Screw on the lid,
which must have a few nail size holes punched into its middle. After a few days youíll find that there
are micro-worms crawling everywhere. Scrape them off the walls of the
container with a window cleaner rubber blade and feed them to your
fishes in the aquarium.
Fishes eat these worms ravenously. Unlike
will not live long in the water, so donít overfeed. In addition to the
microworms, the medium they live in may sometimes be introduced into the
aquarium. If this happens, donít worry; it, too, will be eaten by the
fish and may provide another source of food for young fry.
Micro worm cultures typically last about two weeks before they
need to be replaced. You should not need to do anything to maintain this
culture. As with green water
maintain two cultures at a time to avoid
running out of food for your young fish fry.
Opinions vary on how to maximize a culture. Some people recommend
using rolled oats instead of corn meal--just be aware that the smell of the
culture may be unpleasant to some people.
On the positive side, micro worms are
the best nutritional food for your young fish fry than
baby brine shrimp.
Tiny Foods for Small Fry
Boiled and Powdered
CO2 is only a problem for fishes
if you add too much to the water.
A good level for plants is about 20 to 30 ppm. CO2 doesn't stress fishes
until the level gets to be about 50 ppm
How can I control the algae?
My pond water becomes
murky and over loaded with algae. My 10 ft X 5 ft pond contains six Koi
fishes about 2 ft in length uses pH of about 7.0 rain water.
fermentation bottle. You only need a couple
of bottles to maintain good CO2 levels in a 92-gallon aquarium--great
for growing fresh water aquarium plants and won't hurt your fishes.
Tiny Foods for
Small Fry. Cultured live foods for fry include vinegar eels,
baby brine shrimp, microworms and infusoria. Once fish eggs have hatched, youíve only just
begun the journey to breeding fish and raising their young.
Do Planted Tanks Require CO2?
plants growth depends on lighting. With low to moderate lighting, adding CO2 is not
Freshwater Java fern
(Microsorum pteropus) can suffer from Java fern
melt if blue-green algae is present due to nutrient
Water Hardness, black
or red algae affect your aquarium. Some sword plants growing from a riverbed that was pure calcium
carbonate--yet, the swords were
Healthy Plants Require Balanced Growing
An unbalanced planted aquarium need a high level of lighting
without adding carbon dioxide.
How to avoid
having algae in your aquarium? Starve your
plants and algae will grow. But can one feed the plants and avoid