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11-28-2012 04:56 AM
Wizzy So, if I want to buy worms (grindal or micro) where do I buy them?

Any more opinions on which one I should get?

I don't really want to raise more than 1 type.
11-15-2012 04:08 AM
Wizzy Here's the same thing I posted in my other thread (specifically to gather information on how to breed Dario Dario)

Thanks guys. Fortunately I think my problems are solved.

I know for sure that at least the male ate a piece of frozen blood worm, brine shrimp, and golden pearls (not sure if it was golden pearls or something else from the mixture of filter foods I fed, but he ate it) and I assume the female also did this, but I can't be sure.

Do you guys think I need to also get live grindal worms or is frozen sufficient?

How often should I feed these guys?

Unfortunately, I think the "eggs" are just algae lol. It's hard to be sure, but if they don't hatch tomorrow they probably aren't eggs. Also, the mass is solid and milky white and doesn't match the picture you provided.

The last picture shows what I thought was possibly eggs. Its attached to the underneath of the driftwood.

Here's some phone pictures (I'll try and whip out the "nice" camera sometime and show the forum some quality photos).





11-14-2012 04:01 PM
MABJ
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I need to feed them tonight... Thoughts?
Dario Dario love live foods, so you need to figure out what yours like..


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11-14-2012 04:09 AM
Wizzy I need to feed them tonight... Thoughts?
11-14-2012 01:26 AM
Wizzy Bump
11-12-2012 11:19 PM
Wizzy PS

I thought I'd add that the moss has grown quite well.

It's about doubled in size and I've already seen the Dario Dario picking among the moss (hopefully eating micro crustaceans).

And I added part of a leaf of anubias that I found in another tank.

I grew an anubias plant from a small stem once so who knows.

I'm just trying to experiment and have fun with this aquarium.

11-12-2012 11:16 PM
Wizzy Update (pictures to come):

I purchased 2 Dario Dario today.

Hopefully one of them is a female... it's all grey/silver and has very faint red lines.

Also, the pelvic fins are much smaller on the silver one.

They had a silver/grey one with partial black stripes that I wish I'd gotten because that makes it a guaranteed female right?

Anyway, I'll keep everyone updated on how this turns out- if I can get them to spawn I will attempt to raise the larvae.

I need some tips on what to feed though?

I haven't tried feeding yet, but I think I will try a filter feeding formula (saltwater crustaceans) that I use for my reef and some cyclopeeze. Anyone see any reason why that would be a problem? Can they eat ocean creatures without harming themselves?

I also have some phytoplankton, but that might be too small.

I will try chopped up frozen brine shrimp/bloodworms as well.

I have some tiny shrimp pellets I will try too.

I really don't want to have to get live foods, but I think grindal worms and maybe mosquito larva (if I can find some out back in my yard- is that safe?) will be the best live food options.

Thoughts everyone? I would love to keep this pair (hopefully a pair) of Dario Dario alive and well.
10-28-2012 09:45 PM
Wizzy
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I mean you could sort a CFL setup at a hardware store for what like $20 ish or so... or maybe you have a fixture already - I decided to get the clean looking fluval 13watt clamping light - I figured it was perfect for the spec

http://www.amazon.com/Fluval-Mini-Po.../dp/B004QSV8XK
Thanks for the advice
10-28-2012 09:39 PM
andrewss
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I'm OK with slow growth. The light was included with the tank so I'm not complaining as long as it can keep some plants alive.

Which CFL bulb/Fixture are you planning on using?

I may use one if the cost is low enough.
I mean you could sort a CFL setup at a hardware store for what like $20 ish or so... or maybe you have a fixture already - I decided to get the clean looking fluval 13watt clamping light - I figured it was perfect for the spec

http://www.amazon.com/Fluval-Mini-Po.../dp/B004QSV8XK
10-28-2012 02:26 AM
Wizzy
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Thanks! They're one of the smallest livebearers in the world. They're hardy, and I'm also certainly considering them for my tanks.

I look for kind nano creatures hehe





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I agree, the world of small creatures is incredibly fascinating

Thanks again
10-28-2012 12:00 AM
MABJ
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Great suggestion

I've never heard of those before and after a quick adventure with Google they seem like a good fit (especially since they easily breed).

Definitely something I will be considering.
Thanks! They're one of the smallest livebearers in the world. They're hardy, and I'm also certainly considering them for my tanks.

I look for kind nano creatures hehe





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10-27-2012 11:00 PM
Wizzy
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They're all low light plants - and they arent exactly growing fast but I am happy with it considering the ease...

I haven't been fertilizing because I was scared about the dosing on the flourish causing problems with my inverts so I only dosed twice...

My small spec like yours here will be running a CFL light tho and flourish
I'm OK with slow growth. The light was included with the tank so I'm not complaining as long as it can keep some plants alive.

Which CFL bulb/Fixture are you planning on using?

I may use one if the cost is low enough.
10-26-2012 04:06 AM
andrewss
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I like it and seeing you grow those plants w/the stock light gives me some more hope in the LED.

Any Ferts?
They're all low light plants - and they arent exactly growing fast but I am happy with it considering the ease...

I haven't been fertilizing because I was scared about the dosing on the flourish causing problems with my inverts so I only dosed twice...

My small spec like yours here will be running a CFL light tho and flourish
10-26-2012 03:59 AM
Wizzy
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Least Killifish can work in a fluval spec, you just can't let them overpopulated it.


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Great suggestion

I've never heard of those before and after a quick adventure with Google they seem like a good fit (especially since they easily breed).

Definitely something I will be considering.
10-23-2012 06:57 PM
MABJ Least Killifish can work in a fluval spec, you just can't let them overpopulated it.


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