward your pet with the nutritional excellence of all ZiwiPeak's 'MEAT' pet food products that they'll love the taste of - and are truly healthy for them.

  • Healthy balanced meat pet food diet containing all essential vitamins and minerals are found in our Cuisine food range for Cats and Dogs.
  • All natural ingredients, ranch raised from New Zealand, free of antibiotics and hormones.
  • No colours, salt, sugar, chemicals, artificial preservatives fillers or grains.
  • Gently air-dried, ZiwiPeak pet food maintains the nutritional integrity of natural raw materials.

Just the best of natural New Zealand ingredients and only from New Zealand.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Available Now!

Handschins River Prawn

Macrobrachium handschini

General information: It is one of the smaller River Prawns restricted to fresh water. It is reported to grow to 63mm but specimens in captivity can grow larger. Females are slightly smaller than males and appear to have smaller claws. It is found in permanent streams and mostly in vegetation in areas of noticeable flow. It appears to prefer well oxygenated clean water and has not been collected by Aquagreen in any billabongs or places where the water is stagnant.

Cultivation notes : This species is less tolerant of poor water quality and thus a little harder to keep than Macrobrachium bullatum. They do well in an aquarium that has harder water and with plenty of water flow. The females have larger and fewer eggs than other Macrobrachium. They will breed in the aquarium if there is plenty of cover. It is not known for any snail eating capability as their cousins the M. bullatum. In captivity they seem to eat most prepared foods that get past the fish. They mostly stay hidden in the daylight sometimes coming out for feeding. They are out and about in the aquarium when the lights are out. The average water quality for the aquariums and ponds where they are raised is temperature of 26 to 30, pH 7 to 7.8, Hardness 40 to 100 ppm, Carbonate hardness 50 to 110 ppm. the ponds where they are raised are well aerated, they do not survive in a still pond for very long. The rivers where thay occur can have much harder water. The Daly River water quality is available on the ANGFA database.

Distribution : Southern New Guinea and Northern Australia from the Victoria River in the NT across to the Norman River in Qld.

Selling details : Sold individually at 2.5 cm or larger

Reference: John Short (2000) A revision of Australian river prawns, Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae)

Celebrity Watch!

Congratulations to Isaac for making the HOTMAG cover!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

15% OFF

Mention this blog and get a 15% DISCOUNT off current stock of Wag Wear woolen dog jumpers, Kramar Cat towers and scratch poles.