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Old 08-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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Inmy quest to breed tiger barbs I know I'm going to need to culture some infusoria. I just wanted to know the cheapest/simplest/ and quickest way to do this.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #2
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get a quart jar or something close. put one large lettuce leaf in it and fill with water. let set for at least 3 days . the water will turn cloudy and then you feed them this water not the lettuce . then when they are large enough feed them bbs
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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keep making the water for at least 2 to 3 weeks feed it to them 2 daily
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #4
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So redo the whole thing every 2-3 days?
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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My method is: boil a chunk of potato or banana. Place it in a jar , leave the lid off and leave it on a window ledge. After about 2-7 days it will turn cloudy, take out the potato, banana etc and feed them the infusoria.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:37 PM   #6
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theres several ways of making it . i would google- home made infusoria
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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I tried the banana method and I think it worked ok. My question is though how long is the infusoria viable? As in, how long does it last?
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Sorry, but I don't know what infusoria is. Could someone please explain.
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Sorry, but I don't know what infusoria is. Could someone please explain.
Infusoria is a collection of bacteria an other organisms that are fed to very small fry. These organisms are "cultured" or grown from doing several different methods.
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Sorry to get off topic, but could I feed my guppy fry this food?
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Sorry to get off topic, but could I feed my guppy fry this food?
You can feed them crushed flake food. I'm thinking infusoria may be to small for them.
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Thank you for the answer.
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