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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1123
In a message dated 7/1/01 3:54:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
<< Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 23:03:40 -0400
From: "kidt cordry" <kidtt at hotmail_com>
Since there doesn't seem to be an aquatic invertabrate list (if there is
someone give me the link) and plants are nearest to sedentary mullusks....
Anybody know anything about keeping mussels alive in an aquarium?
Every site I check suggests that it is difficult to do, but none of them
ever say how to do it.
I am doing long range prepurchase research on bitterlings. Any body know
where I can get korean oily bitterlings, or any type for that matter, in the
Mussels are easy to keep but you have to cater to their needs. Mussels need a
fine substrate such as sand and the aquarium should not be filtered. An air
stone or bubble wand should provide aeration if needed. Muscles filter out
the detritus as much (maybe more) than water born algae. So a tank that has
it's bottom cleaned starves the clams. I have been keeping mussels for years
in my plant tanks and they do well even reproducing. In the one tank I have
kept close track of I have several generations of mussels, probably dozens of
individuals from only 6 adults I started with Any type of filtration will
result in them starving to death. BTW there are native North American
bitterlings, why send all the way for Korean fish?