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RE: amphipod (was Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #631)

I have been looking at that web page and pondering the thoughts of
ordering some daphnia for my tanks, thought about trying to get a colony
growing in my tanks (if the fish doesn't eat them first!)  The inhabits
of the tank in question is ghost shrimp, black molly's, neon tetras,
guppys, malayan trumpet snails and black phantom tetra's.

With hope they would (idealy) survive and reproduce in this tank, worse
case senario is they make my fishies a nice lunch :)



Date: Sat, 07 Nov 1998 17:09:26 -0500
From: George Slusarczuk <yurko at warwick_net>
Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #631

Hello Bob,

I don't know whether my experience is worth anything, but I have been
keeping an amphipod colony for about 6 months. They are about 1/4" long
and from a different source than you cite. I feed them mostly blanched
lettuce (no Anacharis) and they do multiply, but not enough to make it
worthwhile as a fishfood staple. Perhaps my conditions are not to their

In a *densely* planted tank some might survive and reproduce. I would
consider that an ideal situation -- any scud venturing into the open
water will become a snack to some fish  :-)) (Do your fish smile? My
Blue Gularis definitely smiles when he swallows a worm!)