Re: NANFA-- Re: NANFA- Colonial Hydrozoans (At Cranberry Glade Lake!)

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 22 Jun 2000 14:33:30 -0700

To get bacteria going to feed these creatures, maybe try the same methods
used to feed protzoan, and euglena cultures. This usually consists of
haveing snails present, and then adding a few fish pellets, and maybe a
small amount of yeast. Just enough to keep a haze in the water. I don't
know if this will work, but it is worth a shot. it would be interesting to
have some people getting freshwater invertrabrate tanks going, and keep them
going like the salt water ones. Other than lacking neon rainbows of color
they should be just as interesting. I would think it would be awesome to
have a larger tank with all these things , plus a few tiny fish species of
choice. I would be willing to bet once the code was "cracked", that these
would be small self sustaining ecosystems just as there salt water counter
parts are. I have always wanted to start one, but have many species of
fish, and am always using tank space for them. Especially my largest tanks.
I would think a 40 gallon "breeder" tank would be Ideal for a tiny
freshwater "reef" tank. Possible fish could be elassoma, h. formosa, e.
microperca, or even some tropical killis, tetras, or my favorite, badis

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