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Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #173
> As for microworms (thanks Alysoun), my text books
> say these are larger than newly hatched brine shrimp - which are
> already way too big for new c chuna fry. Do you harvest yours very
> young or is this a different species? Again, no luck with microworm
> seed cultures in London.
Killie keepers I have known (myself included) have fed microworms to their fry
until they were large enough to handle baby brine shrimp. I would contest the
info in your text on that basis. The microworms are longer, but they are
worm-shaped, long and skinny, very easy for fry to get into their mouths and
down to their gullets. Ask your LFS if they know any killie breeders. I'd
expect most of them have microworms and would be happy to provide you with a
> One final question to the assembled grey matter here. What do you
> think would be the food value of that thick green water in the old
> tub in my back yard, that has been brewing all summer? Filered
> through fine cotton mesh, do you think c chuna might go for it? Or
> would I be introducing more problems here?
Green water is suspended unicellular algae. Technically, this stuff counts as
infusoria. There will also be amoebae, paramecia, and other unicellular stuff
in there. Go for it. I think you might want to try a coffee filter.
Another place to find infusoria which no one ever thinks of is the local
public waste treatment plant. You may need to know someone who works there,
but you might be able to talk them out of a "culture" of the sludge in the
"tanks". I'm not sure what you would feed this stuff to keep it going, but I
for sure do NOT recommend defecating into the culture.
> bwatts at mcmail_com
> \><((((('> Baz <')))))></
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