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Greetings all! I am from the northern edge of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate NY, and a very short drive to the US/Canadian border. There is not much for Local Fish or Pet Stores, just a sad and struggling PetSmart. The nearest real pet stores are in Montreal, about an hour or so away but with a closed international border due to COVID, and a wonderful little pet store called the Pet Advantage in Burlington, VT, which, alas, is also hard for me to get to due to COVID restrictions. Fortunately, Aquarium Co-op does a great job of keeping me supplied as well. I have been a slowly evolving fish nerd ever since running a science and nature store in Lake Placid, NY in the 90s, where I cared for aquariums and an indoor fishpond with local perch and pumpkinseeds, along with a trio of red eared slider turtles. I now have a 30 gallon planted tank filled with various Fancy Guppies that are constantly breeding, a 10 gallon planted tank that houses my male Guppies, a 30 gallon tank with a mated pair of Convict Cichlids, a 3 gallon tank with a veil tail Betta who will be moving into a 5.5 gallon soon (or maybe he will go into the 10 gallon planted, still not sure!), and a 10 gallon that I have set up as a Quarantine Tank. All of my tanks are happily "infested" with Malaysian Trumpet Snails except for the Cichlids, who I am pretty sure would find the exposed bits tasty. I am always happy to learn from others and open to sharing my own experiences, although I will be the first to admit that I am often wrong and still have much to learn. If you happen to be in my area of the country, don't be afraid to say hello, and I am always willing to trade what I have.