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Monster Fish Keepers on AHP: Peacock Bass & Monsters W/ Robert Schmidt

Monster Fish Keeper Robert Schmidt joins Aqua Alex for a fun Monster fish chat here on Monster Fish Month. Robert Schmidt keeps Oscar Cichlids, Peacock Bass, a Silver Arowana, and Motoro (freshwater) stingrays. What monster fish chat will Robert bring to Aqua Alex? One thing is for sure, monster fish keepers will enjoy this show! For the first time ever on Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast, Rob and I will be discussing Peacock Bass! Peacock Bass are an amazing predatory fish! PLANNED FOR THE...


Monster Fish Keepers on AHP: Tank Busters Part 1

Some tropical fish have the potential to grow to epic enormous sizes!! These tropical fish species can reach sizes of 3 feet to 5 feet. We call these species of fish ''TANKBUSTERS''! We call them tankbusters because they can literally bust a fish tank wide open when spooked. Believe it or not, it has happened. However, the term tank buster mainly implies that the fish gets too big for any home aquarium. Welcome to the first ''series'' on Monster Fish Keepers!! I will be doing some episodes...


AHP Fish of the Week October 15th: Giant Gourami (Osphronemus Goramy)

To kick start the week for you the tropical fish keepers, I have chosen a unique oddball fish to be the fish of the week. This fish is truly a monster!! It can grow up to 20'' in length. It starts out as a cute baby but as it matures it turns into a fish only it's keeper could love. This fish has a personality that will win their owners heart. This week’s fish of the week is a type of gourami. Gouramis encompass many different species. Some of which stay relatively small reaching only 3’’...


AHP Fish of the Week October 9th: Flagtail Prochilodus

October is Monster Fish Month and all through out the month, I, Aqua Alex will be discussing monster fish and fish that grow large. Monster Fish Month includes Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast Fish of the week. Each week in October, I am going to highlight a different species of monster growing large predatory fish! This week's fish of the week is a fish that comes from South America! It is a fish that can grow anywhere from 12'' to 18'' in length! It is a shoaling species of fish that can be seen...


Monster Fish Keepers on AHP: Monster Fish VS. Feeder Fish

Time for another episode of Monster Fish Keepers here on Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast. October is Monster Fish Month where I, Aqua Alex will discuss the monster fish that come out to hunt and eat the little fish. No little fish is safe as monsters of all kind, all sizes, and all personalities come out to prey. In 2015, on Aquatic Wetline, Aqua Alex hosted a special fish keeper debut with his friend William T Hannaford aka Discus Man Willy T. The debate was called Monster Fish VS Feeder Fish...


Monster Fish Keepers on AHP: Freshwater Stingrays W/ Marty Jandura

It's October and that means it's time for the monsters to come out, scare the little fish, and play! All month long on Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast it will be Monster Fish Month as we celebrate Halloween! To kick start Monster Fish Month, I am going to be talking about a fish that comes from South America! This fish can deliver a very painful and toxic sting! Locals fear this fish more than the piranha! What fish can cause more intimidation than a piranha? THE FRESHWATER STINGRAY OF COURSE!...


Saltwater 101: Setting Up & Cycling Saltwater Aquariums

Now that we have been introduced to saltwater, figured out what saltwater set-ups there are, and what equipment is needed for saltwater aquariums we are ready to move on to the next step! Listen here if you haven't been introduced to saltwater. Today, we take it a step further and get you ready for livestock!! Aqua Alex discusses setting up and cycling your saltwater aquarium. Find out everything...


AHP Fish of the Week September 24th: Uaru Cichlid

This week's fish of the week comes from South America. It can be found swimming near Heros Severum cichlids, Festivum cichlids, Chocolate cichlids, pike cichlids, and discus. Speaking of Discus, this fish is often referred to as the ''Poor Man's'' Discus. It is a Cichlid that is beloved by many hobbyists. This Week's Fish of the Week is the Uaru Cichlid! The Uaru Cichlid is a greenish brownish blotched cichlid that is mild mannered and works well in large community aquariums. It is infamous...


Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast 10 K Listens Special

It's time to celebrate this special occasion! Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast has just reached a total of over 10,000 listens! Thank you to all of you for showing me support by listening to the shows that are put out! As a way of saying thank you I have put together a small special episode to celebrate reaching 10 K listens! On this episode, I give shout-outs to the Facebook Fish Groups, discuss some upcoming news and plans for Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast, and of course tropical fish chat!!!! Fish...


Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast 150th Episode Stingray STINGER!

This episode of Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast is our 150th episode. YES THAT IS CORRECT! WE HAVE REACHED 150 EPISODES! To celebrate our 150th episode, I have put together an action packed tropical fish show for everyone to enjoy! I am going to let other tropical fish keepers do the talking! I have 3 special guests coming on the show to celebrate our 150th episode of AHP. This is a show of FIRST EVERS! For the first time ever, we take a trip down memory lane as I play 2 guest interviews from the...


AHP Fish of the Week August 28th: Senegal Bichir (Polypterus Senegalus)

Fish of the week is back! This week's fish of the week comes from many countries in Africa including Senegal, Cameroon, Nigeria and more. It is a prehistoric species of fish that has been around for over 200 million years. It is related to the lungfish. It's a species of polypterus! This week's fish of the week is often called the Dinosaur Eel. But it is not NO EEL! It's a bichir This week's fish of the week is the Senegal Bichir ( Polypterus Senegalus). Find out how to keep and care for...


Aqua Alex Fish Keeper's Open Forum Q AND A: August 2018

It's time for the August 2018 Fish Keeper's Open Forum Question and Answer. I, fish keeper Aqua Alex Cardinale got to answer some of your wonderful questions! I always enjoy answering your tropical fish keeping questions. I want to thank each and every one of you who submitted questions for this month's episode of Aqua Alex Open Forum Q and A. What tropical fish topics will be brought up from the questions? Find out on this episode of Aqua Alex Fish Keeper's Open Forum. What questions will...



Welcome to the tropical fish keeping summer podcast party!! Every August, I Aqua Alex will be hosting an aquarium hobby slamdown called AQUASLAM where I will be discussing many tropical fish keeping topics, interview some great fish keepers, and have some fun! It all begins this year with our first annual AQUASLAM! This is a great action packed tropical fish show with lots of great action! You are in store for a fun listen! This show is an hour and 22 mins long but it's a show that is full...


Happy 25th Birthday Aqua Alex!

Your host of Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast, Aqua Alex Cardinale turns 25 years old today!! Aqua Alex is a quarter of a century now! I invite you to come celebrate my 25th birthday with me here on Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast! I am having an awesome birthday, but I figured to make it that much better I would do a show for all of my listeners! Thank you everyone for the birthday love. THANK YOU EVERYONE ON FACEBOOK WHO SAID HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THANKS TO THE FACEBOOK FISH GROUPS FOR SHOUTING ME OUT, AND...


Exotic Aquatics on AHP: Tips for Rehoming Tropical Fish

Every tropical fish keeper is going to have a fish or 2 that they need to rehome! Various reasons exist why fish need to be rehomed. They can grow too big for their aquarium, they can be too aggressive for the other fish in the aquarium, or the fish keeper could simply just want something new in their home aquarium. Some tropical fish can be difficult to rehome. Fish such as monster fish like pacu and oscars can be extremely hard to rehome. Join Aqua Alex as he shares his tips for safely...


AHP Fish of the Week July 30: Clown Loach (Chromobotia Macracanthus)

This week's fish of the week is a fish that has a lot of personality, gorgeous coloration, interesting behavior, and grows to a decent size. This week's fish of the week is a large growing schooling fish that has a place in many aquarium hobbyists hearts. This fish hails from the rivers and tributaries of Malaysia, Borneo, Sumatra and Indonesia. It is a member of the Loach family! This week's fish of the week is the Clown Loach (Chromonotia Macracanthus). The Clown Loach is a nice schooling...


AHP Fish Of the Week July 18th: Dogface Pufferfish (Arothron Nigropunctatus)

This week's fish of the week is my 2nd saltwater fish that I am going to be discussing with all of you. Puffer fish are an incredibly personable fish that come in many shapes sizes and coloration. The saltwater puffer fish have a lot of personality and often become family pets. July 18th fish of the week is the Dogface Puffer fish ( Arothron Nigropunctatus)! The dogface puffer fish is also known as the black spot puffer. It has a gray body with black stripes and can have a yellow or white...


AHP Guest Interview: Aquatic Technician & Fish Keeper Roy Williams

I have a great show in store for you fish keepers!! It has been a long time since I have had a guest on Aquarium Hobbyist Podcast. I am glad to interview Mr. Roy Williams who is an experienced fish keeper who has been keeping tropical fish for many years! What will Roy have to discuss with Aqua Alex on AHP? Aqua Alex chats one on one with fish keeper Roy Williams in a fun interview that is well worth your listen! Our guest today is Roy Williams who is an aquatic technician and president of...


AHP Fish of the Week July 10: Jack Dempsey Cichlid (Rocio Octofasciata)

This week's (July 10th-July 15th) fish of the week is the Jack Dempsey Cichlid (Rocio Octofasciata) !! Named after the famous boxer Jack Dempsey, the jack dempsey cichlid is a semi aggressive cichlid that comes from Central America. The Jack Dempsey cichlid is a beloved cichlid in the cichlid hobby and is available at every fish and pet store. There are many variations of Jack Dempsey cichlids available. Common jack dempsey, electric blue gene jack dempseys, electric blue jack dempseys are...


AHP Fish of the Week July 3: Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys Meeki)

July 3rd's tropical fish of the week is the firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki). Firemouth cichlids come from Central America! They are one of the most popular, hardy, common, and readily available cichlids in the aquarium hobby! With a bright red firey throat and mouth, this is one gorgeous cichlid. It is an easy to keep cichlid that is a perfect beginner cichlid! Firemouth Cichlids can grow up to 7'' in length and they look great with age! FIND OUT HOW TO KEEP AND CARE FOR THE FIREMOUTH...