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post #241 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm not so happy feeding. Well.
Daphnia pretty dead. Bloodworm too. Wanted to see how long they'd last in the bag they come in. 10 days and approx 70% are dead. Good lil puffers still chomped em though! They prob wouldn't notice if they were frozen tbh as they gobble them as they come out the pipette anyway. Trip to maidenhead in a min for some more!
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post #242 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 09:58 AM
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Nilet you can grow your own Daphnia. They live and thrive in green water. Plus you can feed them yeast or atleast I know here in the states you can order food specially for them.
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post #243 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Well, im not so much a fan of the daphnia....and neither are the puffers tbh.....i end up giving most of it to my bigger tank....thjey likes it plenty though
How would i go about growing it then on a small scale? As i dont want ANOTHER tank. lol.
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HAHA!!! WHAT WAS THAT!!!? You don't want another tank?! REALLY!? This would only be . . . what? #3 for you? PPPSSSHHHHH. And here you keep trying to talk me into starting #8 or #9. *shakes head* Now I see how you are... ;)
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post #245 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hahaha I have 4 tanks up chesh. Another would be 5. I have no room left now unless I start putting them places I wouldn't see them so much. Might stack 2 though and get a 3 ft for a scape want to do though. Who knows.
And I don't want you to get more.....you have an empty one..I merely want you to put puffers in it!
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ROFL! I have the same problem with space. I prefer to keep my fishums where I can really enjoy them - unless they're in the hospital tank and need peace and quiet :)
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post #247 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 02:52 PM
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Well I know..... but how will I ever get them to crack em? It doesn't bother me.....just don't wa nt it to bother them! Meh, we'll see I guess.

Indeed. Though I wish you'd stood saying problems....your going to jinx me! Haha.
Hmm the rams.....I obviously don't have any but for what I know/ read.....once you have a pair.....you ONLY have the pair jn the tank? I might be wrong. There's another tank for you.... lol.

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Give the snails a little squish between your thumb and forefinger. Enough to crack them without pureeing them. I think that the MTS have some of the harder shells. Common pond snails and rams horn snails would be better for the Puffers. MTS would be good for your plants.

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post #248 of 308 Old 01-27-2013, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Oh so if I crunch the snails some this might get them to munch on some shell too?!? Sweet. Thanks!

How are MTS good for the plants btw?
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Mine wouldn't take Daphnia but they were frozen as I can't get live ones near me. If your summer months are warm enough you can grow Daphnia outside in a bucket. I haven't done this but have been told about it and have read some on it. To me they seem kinda difficult. Especially to grow inside. Surf the web for Daphnia cultures and you find plenty of info on them.
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Oh so if I crunch the snails some this might get them to munch on some shell too?!? Sweet. Thanks!

How are MTS good for the plants btw?
They burrow around in the sand and help keep it from becoming too compacted. This makes it easier for plants' roots to grow and, supposedly, keeps dead spots from developing in the substrate. I had some of my healthiest plants when I had a good population of MTS. I don't see them around here anymore.

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