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Re: [Killietalk] Comparing food sizes and values
In a message dated 7/8/08 11:08:45 AM, rgoldstein at rjgacarolina_com writes:
> Just a thought on the problem of feeding these tiny fry. Aquarists
> generally try to grow drifting zooplankton, but I think a lot of fry
> remain fixed to a surface for weeks and thus require benthic or sessile
> zooplankton. Good sources would be rotting wood or (especially) hardwood
> leaves, but dense vegetation (such as java moss) also provide the
> framework for large benthic zooplankton populations. Green water isn't the
> only answer.
Even glass and plastic surfaces develop a layer of microorganisms over time.
One of the benefits of benign neglect - don't over clean the tanks. Another
excuse for laziness, perhaps. I have had "volunteer" fish develop and grow to
maturity in a completely empty (supposedly) 55 gallon plastic storage drum.
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