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  1. I was giving all my tanks some frozen bloodworms this evening when all of a sudden a scud in the betta tank grabbed a bloodworm and was off like a shot. I was so startled, I thought in was a small fish. (Our scuds are big.) I thought maybe the scud was confused, so I dropped a few bloodworms in one of my scud tanks. The crowd went wild. They loved them. Before long it looked like most scuds in the tank were swimming around hugging a hunk of bloodworm. I have been feeding the scuds hornwort and chunks of pumpkin and banana. Now and then I give them a bit of fish food. I wasn't impressed with the rate at which they were multiplying. I am eager to see if bloodworms will help. The fish in my native tank love scuds. They spend long periods, staying very still in the water, staring at rocks waiting for a scud to appear. At first I thought maybe the fish were confused, or depressed until I saw one catch a scud. Anyone else have interesting food they feed their scuds?
  2. I went fishing and found a slow part of the river. The amount of fry snails daphnia scuds and other critters was impressive. It was all feeding off of 8 inches of mulm. Really let's you know that your tank doesn't have to be spotless.
  3. Saw a ton of scuds yesterday. Put this beautiful guy in yesterday to go hunting......haven't seen a scud yet today. I know that he won't get them all but hopefully will keep under control until the ember tetras going in here are out of quarantine and then he will move to the 20 long
  4. So I occasionally collect wild scuds after work. We have an old gravel mine in the back that only gets dredged every few years. Every spring and fall, the amphipods swim into the shallow temporary pools on the edge to catch the warm sunshine. I’ve grabbed them there in the past to feed to my loaches. So anyway I randomly decided to try to keep some alive this year and see if they would breed for me. They’re pretty big at over an inch long so the breeding size adults are mostly going to be fed to my dojo loaches, dollar sunfish and killifish. I’m hoping to be able to net out babies to feed out to all the other fish. Anyways, any tips on long term scud care? Picture shows the edge of the lake, how I caught them (paper cup and gallon ziplock) and what I ended up putting them in (old 5 gallon acrylic hex that hadn’t been used in 10 years). I tossed some water sprite and duck weed in the top. I don’t know if they’ll eat it or not.
  5. @Cory should I worry about scuds in a shrimp breeding tank ? I’m hearing horror stories of them out breeding and out competing the shrimp . As well as eating baby shrimp . Not sure how I would get rid of them .
  6. I currently have a 10g tank heavily planted and purchased plants from my local fish store. I have two Amazon swords (one is a red flame) and they produce leaves weekly. That being said I have replaced them in the substrate several times because the roots cannot seem to grow. I have had the tank for 3 months and have fed the swords heavily (3/4 easy root tabs per month) and am wondering if the scuds are eating the roots. Had anyone else had this experience? I am debating starting the tank all over in a 30 long with new substrate and replacing my filter sponges along with heavily cleaning my decorations. thoughts?
  7. In my quarantine tank where there have been no adult shrimp - and any adult shrimp I had died 4 months ago, I’m finding tiny shrimp or tiny shrimp like insects? Is it possible that the adult shrimp - which I only had for a matter of weeks before they died, could have laid eggs on a moss ball? I can’t find any information that support volunteer shrimp. They act like shrimp, swim like shrimp and I’m surprised at how aggressive they are with the snails! Any thoughts? Thanks, Rosie
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