• Reefs and Reptiles

  • By: Charlie
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  • Summary

  • Reefs and Reptiles explores the husbandry of reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. The Reefs and Reptiles podcast seeks to educate and share husbandry techniques that are beneficial for the animals. We will cover many topics including saltwater reef aquariums, freshwater planted tanks, and terrarium set ups for reptiles and amphibians.
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  • May 21 2022

    This is the final episode of Reefs & Reptiles Season 1.  What if you could communicate with your pets?  What if we could "talk" to whales?  How would that shape our view, not only as pet keepers, but also as citizens of the planet earth?  In this episode, I'm going to explore that topic.  It is a little "out there" but I do think that communicating with animals will be the next big breakthrough for humans.  Scientists are working on understanding the codas (series of clicks) that sperm whales use to communicate with each other.  If we were able to speak with them, it could be the kind of breakthrough that causes a paradigm shift in the way we think about our planet.  I am hopeful that one day we will be able to better understand the organisms that our policies and decisions impact.  I think understanding animals better would cause us to take better care of them and of the planet.

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    48 mins
  • May 20 2022

    In today's episode of Reefs and Reptiles, we will be talking about Snowflake Eels (Echidna nebulosa).  I will be going over what it is like to keep these eels in an aquarium and I will also touch on what it is like to observe them here in Hawaii.  Snowflake eels typically like to eat crustaceans and they have conical teeth to help them do so.  One thing you must keep in mind if you do decide to get a snowflake eel is to make sure you have a good lid on your tank, as eels are escape artists, much like snakes.  

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    48 mins
  • May 7 2022

    In this episode of Reefs and Reptiles, I will talking about my observations over the 1st year of my 29 gallon planted aquarium.  I will also talk about the use the fertilizers in planted tanks.  My advice to new planted tank keepers is to be patient.  Let the "set up" phase of your tank last as long as possible.  It is more fun to have reasons to go back to the fish store over a long period of time than it is to stock a tank all at once.  Part of the fun of aquariums is tinkering and taking your time gives you more chances to do that.  

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    47 mins

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