Feeding crayfish to my mappa

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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:56 pm

If you promise you will upgrade at the end of this year, he should be OK in the 90g, since he's so small now. I feed a lot of FW foods to my SW animals (mostly live blackworms) but soak as mentioned & feed ground plankton to the worms, while soaking in the fridge.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks PP-

Do you feed cocckles? Any idea where to get them? I see you live in chicago also. I was hoping you could tell me where you go to get these things. Ive never heard of them. So, what kind of tank size should I be looking to upgrade to?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:04 pm

do these guys like lower flow? Can I have too much flow in this tank for him?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm

I recently found vacuum-packed bags of frozen mussels at Tony's.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:27 pm

cool... wheres tony's?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:13 pm

It's a produce store all over Chgo. Where are you?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:17 pm

Im at diversey and the lake. Ive lived here my whole life and never heard of tony's.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:22 pm

When its time to upgrade the tank, what dimensions should I be looking for to house this mappa puffer? Is my idea of using LR and A protein skimmer a good long term idea or is a wet dry absolutely neccessary?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby sevenyearnight on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:17 am

You shouldn't need a wet and dry, but I have no personal experience operating one. I heard something about nitrate spikes, and decided against it. So they may be great, it's just not what I've heard.

I might be wrong, but my personal guide, which applies to most not-so-flexible active fish, is at least 4-5X the adult max length of the fish for the length of the tank, and at least 2x the length of the fish for the width.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:18 am

Minimum, 250g but I'd recommend 2x that:
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:49 pm

sevenyearnight wrote:You shouldn't need a wet and dry, but I have no personal experience operating one. I heard something about nitrate spikes, and decided against it. So they may be great, it's just not what I've heard.

I might be wrong, but my personal guide, which applies to most not-so-flexible active fish, is at least 4-5X the adult max length of the fish for the length of the tank, and at least 2x the length of the fish for the width.


Yeah, i know about wetdry and nitrates. Im just wondering if there willbe enough filtration on the tank. Im also woried about the deep sand bed getting clogged with detritus. Would a bare bottom sump with LR and algae be smarter?
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:52 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Minimum, 250g but I'd recommend 2x that:
ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Marine/A_Mappa/


Would 20% weekly water changes be sufficient? This will be the only fish.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:12 am

bump
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby las on Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:38 pm

sevenyearnight wrote:You shouldn't need a wet and dry, but I have no personal experience operating one. I heard something about nitrate spikes, and decided against it. So they may be great, it's just not what I've heard.

I might be wrong, but my personal guide, which applies to most not-so-flexible active fish, is at least 4-5X the adult max length of the fish for the length of the tank, and at least 2x the length of the fish for the width.


For the moment I am running a DSB refugium with reverse daylight algae growing. Tank is full of live rock and oversized protein skimmer. Am looking into an ozonizer for my skimmer.
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Re: Feeding crayfish to my mappa

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:56 pm

What is your reasoning for ozone? Very dangerous to use.
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