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Stories from Aquariums West

I have been doing this for a long time and have acquired a few stories and opinions since I started my business in 1980. I thought that for those interested, I would offer up some of the sad, funny, scary, rude, stupid, that takes the cake, unbelievable stories about life working in a Downtown Vancouver […]

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What Are Camallanus Worms?

So your fish have red worms sticking out of ….. A Customer’s experience of Camallanus worms Recently, I have heard stories from customers about red worms protruding from their fish cloaca’s or anus. These red worms are called camallanus worms, a parasitic nematode. These nematodes are extremely contagious and should be dealt with when sighted. […]

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How Long Do Fish Live?

Ever wonder how long your fish will live? Think you are doing well with a neon tetra that has lived for 2 years or a plecostomus that has lived for 5 years? Well think again. Here is a list that includes some fish that are still alive! Thank-you Jeremy Gay of Practical Fish Keeping for […]

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