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Old 01-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #1 
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Question Infusoria?

What is your best infusoria recipe? And how much do you feed to your spawns? Do you even use infusoria? Just wondering
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #2 
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #3 
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Recipe? I just use different floating plants in the breeding tank/separate tank that have been growing.. some people just place plants such as hornwart into glass containers and keep the lights on them 24hrs a day for days/weeks prior to breeding. Oldfishlady knows more about infusoria than I do..

Currently in my spawn tank I have it divided in half (10g), one side for the fish to breed, the other I stuff a bunch of floating plants in there with a 10-12" IAL leaf (broken in half).. the light directly on the plant side. When I get a spawn I'll gather the green gook from my plant tank and add it into the fry/breeding tank to help feed them infusoria.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #4 
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Here is the one I use.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpN5F...eature=related

After about 8 days I have thousands of critters swimming around.
I use an eyedropper and squirt them in my tanks.
I use lettuce,boil untill it gets broke down,the cool it off and put into a 1 gallon pickle jar.Make sure you treat the water you boil it in and the water you cool it off in.
I keep the light on it all the time,I have 3 jars just starting to clear,it is amazing how clear the water will become after the bacteria is gone!
Some say it is not needed to feed infusoria,but I figure it is snack food between meals.
Try it,you will be surprised how much infusoria you will get.
I have not been on for awhile,to those that read my post about my fry swimming strange,it must have been some kind of birth defect for a few of them,I lost the 3 that were swimming strange and culled a few more,the rest turned out fine!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:21 PM   #5 
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Thanks! Very helpful!
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:08 PM   #6 
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lol glad someone came and gave you a good answer :) I haven't done much with it at this point..
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Started it, and it appears that the culture was successful, but it smells like tuna? Is this normal? Btw I used GhostFeather's recipe.
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Could someone type up the recipe for me? I can't pull up the page/video.
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Blue wind I just used the one he typed in this thread. The video isn't great anyways. And the culture also has a film/skin on top?
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Okay Matt! Sorry for being a dumb dumb

I just saw some places saying to use banana peals and some lettuce. Some say to boil the stuff in the water and some say to boil the water and add the banana peal/lettuce leaf. I want to try to figure out how to do it all.
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