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Qckwzrd 09-08-2012 05:14 AM

live foods
 
I seen that homemadepopcorn asked about live daphnia and was also interested in some sort of live food (other then blackworms, tubifex worms and brine shrimp) for fish. I've ordered vinegar eels, micro worms and grendal worms in the past but didn't keep up with them once fry out grew them. But rather than order online I would prefer to purchase a culture of live food locally.

MVA 09-08-2012 05:55 PM

I second that!

xev11 09-09-2012 04:51 AM

This weather seems to be pretty good for micro bugs in large areas of water. I was in central park last weekend and grabbed a water bottle full of water from one of the lakes. I have no idea what bugs were in there. Although i dont think daphnia was there, other critters were.
I know that it might be dangerous if dragonfly larvae is in there, but I put the water in a container with only a few fish to see what happens. So far, the fish seems healthy and I dont see anymore bugs.

Bugs I would love a place for more live food as well.

Qckwzrd 09-09-2012 03:50 PM

I had a standing container with tank water and was able to get mosquito larvae. But I'm not trying to make that a habit. The fish loved it, but its too big of a food for fry. I may try and pick up some foods from the BAS meeting coming up.

Qckwzrd 10-16-2012 03:50 AM

I might be ordering some springtails, grindal worms, white worms. Anyone interested? Also Indian almond leaves.

homemadepopcorn 10-16-2012 06:09 AM

I have Daphnia moina if anyone is interested... would be interested in simple worm cultures (the kind you can leave under your bed).

aokashi 10-16-2012 06:12 AM

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Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn (Post 2045125)
I have Daphnia moina if anyone is interested... would be interested in simple worm cultures (the kind you can leave under your bed).

Yes! been looking for these! how much?

aokashi 10-16-2012 06:51 AM

hey fellow nocturnalist!

I just wanted some for fun. but I think if you want a culture to feed the fishes regularly, you will need a tank...?

gnod 10-16-2012 11:06 AM

i'm in for grindal worms if anyone gets some. i got some from aquabid but i don't think my culture was strong as i don't see much when i put food in the container.

acitydweller 10-16-2012 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by aokashi (Post 2045141)
hey fellow nocturnalist!

I just wanted some for fun. but I think if you want a culture to feed the fishes regularly, you will need a tank...?

Generally, its best for them to be in a container. I used to keep black and blood worms in a shallow bin in the fidge, brine was always in a 2 liter bottle with an airstone. It would depend on the type I suppose.

gnod 10-16-2012 09:34 PM

my newly acquired elassoma gilberti love brine shrimp, microworm and grindal worms. i have 2 of 3, my grindal culture is not starting off strong. i need some if anyone got! if we order, im in!

Qckwzrd 10-17-2012 02:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn (Post 2045125)
I have Daphnia moina if anyone is interested... would be interested in simple worm cultures (the kind you can leave under your bed).

I think you can do that with the grindal worms and you can have worms with the springtails at the sametime. I've never had springtails but I heard fish love them.

Qckwzrd 10-17-2012 03:12 AM

one deli container of established grindal worms and springtail cultures. fresh medium mixed and food is $21 and $11 shipping. Also whiteworms and springtail cultures for $24 and $11 shipping. These are already established cultures apparently.

VivaDaWolf 10-17-2012 04:04 AM

I got my springtail colony from outside and theyre going super strong. Never thought about feeding to fish though.

homemadepopcorn 10-18-2012 04:00 PM

The daphnia moina cultures are not hard to keep. Depending on the container you are keeping them in, you may be doing a lot or very little maintenance.

I keep 2 2g cultures going, each of them must have ~400 individuals in them. I'd probably ask 10 for 75-100 with replacement guarantee for 2 weeks.


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