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Blog Hitchcock Animal Care : Cycling the Painted Turtle Aquarium

By Patrick o’Roark

Recently we unexpectedly received two painted turtles at the Hitchcock Center. They were surrendered to us by someone that couldn’t give them the care they needed anymore. I’m not entirely sure if they were captive bred or taken from the wild, but based on their behavior it is clear that they’ve been pets for a good portion of their life.

Published in Blog, Hitchcock Animal Care on April 5, 2017.

Hitchcock Animal Care : The Common Shiner

Currently the only fish in the Hitchcock Center aquarium are Common Shiners, Luxilus cornutus. I purchased them from a local bait shop so that the aquarium would have an initial source of ammonia to kick start the cycling process. When spring arrives and fish in the Mill and Fort Rivers become more active it will be […]

Published in Hitchcock Animal Care on December 29, 2016.

Hitchcock Animal Care : Cycling the Aquarium

It’s finally happening. After nearly three months of research, equipment purchases, and emails back and forth with experts the Hitchcock aquarium is fully operational. This has been an exciting project to work on, with multiple and varied topics and subtopics for me to become familiar with. My hope with this blog is to share what […]

Published in Hitchcock Animal Care on December 26, 2016.

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