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    Unknown Tadpole

    Like you, I found 3 small black tadpoles when I opened a bag of ghost shrimp I had just brought home. I have no idea, nor does the store (they didn't even know they had tadpoles) what type of frog these guys would mature into. They were only about 1/2" black babies when I got them and I fed...
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    Sea monkeys

    We've had an ongoing "Sea Monkey" kit going for a few years now. They just keep reproducing themselves but never overpopulating (I assume the weak ones die off fast). They are just brine shrimp (supposedly "super" brine shrimp). The kits don't need filters or constant aeration. The kits also...
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    How do I breed ghost shrimp I really want to?

    We raise ghost shrimps but not as a food source since we estimate it would take a hundred fertile females (in a big tank) to provide a constant feasible food source. Plus, ghosts only live about 18 months so you'd constantly have to replenish the breeders and it takes them about 6 months to...
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    Ghost shrimp

    Yeh, if the egg(s) is dead, or was never fertilized to begin with, or if she decided the living conditions weren't good enough for her offspring, a female may destroy her own eggs--eating some to recycle the protein.
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    shrimps

    It might climb out of the tank (so keep a lid on it) via the filter or cords especially if the shrimp finds the tank unsatsfactory--if the conditions aren't right, if there are predators. We haven't had any escapees and most of our tanks don't have covers--but our shrimp are in shrimp-only...
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    stocking

    Depends on how much work you are willing to do. The small algae-eating shrimp don't put a heavy bio load on the tank. And some types of shrimp like to be crowded. We've got 5 Amanos (3 berried females) in a 1 gal. tank. We've got about 15 ghosts in a 2 gal. There are a LOT of Red Cherries...
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    breeging ghost shrimp

    In rereading your post about your horses needing the shrimp for food, you'd probably be best off getting saltwater shrimp--maybe mysid shrimp (folks sometimes sell those by the hundred on Ebay (search for live shrimp) or saltwater ghost shrimp. The mysid would be smaller though. Both would...
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    Amano question

    Hm, we've got so much mulm in all our shrimp tanks, can't tell if there is any shrimp poops around. Are you sure it was the shrimp and not the snails? BTW, that is a major cute puppy in your avatar--what kind of dog? Aw, jez, now I've got a puppy jones starting up....
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    breeging ghost shrimp

    It's not that hard as long as the tank conditions are constantly good. There are several different kinds of shrimp being called "ghost"--some will survive only in full saltwater, others can live in brackish, some are completely freshwater. They all look like each other so you can't really tell...
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    Red Worms?

    Nope, not bloodworms--way too long, fat and has no spikes on the head (doesn't have that scaly skin either, doesn't flip around through the water--in other words, definitely NOT bloodworms). I put a clump of dirt in the jar I'm keeping these red worms in and they've been sitting on the (damp)...
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    Comet Goldfish

    Goldfish need clean dechlorinated water, plants, filtration (water movement), light, regular feedings of goldfish-specific food, regular tank cleanings, and are cold water fish. They will die if their water gets warm. They can be kept as pets but Comets will grow to be 2 feet or larger very...
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    Breeding Shrimps

    It depends on the shrimp. Some shrimp (like Cherry Reds) will breed readily if the tank conditions are good and the food supply is good; the females carry the fertlized eggs around under their tails and the babies hatch as miniature adults. Other shrimp (like Amanos, some ghosts, Opae-ula) as...
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    amano

    We had bought a lot of other small algae eating shrimp because they were so colorful; Amanos always looked so drab in the pictures. Then, a friend offered to sell us some so we got about 10, we put 2 in each dwarfpuffer tank (and they've since disappeared but may still be in there--it's heavily...
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    Red Worms?

    Yesterday, I found a 4" long red worm crawling up the side of the tank out of the water. It's really red, like a Red Wiggler earthworm. It's not flat. It's not a tubifex or blackworm. Today, i found about 12 more. When put in a jar, they don't form a ball (as tubifex do). They motivate...
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    I'm very scared here...

    A good site is (www.)dwardpuffers(.com)--has some pictures, has a lot of info, how to take care of them, diseasea and cures, tank maintenance, foods, etc. They are freshwater completely. Some of the folks on the dwarfpuffer website are even breeding them and raising young--all in completely...
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    Overall, how easy is a Dwarf Puffer to take care..

    I think it depends more on the caregiver. Like any new "pet", it takes the caregiver awhile to learn how to best care for the critter(s)--and they are individuals too so what goes for one isn't necessarily going to hold for the next one. DPs don't have scales so you have to keep that in mind...
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    Amano shrimp vs. Red Cherry shrimp

    From what I gather, Amano shrimp and Cherry Reds eat different algae so they don't compete for the same food and both are good at it.
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    Dwarf Puffer in a little tank

    I have two dwarf puffers next to my desk in a 3 gal. Eclipse. I'm no longer using the Eclipse filter because the current was too strong for the puffers (they were constantly in hiding); I took the Eclipse filter out and stuck in a Small World filter and now can watch the puffers live. They...
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    Buying some dwarf puffers

    Our dwarf puffers also eat white worms, grindals, live daphnia, green shrimp, bumblebee shrimp, grammarus (scuds), California blackworms, live bloodworms (probably would eat live mosquito larvae but we don't have (or want) any). Ours won't eat anything non-living (not even frozen worms)--but...
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    Addictive....

    Yeh, they are so addictive. Someone gave us one betta in a vase-with-plant thing and when we went to the store to buy him a real tank, we found a couple more that just had to come home with us. Now we keep no fewer than 100 bettas (and there are corys and dwarf puffers and all the live food...
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