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Aquatic | August 16, 2012

Video: Reef System With Fish

Here’s an HD video of our new reef system in action. Come by the store to check it out in person!

Aquatic | May 15, 2012

Red Sea S500 Reef System

The latest reef system from Red Sea is the Max S-Series. It’s available in three sizes 90 gallon, 135 gallon, and 175 gallon and in 6 colors.  The colors on the aquarium, light, and cabinet can be changed later to match room decor. This system has all the features avid reef hobbyists have been asking for for years. Here are the features of the system:

  • 10 T5 54 watt lighting.
  • 3 closed loop circulation pumps.
  • 1 powerful main circulation pump located in the sump below
  • Starfire glass
  • 7 gallon RO water auto top off system
  • Tank length top water surface skimmer
  • Quiet overflow to sump with emergency overflow system.
  • Glass sump in cabinet large enough for additional accessories
  • Amazing C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer included with self cleaning neck washing system
  • Pre-plumbed for addition accessories such as UV sterilizer or chiller
  • Power unit built into system with light timers, circuit breakers, extra plugs for accessories, etc.

Video Tour:

Come see the reef system on display and in action at the store to see how impressive this system really is.

News | October 3, 2011

Pet Howwwl-O-Ween Contest

Pet Howwwl-O-Ween Contest

Halloween isn’t just for kids!

Enter your pets in a costume contest at Bird Dog & Cat Fish Pet Shop.

Prizes will be awarded for the most original costumes. All pets are welcome and will receive Halloween treat bags.

1st Place $100.00 Gift Card.
2nd Place $ 50.00 Gift Card.
3rd Place $ 25.00 Gift Card.

When: Sunday October 30 3:00-4:00pm
Where: Bird Dog & Cat Fish Pet Shop

For more information, call 830-980-8900

Come join us for a Spook-Tacular Time

News |


Come see our three adorable hedgehogs. They have bright eyes and wiggly noses and are just waiting for the right person to take them home.

Hedgehogs are quiet nocturnal animals, but they do make happy snuffling and purring sounds. Hedgehogs are insectivores and require special high protein-low fat food readily available at pet stores. Never feed your hedgie grapes, avocados,nuts or raisins as they may harm your pet.

Life spans for hedgies vary from 9 years to the average 3 to 5 years. They fit into the palm of your hand and weigh 1 to 1 ½ pounds. Proper socialization is necessary so you must pay attention to your pet every day. They don’t like loud noises or rough handling.

Hedgehogs need a water bottle, food dish, and a den to hide away during the day. They must have an exerciser wheel as they need the exercise. Hedgehogs do not need another hedgie to keep them company. They prefer to be by them selves. However, hedgehogs may enjoy soft cat toys or stuffed animals for entertainment.

Hedgehogs are fun
Hedgehogs are neat
Hedgehogs love to run
They also purr and tweet.

Aquatic | November 23, 2010

Tangs or Surgeonfish

Tangs or Surgeonfish have long been a hobby favorite, and as often as not, a heartbreak as well. A complete breakdown on all the different Genera of tangs and surgeonfish is beyond the scope of this article, but the information is widely available if you look. What I will attempt to do here is give you several easy tips to increase your success rate, and help you help your customers. The five main Genera (Acanthurus, Ctenochaetus, Naso, Paracanthurus, Zebrasoma) all have different tricks that will help you keep them in the aquarium. Read the rest here »

Aquatic | November 19, 2010

Why Testing pH is so Important!

Introduction to pH & Alkalinity

The pH is a very important parameter in the biology of aquatic organisms. It is a measure of the acidity of the water. The scale runs from zero to 14. Zero is the most acidic, 7 is neutral and 14 is the most basic. A change of 1 pH unit, for example from 7 to 6, means that the water gets 10 times more acidic. Read the rest here »

Aquatic, News | November 16, 2010

Pest Removal Using Fish

In the article Pest Removal Using Invertebrates, I talked about several species of invertebrates that can help eliminate nuisance algae and various pest species from your aquariums. This article will do the same, but will be talking about fish that can help eliminate and control various algae and invertebrate pests. Same rules apply to fish, they can’t read, and often don’t know what they are supposed to eat and what they are not supposed to eat. These suggestions are guidelines only, and you should monitor any new additions carefully. Read the rest here »

Aquatic, News | November 15, 2010

Pest Removal Using Invertebrates

There are many different types of invertebrates that will help you control common aquarium pests. All of these should be maintained in a copper/medicine free invert only or reef tank. Some of them also will cause some problems of their own, and I will attempt to list them all. Caution is always required when adding new species to any tank. Every tank is different, and the interaction between species is difficult to predict. Remember, invertebrates and fish do not know how to read, so they often don’t know what they are supposed to eat and what they are not supposed to eat. Read the rest here »

News | April 26, 2010

Comparison of Modes of Action – DeFlea Products and Pyrethroid Containing Pesticides

De Flea products use a different mode of action to kill fleas, ticks, lice, mites and other ectopatasites compared to pesticides containing pyrethroids (pyrethrum and similar chemicals.) Read the rest here »

News | April 5, 2010

Garlic: What Has Been Studied Verses What Has Been Claimed

Republished with permission from Reef Keeping, written by Steven Pro

If all a new hobbyist were to do was gloss over the medicine aisle at his favorite local fish store and observe the proliferation of garlic-based treatments, or peruse the various online postings of garlic’s proponents, he would surely come away with several likely impressions: Read the rest here »

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