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RE: Live food for Colisa Chuna/Honey Gouramis

Not just dead microbes.  If the water is green enough (high concentration
of micro algae) it will go anarobic at nights when the alage uses most of
the O2 for respiration in dark.  I had this situation happen where the
alage killed off fish, daphnia, and rotifers.  Also many greenwater
cultures can become toxic as it ages and the algae start depositing
defensive chemicals.  

>Be careful with feeding green water - if it doesn't get enough light and
>'crashes' the dead microbes can foul the water.  The traditional method
>of feeding green water is to drip it into the fry tank over a period of
>I like to keep a few ramshorn snails in fry tanks to consume excess food,
>since it's really hard to strike a balance between feeding fry well and 
>feeding them too much.  The ramshorns will clean up any surplus.
>Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 10:05:49 -0600 (MDT)
>From: J Miller <jkmiller at gpu_srv.ualberta.ca>
>Subject: Re: Live Foods Digest V2 #147
>On Sun, 9 Aug 1998, Live Foods Digest wrote: 
>> Date: Sat, 08 Aug 1998 23:32:47 -0700
>> From: Jeremy <adamsjer at ucs_orst.edu>
>> Subject: Masquito's
>> Do masquitos lay eggs that can dry up and become dormant? I went to my
>> favorite Daphnia collecting pond and it had finally dried up:-( So I got to
>> thinking that I would collect a whole bunch of the top layer pieces of
>> sediment. They kind of form hard sheets when dried if you have never seen a
>> dried up pond before. I figured I would hatch the resting daphnia eggs
in the
>> substate. Well I have seen no daphnia yet but tons of masquto larva are
>> up. This is all happening in my basement (never seen a masquito down there
>> before). The stuff has been in water for over 2 weeks. Maquito larva are
>> food but I was hopping for daphnia. Drats.
>> Jeremy
>	Jerry, the reason that you only found mosquito eggs in the top crust
>of the dried pond is because that is the surface sludge (ie floating algae
>and duckweed) in which mosquitos lay floating egg rafts.  If you want
>Daphnia eggs, you must get the layer under that.
>J Man
>End of Live Foods Digest V2 #175
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