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Old 11-11-2004, 12:06 PM   #21
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Then again, maybe if he's just a teeny tiny guy
But they don't stay tiny forever.
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I've got a pair of albino columbians flying in in the am
Planning on breading or just companions?
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I would not worry about it. It is really a lot of work for what would ammount to a small ammount of food in terms of weight.
Just thought it would be a good natural food source.
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:21 PM   #22
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i had this same problem but mine was a lot worse. the things were out at all times, not just at night. so i bought a blue headed wrasse and he took care of the problem easily. from when i first put the wrasse in the tank i could see him picking the little worms off one by one. hth
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Old 11-11-2004, 12:43 PM   #23
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he took care of the problem easily
I don't want to decimate the population all together, they are great detritivores, just want to keep them in check. I have lots of inverts, so my fish choices are limited. Most wrasses get pretty gregarious when older, maybe a six line ore something would be OK.

maybe I'm wrong all together and I should get rid of them. Don't think so, but I've been wrong before.
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:23 PM   #24
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I think it would be easy to decimate the population with just about any method, but I don't think you'll ever completely wipe them out if you have a good rock/sand base for them to live in. Since their bristles are mildly toxic and not a usual food source for most fish, it might be best to leave them out of the food smoothy.

The albinos, actually an albino male, het female, are a breeding project. Male should be ready to go next season and the female after that. I'll probably be picking up a dh sunglow pair and a dh snow pair over the next few months. I might end up in a few other morphs over time, but those 3 will be enough to keep me busy for a while.
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Neither fish nor snakes have legs right? So this isn't entirely off topic [/img]
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Looks like I need to get a pic of mine now. Both Beautiful specimens. Rde tail looks yound too. Got mine when he was about the size of a pencil.
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They're both a little over 2 feet long. Their tubs are bigger than they need to be, so they look a little smaller. But they'll grow into them The got their first feeding tonight, didn't take any encouragment from me. So hopefully they'll grow fast and willing to breed HELLOOOO $1000 babies!
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