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Old 11-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #16
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Mine would eat pond snails, mini ramshorns, frozen bloodworms, daphnia, and white mosquito larvae as well as live grindal worms, live mosquito larvae and live daphnia.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:41 PM   #17
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Mr.Ribo, RCS don't live that long (1 1/2 years tops) if you had them for 3 years, they were breeding. Which makes me think your puffers have been snacking on them the entire time. 12 RCS would amount to about 1000 in a 3 year period if I let mine breed. I usually keep males in one tank, females in another unless I want them to breed at which time I add a couple of females to the males tank and once berried they go into a rearing tank. RCS birth control.
I didn't have the shrimp in there for a full 3 years, I know they never reproduced though.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:21 AM   #18
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I wish I had more room, sounds like a fun project.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #19
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How about scuds as food? Setting up a dwarf puffer tank now, have plenty of snails for them, but also have a bunch of scuds from a shrimp tank.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #21
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I have not tried scud as I did not have them then but I have them now and I am sure they would be welcome by any puffer. Oh and puffers love detritus worms too. Use a small container with tank water, add some fish food and let it fester. Detritus worms should show up. Great live food for small fish like tetras and dwarf puffers.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:48 PM   #22
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Freaking suckers did it to me again. I haven't been able to count six since I posted it here! Feed them a few hours later than usual, all 6 eagerly waiting to be fed lmao. They really like to screw with my head <.<
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:57 PM   #23
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Mr.Ribo, RCS don't live that long (1 1/2 years tops) if you had them for 3 years, they were breeding.
I've got a a gallon walstaed bowl/vase on my desk, and I'm going on 3 years with 2 of the 4 cherries I started with still alive. All female, all babies when placed in the tank, no offspring, just the same cherries. I'm attributing their long life to that fact that they never reproduced...


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Old 11-21-2013, 10:01 PM   #24
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I'm attributing their long life to that fact that they never reproduced...
Hey now don't you be going and giving the women of the world any ideas...Daddy needs his lovin ya know!

Anyhow lift expectancy of any critter is just an average and their environment has a great impact on how long they live. Take cats, outdoor cats live 6-10 years, indoor cats live 15-20 years average. I just attribute it to you being a good shrimp momma
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #25
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I would have to agree with conditions making a difference in life expectancy. I have a bait and tackle shop minnow that is 13 years old. It is a swallowtail shiner from when I could find on the web. I started with 16. He is the last survivor with 2 of the others just dying last year. The websites list them growing up the first year, breeding the second and few seeing their 3rd year. Go figure. Can't tell if mine has been breeding or been abstinent. He won't tell me. They were breeding once that I know off. I found some fry in the tank when moving decorations around but they did not survive with the other fish in the tank. The minnows would not have eaten them but at the time they shared the tank with goldfish.
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We put my cat to sleep last year, she was an outdoor cat by choice until the last few years, she was 24. I had a 3 legged rat that lived to be 8, and a teddy bear hamster that lived to be 7...all of which never had babies. Seems like almost all of my animals live way longer than they should. I fully believe that birthing does cause a significantly lower life expectancy than non-breeding animals.

Sake...you don't have to breed to get your lovin'!

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #27
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Lol tell that to the baby hungry women out there! Sorry to hear about your cat I had to put my Buddha baby down about a year ago also. He was 16, his brother is still spry as a kitten though at 17. <3 kitty cats
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:07 AM   #28
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Lol tell that to the baby hungry women out there! Sorry to hear about your cat I had to put my Buddha baby down about a year ago also. He was 16, his brother is still spry as a kitten though at 17. <3 kitty cats
She was an awesome cat, sorry to hear about yours as well.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:20 AM   #29
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Baby hungry women...yeah...bout that. If I can't keep it in my garage or a tank, I don't want it. Until then...pets and race cars it is!
Marry me....No I'm joking....wait no I'm not marry me!
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lol nice
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