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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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Live food around the city

It's getting warmer (kinda) and I thought there are some places to find copepods and such in parks and lakes. I remember there being a thread like this before, couldn't find it.

So has anyone successfully taken water from central park and gotten some micro bugs to feed their fish
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 06:39 AM
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I'm following this, as this is an interesting topic.

I'd be too scared to introduce anything from pond or lake waters into my tanks, but have considered it.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 05:45 PM
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If you're looking for copepods, I got plenty in my shrimp tank you can have. I wish shrimp would eat this stuff... What kind of fish do you have that eat this?
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I don't have any experience but I assume that all my fish would eat them. I have chili rasboras, espei rasboras, guppies, pygmy corries, generally small fish.
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I would be a lil wary of introducing things that would eat fry from some local lake waters.I've been looking for local micro, grendal, white worms or vinegar eels. Some killies I picked up layed eggs and need food for the fry. BBS is to much work.

The grass isn't always greener in the other tank.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 07:57 AM
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If you're looking for copepods, I got plenty in my shrimp tank you can have. I wish shrimp would eat this stuff... What kind of fish do you have that eat this?
Where are you from? I might be interested in some.
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