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    Default 05-16-08 Another update

    I figured I'd update with a video since their move to the 8' 100gal tank. I think they're liking the bigger tank and more swimming room. They seem less jumpy when I'm in their tank. I gave them their first feed of live daphnia last night, and at first they didn't know what to make of the jumping little water fleas. However, once they figured out, "hey, these are edible" they made short work of them. Since the move to the bigger tank, I'm doing one water change/day of anywhere between 50-75%. They still eat 4 autofeeds of either color bits or omega one marine pellets and I supplement with FBS, FBW, BS. I also feed red wrigglers occasionally and will start feeding daphnia supplementally.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2TDd8YmHLo
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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    I'll try to also get some pics of them tonight...spouse-permitting
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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Jose-

    They are lookin' great! How much daphnia in their diet (percentage wise)?

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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Hi Jose! They r looking happpppyyyyyy I am gonna get my 150gal w/sump up and running hopefully by next weekend. I want them in there. They don't seem too happy but i am working on this tank. Should get my pump today and my son will be coming over to help me. Can't wait. How do u get live daphnia? Did u send for it? I think they r bored w/their diet. Please, do tell..
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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Hey, Lisa and Eileen, I've only started them on the daphnia last night. The amount I feed will be dependent on how my culture thrives. I would like to try one feeding of daphnia a day but I honestly don't know how much daphnia I do have. Their tank is very green. I'm thinking of setting up gallon jugs of green water so I can reclaim my 29gal tank as a breeder tank.

    I got the culture from a fellow club member locally, Eileen, but yes you can order a starter culture as well. You want to get some green water going before hand and have it ready. I didn't mean to get green water but it was a tank I had previously running for my cardinals before I moved them all to the 125 in the house, and I just left it running. The algae just took off as did the skeeters . I actually harvest the mosquito larva for some angel growouts I have going as well.
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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Wow Jose, sounds great u have that. But, i think it sounds like too much work for me right now. So, i guess i will stick to the same food. Glad to see ur fish r doing good now. U went thru a rough spot and now ur there. Great job Jose. I am proud of u
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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    As promised here are some pics:









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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Outstanding, Jose! They look great!

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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Wow!!! Very nice Jose!
    Someone is sure going to have a hard time picking a winner at the end of all this.
    All your fish look fantastic.
    Good work to you all!
    We're here for a good time...not a long time

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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    No kiddin' WOW !
    Just look at the color that has come out in those little fellas !
    They are just getting prettier and prettier.
    Beautiful shape and really nice markings.
    I'll bet they are loving the big tank.
    What a great job you've done with them Jose !

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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Now....There ya went and got me all jealous!!!

    Ya cant grow em out much better than that!
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    Default Re: 05-16-08 Another update

    Thanks folks! But they did all the eating and growing
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