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Re: Killy food
> Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 20:40:44 -0500
> From: David J Snell <dsnell at erols_com>
> Subject: Food for Killies
> I was wondering what most of the list members feed their killies. I
> have just started keeping killies for about 9 months. Im hoping that
> you might be able to indicate what types of foods you feed and what
> foods help produce a lot of egg production or bring your killies into
> breeding condition.
I use mosquito larvae, black worms, grindals, and -- primarily --
freshly-hatched baby brine shrimp for conditioning. The latter are quite
enough, and the most practical for just a few tanks. I also feel that
food variety avoids some potential nutritional deficiencies.
Feed bbs as soon as fully hatched, for they drop in nutritional value
quickly when they start to molt in a few hours.
The worms need cleaning, and much of the country has trouble getting
mosquitos this time of year.
I use adult Artemia as my "staple" food because they are cheap and
readily available in the SF Bay area, year around.
Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679 huntley at ix_netcom.com
"Superstition brings bad luck."