“The blue sharks are pretty amazing, and the greens are pretty impressive too. You all should know the story by now regarding GloFish. These are genetically modified fish—not dyed or painted—so they are born bright and never fade,” Nautilus Sales Manager Joe Hiduke said. “Among my favorite fish to sell, and I say that as someone that’s way more in to little brown and silver oddballs than colorful fish. These are best fish ever to get new kids in the hobby.”
In addition to the GloFish sharks, Nautilus customers can also expect to see some new tetras. The company recently received a shipment of ruby tetras from Colombia. According to Hiduke, they will do best in nano tanks, but can also do well “in a community tank as long as their tankmates are peaceful and not too big.”
“They’re a bit smaller than neons. Small, peaceful, colorful, not in box stores, and not very expensive,” Hiduke said. “…They’re already showing pretty decent color in my tanks and that’s a day out of Colombia in a tank with nothing more than glass and a standpipe. Drop these in a tank with dark gravel and plants and they’ll be glowing.”
Nautlius also has green fire tetras back in stock for the first time in a while as well as checkerboard cichlids and gueldenstaedtii diamond sturgeon.
“One of the neatest fish you can keep in a tank, at least for a while,” Hiduke said about the latter. “They grow fast and get huge, so these are definitely a pond fish. They should be about pond size by springtime if they’re fed well for the next six months. They do great on frozen bloodworms, and when they get a little bigger they will take to sinking pellets as well.”