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    Anyone locally carry live food for FW tanks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Anyone locally carry live food for FW tanks?
    I would guess the lack of replies would mean no, but I'm also looking for freshwater live foods I can raise in-tank if possible.

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    I used to feed mosquito larvae to my FW tank, in Virginia. Just put a bowl of water out near the front door and let them lay eggs. Don't want to do that here, since I don't have many around the house, as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    I used to feed mosquito larvae to my FW tank, in Virginia. Just put a bowl of water out near the front door and let them lay eggs. Don't want to do that here, since I don't have many around the house, as it is.
    That's an interesting idea

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    Cichlids love squigglers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Cichlids love squigglers!
    Yeah I've put small feeders in mine before and they LOVE it just like the idea of getting your own mosquitoes

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    I've tried that here with no luck. Used to do something similar in MN, you could put some water out and find egg rafts by that evening. I've left buckets out for weeks here with no luck.

    I collected water from Quail Lake previously, but ended up finding tons of hydra/planaria after that, so that's off my list for next time around.

    I tried collecting from a stream near the house, but never found any critters. I did find some algae I toss in the tank and my plecos ate it in seconds. Not sure what it was but they really loved it.

    I was hoping to get something like blackworms started in my planted tanks, but haven't found any live ones in town.

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