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Old 12-06-2011, 12:44 AM   #1 
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can i use wild river nymphs to feed my bettas

I live on a blue ribbon trout stream. A tailwater. The Missouri river head. My river is so full of nymphs and eggs and larva. 2 minutes to the water. Can I scrape off the natural bugs for my bettas? There is such a variety and also mosses and plants....any thoughts?

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Old 12-06-2011, 01:47 AM   #2 
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Thats what I do with greeblies I find in ponds and streams, they love it. Becareful of plants/mosses though they can become pests and overrun your tank, I accidentally got some duckweed while bug hunting and now I cant get rid of the stuff.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #3 
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Thank you for the help trilobite. Love the screen name
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:55 AM   #4 
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I would love some duckweed, funny I can't get enough of it. To help with bubble nests and such.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:58 PM   #5 
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No probs trilobites are pretty exciting creatures.
@Topicat, if you lived near me I would give you every last drop of my duckweed. When I first found those few little leaves in my tank I though "heck yeah, free plant!" but literally a month later it covered the whole surface of the tank, clogged up filters, it was even making double layers because the stuff wouldnt fit in the tank. Then if the water level evaporates ever so slightly and the weed sticks to the sides of the tank and dries up and becomes impossible to get off so now there are disgusting waterlines marked by dried duckweed....The fish lke it though...
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:04 AM   #6 
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No probs trilobites are pretty exciting creatures.
@Topicat, if you lived near me I would give you every last drop of my duckweed. When I first found those few little leaves in my tank I though "heck yeah, free plant!" but literally a month later it covered the whole surface of the tank, clogged up filters, it was even making double layers because the stuff wouldnt fit in the tank. Then if the water level evaporates ever so slightly and the weed sticks to the sides of the tank and dries up and becomes impossible to get off so now there are disgusting waterlines marked by dried duckweed....The fish lke it though...
do you have the regular duck weed or the giant duck weeds? I have 5 giant duck weeds that I got from a petstore and now they're about 11 of em in about 2 weeks and I love them so much and It's soo much easier to control them rather than the small ones
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I have both, I don't understand it, but the little ones just don't multiply for me.
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