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  • in reply to: Danio Kyathit With Yellow Fins? #347694

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    I believe mikev is spot on here. Who amongst us has not seen a tank of washed out White Cloud minnows at the dealer that become vibrantly colored in a better setting?

    I’ve always though that fish try to blend with the color of the substrate to lessen predation from above. A form of natural camouflage.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Culturing Daphnia #347692

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    QUOTE (ste12000 @ Mar 25 2012, 07:27 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    The tubs are heaving with newly born and adult daphnia. Im purposely not harvesting any just yet but its really thriving, the current warm spring weather and the new feeding regime is definately producing great results.


    That’s great news, thanks for the update ste12000. Be careful to not let the population get too great… in the past I have been caught admired my handy work only to have a culture crash from not harvesting enough of the results.

    Dennis

    in reply to: White Cloud Mountain Minnows #347587

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    If happy and well fed they could spawn as often once or twice a week. I have found that they generally find an equilibrium and typically do not over populate their tank space.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Culturing Daphnia #347427

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    QUOTE (Matt @ Feb 20 2012, 06:22 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Does anyone have experience with ZM’s Spirulina supplement for feeding live Daphnia? Failing that, any suggestions for proprietary products?


    The University of Florida offers up these choices for feeding…..

    The following quantity of fertilizer materials should be added initially for each 100 gallons
    (379 L) of water. Additional feed or fertilizer, approximately 50-100% of the initial amount, should be added about 5 days later.

    Yeast: 0.3-0.5 ounces (8.5-14.2 g) of baker’s yeast.
    Yeast and mineral fertilizer: 0.3-0.5 ounces (8.5-14.2 g) of yeast, and 0.5 ounces (14.2 g) of ammonium nitrate.
    Alfalfa, bran and yeast: 1.5 ounces (42.5 g) of alfalfa pellets or meal, 1.5 ounces (42.5 g) of wheat or rice bran, and 0.3 ounces (8.5 g) of yeast.
    Cow manure or sewage sludge, bran and yeast: 5 ounces (142 g) of dried manure or sewage sludge, 1.5 ounces (42.5 g) of wheat or rice bran, and 0.3 ounces (8.5 g) of yeast.
    Cow manure or sewage sludge, cotton seed meal and yeast: Use 5 ounces (142 g) of dried manure or sewage sludge, 1.5 ounces (42.5 g) of cotton seed meal and 0.3 ounces (8.5 g) of yeast.
    Horse or cow manure or sewage sludge: Combine 20 ounces (567 g) of dried manure or sewage sludge.
    Chicken or hog manure: Combine 6 ounces (170 g) of dried manure.
    Yeast and spirulina powder: 0.2 ounces (6 g) bakers yeast , 0.1 ounces (3 g) spirulina powder. Add this amount for the first two days, and then every other day until culture is harvested. Note: Add warm water to yeast and spirulina powder and let sit for 30 minutes. Stir and pour contents through a brine shrimp net into the Moina culture. The net will catch un-dissolved yeast and extend the life of the culture.

    The entire document is available here… http://dallasdiscus.com/daphnia_article.htm

    Dennis

    in reply to: Tom's Bucket O' Mud #345503

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    That’s brilliant Tom, loved every minute of it!

    Dennis

    in reply to: Merry Christmas One And All #319847

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    Here’s wishing you a joyous holiday season, and a safe and prosperous New Year Keith, Matt & all the Seriously Fish crowd!

    Dennis

    in reply to: Nano Fish #319801

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    Try some Danio tinwini. I’ve kept these guys in everything from a 210 ltr down to 20 ltr tanks with great success.

    They do well enough in small tanks that I usually set-up my breeders in 20 ltr, (5.5 US gallon), tanks.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Mystery Minnows #318829

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    QUOTE (Stickleback @ Sep 11 2010, 10:36 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    Is that this one?


    That’s the one! Looks like a tarted up White Cloud with the bright red lips!

    Dennis

    in reply to: Some New Shots #318799

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    Great photos, thanks for sharing. It’s always a treat to see what others are keeping!

    Dennis

    in reply to: D. Tinwini #318781

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    I ended up making these little dishes to catch the eggs of my D. tinwini… DIY egg trap

    Dennis

    in reply to: D. Tinwini #318777

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    Congratulations! Definitely a cool little fish.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Aquarium Gazette Issue 15 #318364

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    Another fantastic issue David! Thanks for the reminder.

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