While looking for another food source for newly hatched fish I came across "Golden Pearls" from Brine Shrimp Direct.
It seems ideal for me as they have a selection of sizes from 5 microns up 1000 microns. It seems to be too good to be true but if it is true, Iâ€™m tempted to try it.
Has anyone had any experience with Golden Pearls? What would be an appropriate size for newly hatched lamp eyes for instance? I assume I can use around 300 to 500 micron for the fish I would normally fed BBS.
Since itâ€™s not moving, I wonder if some fry would consider it food. Are there any nutritional issues?
Fp. gardneri was my first killi also and you will find them quite easy.
When I got mine I looked up on line about how to breed them and found the advice was to use a spawning mop, which I did. For months I wondered why I could find no eggs until one day i found fry swimming around in the duck weed. Upon watching the adults, I found they were laying the eggs in the sand.
Others have said, (I'm still no expert on this), that some gardneri lay eggs in mops or plants, and some lay eggs in the substrate. It depends on the population. My population was Nsukka so it wonâ€™t be the same as yours so you may want to try it both ways.
Thatâ€™s a nice looking fish and I wish you well with your efforts.
I am fairly sure that I have a Camallanus infestation. I have no experience with this problem so I hope someone can help.
It showed up in the Endlers and two of the Gardneri with mysterious deaths. I mis-diagnosed it as Velvet and started a treatment with Flubendazole.
After the first treatment, an Endler that was sick had 3 red worms sticking out of the anus. I immediately euthanized all the Endlers and continued with a second treatment of Flubendazole on the theory that at least any free swimming Camallanus would be killed.
I have been doing 25% water changes every day for a week. On each water change I have been vacuuming the gravel. (The tank has never been this clean!!)
The tank shares water with another tank using a sponge filter. The filter is 20 pores per inch size. Is that small enough to prevent contamination of the other tank? I have treated the other tank with Flubendazole to be safe since I may have been careless with wet hands, etc.
Is there any way I can be sure the Camallanus is completely eradicated from the tank and fish, (other than killing all the fish and sterilizing the tank)?
So far the remaining fish seem OK. How long should I wait before I declare victory?