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Re: Fd Filamentosum Ouidah & Daphnia
George Davis wrote...
> Grown only on Daphnia:
> There are discussions that daphnia are not nutritious enough to
> fish when used as the only food. I offer some counter evidence...
Thank you for your thoughts George. I have also had some encouraging
experiences with Daphnia. One of my favorites involved a pair of Apl. blocki
(and no, I don't have them any more) which were too rough on each other in a
conventional 2.5 gallon breeding set-up. They were dumped into a planted 10
gallon (alright probably 8.2 gal if full) tank high on a multi-layer rack
for warmth. A March squirt of Daphnia was a little too enthusiastic.
Naturally they weren't fed again until the residing Daphnia were consumed -
that was in May when temperatures went higher and killie metabolisms (and
appetites) revved up too. In the meantime, the blocki looked great, as did
the half dozen 1.5 cm fry in residence. :)
Maybe it has to do with what the Daphnia are fed. In that tank they just
sieved out what ever (rotifers? protists? algae) were in the water and on
plants and browsed some algae on the glass. Smaller killies ate smaller
Daphnia. Nature took it's course.
By the way, you mentioned water incubating filamentosum. Is this easy to do?
Is a certain temperature involved? They didn't read the book about being
incubated on peat?
Does CAKA stand for the Chesapeake Area Killifish Association? In an era
when too many individuals (including some aquarists) take themselves too
seriously, the humor of killie people - witness WACO, TAKO - is refreshing.
It is good to know that CAKA happens. ;)
All the best!
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