live foods
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Local Pet Stores, Clubs, and Conventions > New York


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2012, 05:14 AM   #1
Qckwzrd
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Qckwzrd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 315
Default

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.
__________________
The grass isn't always greener in the other tank.
Qckwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-08-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
MVA
Algae Grower
 
MVA's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 37
Default

I second that!
MVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 04:51 AM   #3
xev11
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New York City
Posts: 433
Default

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.
xev11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
Qckwzrd
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Qckwzrd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 315
Default

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.
__________________
The grass isn't always greener in the other tank.
Qckwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 03:50 AM   #5
Qckwzrd
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Qckwzrd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 315
Default

I might be ordering some springtails, grindal worms, white worms. Anyone interested? Also Indian almond leaves.
__________________
The grass isn't always greener in the other tank.
Qckwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:09 AM   #6
homemadepopcorn
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 351
Default

I have Daphnia moina if anyone is interested... would be interested in simple worm cultures (the kind you can leave under your bed).
homemadepopcorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:12 AM   #7
aokashi
Wannabe Guru
 
aokashi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 1,490
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn View Post
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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #8
aokashi
Wannabe Guru
 
aokashi's Avatar
 
PTrader: (14/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 1,490
Default

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...?
aokashi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
gnod
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ny ny
Posts: 1,550
Default

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.
gnod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:12 AM   #10
acitydweller
ओं मणिपद्मे हूं
 
acitydweller's Avatar
 
PTrader: (174/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 7,662
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aokashi View Post
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.
__________________
acitydweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:34 PM   #11
gnod
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ny ny
Posts: 1,550
Default

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!
gnod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 02:54 AM   #12
Qckwzrd
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Qckwzrd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by homemadepopcorn View Post
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.
__________________
The grass isn't always greener in the other tank.
Qckwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 03:12 AM   #13
Qckwzrd
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Qckwzrd's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Posts: 315
Default

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.
__________________
The grass isn't always greener in the other tank.
Qckwzrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2012, 04:04 AM   #14
VivaDaWolf
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
VivaDaWolf's Avatar
 
PTrader: (13/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 843
Default

I got my springtail colony from outside and theyre going super strong. Never thought about feeding to fish though.
VivaDaWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #15
homemadepopcorn
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (16/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New York City, NY
Posts: 351
Default

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.
homemadepopcorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012