February 2020 – Rachel O’Leary

Small Living Things for the Nano Acquarium

Rachel O’Leary is located in York PA where she operates a basement fishroom, greenhouse, and numerous outdoor container ponds. She is an unmistakable personality at conventions and clubs around the country. A life-long fish keeper, her interests range from microfish to monsters, with a focus on invertebrates and dwarf species. Rachel has spent the last 15+ years studying invertebrate husbandry, aquascaping, and breeding practices. A passionate educator, Rachel travels to lecture nationally and internationally for Aquarium Clubs and Conventions. She is a frequent contributor to various publications including Amazonas Magazine, The Aquatic Gardener Magazine, as well as producing weekly content on her Youtube Channel. She is also the co-author of a book titled The 101 Best Freshwater Species: How to Choose & Keep Hardy, Brilliant, Fascinating Nano Fishes, Plants and Invertebrates.