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Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:08 pm

Iv bought some live daphnia today and im a little unsure with how to feed it to my betta, should i use a pipette and put it in the tank that way or do i pour it out the bag into the tank? Embarassed
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Netty on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:45 pm

We normally use a pipette or one of those plastic syringes. That way you have better control over what they get. Pop them in the fridge and they should last a few days.

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Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:22 pm

Thanks Netty that helped as i was clueless, lol!! Is that the same with live bloodworm too?
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by kizno1 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:25 pm

Yeah like netty said pipette is the best way. I use tweezers for blood worm.
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Netty on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:31 pm

I generally use tweezers for bloodworm like Kizno but when we had alot of fry to feed I used the syringes too. Just made it alot quicker.

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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Irish_Lass on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:35 pm

For bloodworm I use cocktail sticks to hook the bloodworm and drop it into the water. I obviously don't let the boys go near the cocktail stick in case it hurts their wee mouths.

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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:40 pm

Thanks everyone Very Happy
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Time-Out on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:08 pm

Because all of this live food can be a carrier of disease, I pour it out into a net and rinse under the tap. Far easier than faffing around with tweezers or cocktail sticks!

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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by kizno1 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:35 pm

Time-Out wrote:Because all of this live food can be a carrier of disease, I pour it out into a net and rinse under the tap. Far easier than faffing around with tweezers or cocktail sticks!
I do that aswell and then put them in a tub of clean water and use tweezers to spread them around the tank.
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:55 pm

So iv just looked into the bag of live daphnia and there's a big worm like bug thing in there that kinda stands up on its tail with 2 antenia and to tiny beady eyes and it keeps jumping its freaky alien
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by KalandraJane on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:18 pm

Sounds like a mosquito larva. There are always nasties in live food, when I tipped a whole bag of daphnia in to act as food while we went on holiday there was some sort of aquatic woodlouse looking thing in there, I'm assuming one of my ADFs ate it because we never saw it again!
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:33 pm

Its a creepy looking thing, im not feeding that to my bettas, but im amazed at how quick my boys and girls snapped them up they really enjoyed them...mmm!!
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Nataliey on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:34 pm

Oh where did you get your ADF's from KJ? Iv been looking for them everywhere and all i seem to find are the albino creepy frogs...ewww!!!
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by silverrabbit on Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 am

It's great watching them hunt daphnia isn't it Love
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by KalandraJane on Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:13 am

Nataliey wrote:Oh where did you get your ADF's from KJ? Iv been looking for them everywhere and all i seem to find are the albino creepy frogs...ewww!!!

I got mine from the place in Bolton, but when I went yesterday they only had a few tiny ones and there was one big one dead in the tank Sad so obviously they're not bothering to target feed them. There's a very reputable place just near Manchester city centre that sells them though, they always have millions of them and in good condition.

I like the albino creepy frogs Smile can't mix them with fish though.
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Re: Unsure about live daphnia!

Post by Nataliey on Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:32 am

Can you PM me the name of the shop with millions of ADF's please? lol!
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