It's pretty easy finding someone to take care of your dog or cat when you go on vacation, but what about your fish? Who do you turn to when you need assistance maintaining your tank or even setting it up for that matter?
The answer to your questions is Seth Jividen. Seth has been interested in fish and taking care of them for over 17 years. When he was a teenager he had several tanks through out his mother's home and has a passion for them for as long as he can remember.
He has been the aquatic manager at the City Zoo since it opened in 2004 at 2024 Lake Road and was the aquatic manager for New Eden Pet Center for the 4 years before that.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marine Biology, which he earned while working full time and has extensive knowledge in fresh, brackish and salt water species. He can design, maintain and/or custom build an aquatic system especially personalized for your business or personal home use. He is able to set up any system from a Betta Fish to an extensive salt water system capable of housing a variety of exotic fish. He will ask you the right questions to help you figure out what type of fish and system would be best for your home and life style. And he will be there through the entire process from initial meeting to the the maintainance needed after the project is completed.
He is also available to take care of your aquatic needs when you want to take a vacation or if you just need a little extra help. He has great advice to offer like this from the fish pet tips page at the City Zoo website:
Water Quality. Tropical fish require water with specific degrees of hardness and a balanced PH level of acidity and alkalinity. The quality of your aquarium’s water can be easily adjusted with water conditioners and test kits available at City Zoo. We can help you choose the proper conditioners and instruct you in their use.
Seth also has the Aquatic Culture Facility on 14th Street in Elmira Heights and is always delighted to share his passion for fish with the general public by appointment. You can reach Seth through the City Zoo by calling (607) 732-2700 during their regular business hours or his cell phone at (607) 207-1140.
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