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Old 09-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #1 
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Infusoria

Ok so here's an issue that a lot of first time breeders have. They hear about this food called infusoria. There's several ways to make it but some of these aren't infusoria cultures...they're bacterial cultures!!!!! Here's the two methods I've used with infusoria:

Method 1: Ok here's a method I've used before but not very often.
What you need:
2 live plants
1 gallon glass jar with lid
window that gets sunlight or a bright lamp
conditioned water (either from a planted tank or new conditionedtap water)
air pump with airline tubing

Ok so I fill my jar with water and drop the plants in the jar and then I put the airline tubing in and I plug in the airline tubing. I place it near the window or lamp. I leave it there for a few days and then check it. If it's cloudy it depends on if I'm going to use it. If it's cloudy and the plants are rotting I don't use the culture. If it's kinda cloudy and the plants are a live I use it.

Method 2:
What you need:
Breeding tank
Live plants

Simple, I plop some live plants in the tank and leave a light on it for a few days. Simple like I said :)

If you have a method for this great first fry food post it here :)
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One more thing, if it's not cloudy I use it, because there's still infusoria.
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Cool, so you can use that if you dont have brine shrimp? or you still need other live fry food?

Also how long do they last?
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #4 
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Cool, so you can use that if you dont have brine shrimp? or you still need other live fry food?

Also how long do they last?
They're good for the first week. I use them with brine shrimp, something for the smaller fry and the bigger ones.
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They're good for the first week. I use them with brine shrimp, something for the smaller fry and the bigger ones.
Cool!! your a genius you have everything planned out!!
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Cool!! your a genius you have everything planned out!!
Comes from practice :).
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Comes from practice :).
Lol how long have you researched?


Whenever i do it i try to keep going until my eyes get tired of moving back and forth lol!!

its just so interesting i want to learn more and more!!
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Lol how long have you researched?


Whenever i do it i try to keep going until my eyes get tired of moving back and forth lol!!

its just so interesting i want to learn more and more!!
I'm still researching, even though I've been doin this off and on for two years. I read the same articles over and over and then search new ones. After awhile I learn what kind of sites to avoid, I stick to dedicated betta sites.
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:49 PM   #9 
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I do the throw the plants in the spawning tank method. I fill half of my tank with java moss.

I start feeding micro worms, walter worms, and vinegar eels at around day 4 or 5 (from free swimming).
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I've always stuck to infusoria, BBS and Hikari First Bites, just a preference....I might have to take you up on a microworm culture and a vinegar eel culture though ;)
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