Re: [RML] P.connieae

Adrian R. Tappin (atappin at ecn.net.au)
Thu, 11 Jun 1998 14:51:43 +1000

At 03:03 10/06/98 -1000, Mach wrote:

>It might have been the brine shrimp enrichment formula. I noticed they
>were getting fat.
>MTF

I think we have to be a little careful using aquaculture practices with
aquarium fish. Aquaculturists just want to grow their fish as quick as
possible to the largest size they can.

I would like to feed them some freshwater live foods such as Moina or such
if only I could culture them. Quite the opposite from Artemia, adults of
these species normally have a higher nutritional content (omega-3 fatty
acids) than their juveniles do. Some species have been reported to have
protein contents exceeding 70%. Plus they also get a little bit more
'roughage' in their diet.

There is also suppose to be a freshwater fairy shrimp that can be cultured
but I don't know what their proper name is and haven't heard of anyone that
cultured them.

Adrian.
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