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Old 02-03-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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feeders for murray cod

Hi all i just got a murray cod now i wanna start breeding feeders for him and 2archer fish hes only 3 inches long atm but i want something that will feed him when hes bigger too. Question is what should i breed how big of a tank i need and do you think this can be a sustanable way to keep the food up at a later date thanks for any help
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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eat fry now

Sorry know nothing really about preditors
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:40 AM   #3
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Neither do I but my suggestion would be maybe a smaller species of shrimp while he is still a little guy or possibly minnows (beware of disease) then when he gets bigger maybe try breeding feeder goldfish (to prevent disease). Like I said I also know nothing about this type of fish so this is just a suggestion. I have seen some pretty nasty feeder fish tanks though so maybe start with a pair or 2 from the cleanest lfs to start the breeding process and get them healthy before introducing them as food. I would recommend maybe a type of danio or tetra but I have had those as pets before so I can't lol
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Thanks been catching shrimp from the creek out back keeping them in salt water for the day then moving them to a small tank and keeping them there with bubbles is thos right thats how i was told to make them safe at my lfs.
Ive kept plenty of goldfish before they never had babys tho any idea how to breed them and how big of a tank i will need to ulimatly get 2 or three a day?
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #5
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Someone will have to chime in about the saltwater but I think that might be iffy because then you could introduce saltwater into your freshwater fishs digestive system. As for the feeder fish I've seen probably 1000s at once in a 20 maybe 30 gallon tank at the lfs. I'm not saying this is right. But maybe see if your favorite store will let you see that their water from the feeder fish tank checks out ok and inspect the fish for any telltale signs if disease. If all is good I would personally set up a 10 gallon and after it is cycled buy enough to feed him for a week or 2 and just keep refilling it with fish as needed.
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Yea keen on making things a bit cheaper as my fish get bigger. can i breed guppys and goldfish in the same tank if so how i will soon have a spare cycled 20gal laying around
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I think alot if people go with guppies. I dunno if goldfish lay eggs or not but I would think any live bearer would be the way to go, that way you don't have to worry about hatching eggs. Someone recently suggested a pair of convicts on another thread. They are egg layers(mouth brooders?) i just know once they start breeding people tend to be over run. Platys and Molly's are live bearers also.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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I think breeding convicts would need a bigger tank then the others. If you know your going to be breeding any of the fish long term maybe get a slightly bigger tank... 20-35g so that you have plenty of space for the fry to get bigger if you know you will want bigger feeders eventually. With guppies they would probably be okay in a 10g with good filtration and regular water changes. But since you specifically want them to breed for food I'm gonna say the bigger the Better so it's easier to keep water quality good and disease free.
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Yea guppys will be good for 12 monthes or so and for the archers for ever but. when the cod gets bigger he will eat 10 to 20 a day i think i need something bigger too
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breeding guppys and goldfish

no you cant breed goldfish and guppys in the same tank what you need too do imo is get some mosquito fish from the ditches and breed them but quarntine them first to get them healthy then you got plenty fresh food also you cancollect mosquito larva in the spring and summer just my thoughts i know nothing about feeding predators also the lake near mw has freshwater grass shrimp i catch them all the time by using pillow case attached to a long pole by stiff wire you just have to go wading
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