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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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I got scuds

so using another forum I found out I aquired scuds some how. I like them personally and took some out that were living in the filter assembly to try and culture them in a small container I set up with gravel, sand and plants.
Problem is it gets pretty cold up here and I would like to keep the container warm. Its about a 1/2 gallon tupperwear. Any tip?

I also think I acquired some hydra. I see very small white hydra like things on a couple rocks and wood. Im sure the betta and puffers munch them since they are not out of control. They are only in my small 5 gallon oddly. I guess the fish in the 30 decimate any small critter populations.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 03:13 PM
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What if you float the container in one of your tanks? At least temporarily until you can get a permanent solution.
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What if you float the container in one of your tanks? At least temporarily until you can get a permanent solution.
neither tank would be big enough.
Im thinking maybe a reptile pad under the container may work but I am trying to be safe as well.

I have been thinking of maybe making a heater container out of some PVC and using an airstone to possibly siphon the water through it slowly to both filter the water and heat it but who knows how long that could take me to get around to making
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Those reptile pads are kinda notorious for overheating I think. I did some research on bearded dragons years ago, so forgive me if I'm misremembering. You could use a 60 watt bulb. You'll just have to fiddle with the distance to achieve the right temperature. Toss a dark sweater or blanket over it at night to combat algae.
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I don't think you have to worry about the temperature for scuds. Room temperature is fine.
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I think scuds could live through a nuclear blast I have them and cant kill them off fast enough
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I think scuds could live through a nuclear blast I have them and cant kill them off fast enough
Lol did I buy plants from you????
What fish do you have that aren't really them?
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They are in a 75 gallon shrimp tank so there are no predators to eat them.
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They are in a 75 gallon shrimp tank so there are no predators to eat them.
throw a molly in there for a day, theyll get rid of them
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throw a molly in there for a day, theyll get rid of them
But it might get rid of the shrimp, too.
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But it might get rid of the shrimp, too.
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Scuds are native to the US and live in streams and ponds, so they will be just fine at room temps. No heater needed.
For hydra use fenbendazole. Safe Guard goat de-wormer in liquid form is best as it mixes well with the tank water. One treatment and the hydra are gone. Not safe with nerite snails but perfectly safe for fish and shrimp.

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Scuds are native to the US and live in streams and ponds, so they will be just fine at room temps. No heater needed.
For hydra use fenbendazole. Safe Guard goat de-wormer in liquid form is best as it mixes well with the tank water. One treatment and the hydra are gone. Not safe with nerite snails but perfectly safe for fish and shrimp.
Im actually cool with the hydra for now. Ive also read salt can wipe them out, which I use in both tank in small doses, so if they get OOC I will up it.
For now I only see like 4 itty bitty ones and I like them. They are neat.
Wish I could get my hands on some green hydra I think those are gorgeous, like freshwater corals.
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