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post #1 of 26 Old 10-17-2010, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Calling all daphnia haters!

So i have this 35G tank that i keep for crossbreeding red cherry and snowball shrimp(trying to get a nice morph, and close to getting it to).
Heavy planted tank, good substrate(best on the market for shrimp breeding), balanced lighting, good fertilisers, good filtration, best shrimp food you can get your hands on, the works.
A while ago i noticed that daphnia in the tank but since there were just a few i left them alone.
Now i must have around 1000 of them, the water looks like it is snowing in the tank.
So how do i kill those pests? I know copper does the trick but copper also kills shrimp.
I know small fish eat them but small fish also eat shrimp.
So how the heck do i kill them?

I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.
Excuse my bad and rusty english but i did not have your luck to be born or to live in a country where the main language is english.
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post #2 of 26 Old 10-17-2010, 09:41 AM
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are you sure it's daphnia and not planaria? are they little wormy looking things?

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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post #3 of 26 Old 10-17-2010, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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There is some planaria but i know planaria from daphnia.
Planaria does not look like a small white "ball".

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Excuse my bad and rusty english but i did not have your luck to be born or to live in a country where the main language is english.
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post #4 of 26 Old 10-17-2010, 12:20 PM
you can give them to me =) my fish love em snacks

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post #5 of 26 Old 10-17-2010, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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you can give them to me =) my fish love em snacks
Deal! Just come visit, i have a guest room, you can have it for the next 50-60 days causse that's how long is going to take you to catch them all .

I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.
Excuse my bad and rusty english but i did not have your luck to be born or to live in a country where the main language is english.
P.S I am not rude, i just hate stupidity and act accordingly.
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post #6 of 26 Old 10-18-2010, 11:10 AM
do u have fish fry? they wont eat the shrimp but will eat the daphnia.. or just do more water changes and suck em out.
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post #7 of 26 Old 10-18-2010, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Ohhh.. .something sinister comes their way!

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post #8 of 26 Old 10-18-2010, 04:25 PM
what are u doing?
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post #9 of 26 Old 10-18-2010, 04:32 PM
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buy a small group of SMALL fish (guppy male , danio, platy ) they will soon have your tank looking clean and daphnia free :):):)

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post #10 of 26 Old 10-18-2010, 04:37 PM
I believe all 3 of those will eat shrimp fry if they see em.
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