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Pair of Neotoca bilineata ‘Presa de Cointzio’ (Rare Goodied, Livebearer)


Item specifics

Gender: Pair (Male and Female) Tank Capacity: 50 – 60 L
Water Type: Fresh Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Modified Item: No Species: Goodied, Livebearer
Custom Bundle: No Non-Domestic Product: No
Water Temperature: Tropical & Temperate Temperament: Moderate

Pair of Neotoca bilineata ‘Presa de Cointzio’ (Rare Goodied, Livebearer)

Price : 30.00 GBP

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Cichlid Flakes 2kg Bulk Bag


Item specifics

Condition:

New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is
Brand: AquaSnack
Type: Vacation/Weekend Food Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
EAN: 7106585636597

Cichlid Flakes 2kg Bulk Bag

Price : 34.99 GBP

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Dried Bloodworm – 1KG Bulk Bag


Item specifics

Condition:

New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is
Brand: AquaSnack
Type: Vacation/Weekend Food Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
MPN: AD1204 EAN: 7106587338963

Dried Bloodworm – 1KG Bulk Bag

Price : 77.99 GBP

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2 (two) x Males of Poecilia sphenops «Gold» (Molly, Livebearer, Mexico)


Item specifics

Gender: Males Difficulty Level: Beginner
Water Type: Fresh Species: Livebearer
Water Temperature: Tropical Temperament: Peaceful
Tank Capacity: 80 – 100 L

2 (two) x Males of Poecilia sphenops «Gold» (Molly, Livebearer, Mexico)

Price : 0.99 GBP

The listing ends in : [readable_time]2018-08-16 19:06:44[/readable_time]

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Baby Brine Shrimp (Artemia Nauplii)

The supplied Baby Brine Shrimps (BBS) are nauplii of Artemia salina. They are one of the best foods for fry, juveniles and small fishes, used as a diet supplement by many avid fish keepers for their nutritional value!

The BBS closely duplicate the nutritional value of many of the small freshwater crustaceans found in the natural habitats of our fishes. They have the added advantage of being enriched by special micro foods containing extra vitamins and amino acids to condition most freshwater and marine tropical fish. Moreover, they are free from freshwater parasites and bacteria since they come from water with heavy salt concentrations.

Storage, or holding live BBS at cold temperatures, is a way of preserving the nutritional quality while maintaining a live food. Place the bags in the refrigerator. The BBS should remain alive for a few days for later feedings. Cold storage of live BBS saves time and eliminates the need to maintain daily hatches of Artemia salina cysts. When nauplii are stored at 4°C, their metabolism is slowed down considerably, conserving essential nutrients, lipids, and fatty acids that many fish and invertebrate larvae require. A lower metabolism will also slow down growth and maintain a smaller feed particle size for smaller larvae and fry. Later feedings of stored BBS is easy. Simply pour the BBS into a fine mesh net, rinse with fresh water, and feed.

Baby Brine Shrimp (Artemia Nauplii)

Mysis Shrimps

Mysis shrimps are extremely high in nutritional value for all medium to larger fresh and saltwater aquarium fish. Mysis shrimp induce an energetic feeding response in even finicky aquarium fish. Mysis shrimp boast naturally higher fatty acid profiles and Omega-3’s than enriched brine shrimp.

Mysids are small shrimp-like crustaceans with a heavy carapace covering their thorax and can grow to 1 cm in length. Adapted to life in estuaries, these tough, hardy crustaceans can withstand a wide range of salinity and temperatures. Mysidopsis species are omnivorous and cannibalistic, feeding on diatoms and small crustaceans such as copepods.

These crustaceans are commonly called possum shrimp because the females carry their developing young in a bulging pouch or marsupium formed by at the base of their legs. Females can carry broods of up 30 fry in their pouches, although 6 or 7 is the normal brood size. The young mysids are not released until they are well-developed juveniles. Each fry is approximately 4-to-5 times bigger than newly-hatched Artemia nauplii (baby brine shrimp). Females produce young continuously, refilling their pouch with eggs as soon as their latest brood is released. The juvenile Mysids will reach their adult size of 1 inch (1.25 cm) in about 3 weeks, creating a new generation every 30 days. Male mysids are slightly larger than female mysids and are readily identifiable by their conspicuous absence of the white brood pouch.

Storage, or holding live mysis shrimp at cold temperatures, is a way of preserving the nutritional quality while maintaining a live food. Place the bags in the refrigerator. The mysis shrimp should remain alive for a few days for later feedings. Simply pour the mysis shrimp into a fine mesh net, rinse with fresh water, and feed. Uneaten mysis shrimp will not foul your aquarium, but do feed according to your aquatic animals and aquarium size.

Mysis Shrimps

Daphnia

Daphnia, popularly known as water fleas, are small crustaceans that live in fresh water such as ponds, lakes, and streams. They serve as an important source of aquatic food. Feeding live Daphnia results in a remarkable improvement in the appearance, health, and longevity of fish and other aquatic organisms. They mature in just a few days, so it does not take long to grow a stable culture.

If fish could write, Daphnia would be at the top of their grocery list. These irresistible, tasty little morsels don’t cause indigestion or constipation and are non-fattening. These little water fleas, as they are sometimes called, love to propagate, and are most enticed to do so in alkaline water (above pH 7.0) that is between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with medium light intensity. Incredibly, they are quite content in a relatively small volume of water as long as there is enough food and oxygen to support them.

Daphnia provide two primary vitamins that are of vital importance to fish — vitamins A and D. Vitamin A is essential for the growth and development of fish, and it also serves as an excellent anti-infective agent. Vitamin D is primarily responsible for the production of bone, and all vertebrates are therefore dependent on it. Daphnia also offer small amounts of vitamins B and C, which vary in quantity depending on what foods the Daphnia have consumed. Vitamin B supports tissue growth and stimulates appetite. Vitamin C aids in skin formation and coloration. Finally, Daphnia provide protein, carbohydrates (sugars and starches) and fats.

There are numerous advantages to offering Daphnia in comparison to a diet consisting exclusively of dried foods. Dried foods typically lack essential vitamins. Daphnia provide the necessary vitamins in proportionally balanced quantities. Because they are a live food, Daphnia activate a fish’s instinct to hunt. Overfeeding Daphnia to aquarium fish will not pollute aquarium water because they will live until eaten later on. There are no difficult or costly requirements needed to cultivate Daphnia to adulthood.

This is a good opportunity to start your own Daphnia culture if required, or you can just feed your fish straight away. Please have a look at this page for more info about Daphnia (background, culturing, and other information).

Daphnia