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Re: [Killietalk] The secret to Fruit flies
I agree - I've never had them get out of the tank, and I have very heavily
planted tanks. But if you use wingless fruit flies, they can't get very far
anyway...Carolyn (with a low of -12 degrees tonight...)
In a message dated 1/16/2009 6:58:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
caraway1 at centurytel_net writes:
Most of my tanks do not have any plants except for java moss in the larger
tanks (10 gal.). Even if some of the fruit flies manage to find a bit of the
moss to climb on, they are soon devoured anyways. Never had any problem with
flies crawling out of the tanks before they are eaten. Perhaps you are
putting in more flies than can be eaten in by the fish, so they float around
for a longer period of time giving them a chance to escape?? It is easy to
put in too many flies when you tap the container over the tank. I try to
only put in enough flies that will be eaten in a couple of minutes.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken" <ken_combs at sbcglobal.net>
To: "'killifish discussion list'" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 1:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] The secret to Fruit flies
> Hi all,
> This talk of fruit flys has me wondering...I've tried them a few times
> already, but could never overcome the issue of the flies crawling on top
> the vegetation to avoid being eaten, or worse: finding there way out of
> tank altogether....
> Is there some kind of trick training your fish, and/or how do you deal
> the escapees?
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