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Old 04-06-2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Keeping Pods..?

Quick question. can pods be grown or kept in a 10g tank separately?

I know they occur in established tanks but you can buy them online so can the ones you buy online be used to propagate a tank full?

You all know what the idea is, and usually its more trouble than it's worth but I thought I'd ask. I have a 10g coming up empty soon so I figured why not. LOL

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You sure can. If you want a higher population of them you have to feed very small amounts of food tho.
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So could I basically keep them in the 10g like I would any other fish? They are so small I couldn't filter it though could I? I have a setup with filter, hood, light, heater think this would be enough to raise them?


Thanks for the speedy response I'm really curious what people think
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I actually do the exact thing that you are talking about. I have a 10g set up with just some LR and an airstone and some T8s. They breed amazingly!!! I do give them waterchanges about as often as my 225 thought.
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I actually do the exact thing that you are talking about. I have a 10g set up with just some LR and an airstone and some T8s. They breed amazingly!!! I do give them waterchanges about as often as my 225 thought.

Do they produce enough for a supplemental food source? How do you do a pwc with them being so small?


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I just pump out 2.5 gallons once a week and replace it with water from my water change.

as far as feeding my tank i normally just change out the couple of pieces of LR with two others like a rotation and use them to supplement the natural population of my fuge..... kinda a booster. I have had a mandarin as well as a red scooter blenny for a while now and both do great.
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Thanks so much for your help. I'm still in the planning stage lol. I was thinking bio cube for a mandarin. The lfs has them on frozen food but I wanted to make sure I could supplement his diet with an ongoing supply of pods.

I'm still not sure how you would pwc the tank, don't you loose alot of potential pods? Or can I screen off a the siphon at the end so they don't get sucked up. hehe I'm sorry I'm not getting it
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If you just siphon from the middle of the tank you really wont suck too many up... of course you are going to lose a few but when there are no predators in the tank they can reproduce very fast.
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Ahh I see now. Thanks for clarifying for me.

i like having this option. Thanks so much, if I do it I'll be sure to post pictures of my mandarin. I LOVE those fish.
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me too!!! I also really like my red scooter blenny. They are really neat fish
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