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7 years 2 months ago #2377 by Peter Finke
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Jen­nifer, Paros need between 3 and 6 months to grow and colour up; quite a longer time than many other fish. And they must be fed with a vari­ety of good foods in order to accel­er­ate that process. Baby Artemia are very good, but inter­changed with Grindal or glass­worms or small mos­quito lar­vae or Moina is bet­ter. Daph­nia do not con­tain many nutri­als, but to feed them some­times is not bad either.

Be patient! The males will become glorious!
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7 years 2 months ago #2379 by Jen­nifer Kro­nen­berg
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They haven’t really been suc­cess­ful at catch­ing the daph­nia, so I had let off feed­ing them that. They pri­mar­ily are eat­ing black­worms, but I also use mos­quito lar­vae when I find it. I do have a Moina cul­ture, but I hadn’t tried it with them yet as I thought the moina were too small. But, I will go ahead and use them then. I will give Grindals a try, I would like some­thing else to try to cul­ture as the black­worms are very slow to culture.

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7 years 2 months ago #2380 by helene
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Moina are really good food. But oth­er­wise theres always the artemia nau­plia, which I find is an excel­lent food.

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7 years 2 months ago #2388 by Jen­nifer Kro­nen­berg
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helene wrote: Moina are really good food. But oth­er­wise theres always the artemia nau­plia, which I find is an excel­lent food.


I have never hatched those, so I should give them a try and see how it goes.

So far my fastest cul­ture is the daph­nia, I wish they had more nutri­tional value as they fill the tank quickly. The moina are a lot slower to pro­duce for me.

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7 years 2 months ago #2389 by Peter Finke
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Moina could faster repro­duce than Daph­nia, but often they do not. Try a small con­tainer with water not higher than one or two inches. They must sit densely there and assem­ble in clouds at the sur­face. If they swim solely around they will not repro­duce prop­erly.
No air­ing is essen­tial. Then feed­ing on a weak solu­tion of yeast, per­haps that helps.

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7 years 2 months ago #2396 by Jen­nifer Kro­nen­berg
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Thank you, I will try a more shal­low con­tainer. I was using a 10 gal­lon tank as I was con­cerned with main­tain­ing water qual­ity, but I think that is way too much water. I net­ted some into a smaller con­tainer, so hope­fully that will work better.

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