For anyone in the Montgomery County Maryland area who are familiar with congressional aquarium. They claim to have the cleanest tanks in town.
don't believe them. A lot of their specimen are dying from ich. And if you bought coral frags from them, chances are, you have imported ich into your tank.
Just a friendly reminder.
However, if you are interested in smart advice, and good old honesty, check out Tropical Fish World on Highway 355 & Shady Grove.
A cleaner shrimp was listed at $39.99. He sold me two for $42 bucks. Yessss!
Anyways, for Cichlid lovers, this is the place to get it. No one else in Montgomery County can you find these amazing (mostly wild caught) peacocks and frontosas for less than $50 (3 - 4 inches big) but Tropical Fish World.
Basically, this is a warning post for all you Congressional Aquarium frequent customers.
Their waters are bad and are full of ich. And if you understand ich, you know that their tanks are going to be dirty for a looooooong time. Buy from them at your own risk.
OK. Bye. I am just frustrated because I bought a hammer coral from them a week ago and my BHT just showed white spots last Saturday. I can't hypo it now. Not with this setup. It's too risky for the health of the BHT if I try to catch him around for QT. It will stress it to death before I catch him.
I am deeply frustrated at Congressional Aquarium. However, at the end of the day, the m o r o n typing this message was the one who bought the specimen and did not QT the coral.
I've bought corals from different places and never had to deal with ich. But Congressional is the dirtiest tanks in town.