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Blackworms - Viewed 10757 times
By Clint Norwood   Live Blackworms, about twice lifesize. © Clint Norwood Psst, want to get your fish in a spawning mood? Here's the trick,

Brine Shrimp As Fry Food - Viewed 8419 times
By Clint Norwood Here is a typical 8 oz. cup of harvested baby brine shrimp that you should get from a teaspoon of eggs. Brine shrimp, also known as artemia, are

Confused Flour Beetles - Viewed 6113 times
Trichogramma confusumBy Blessed Silence  Confused Flour Beetle © Blessed Silence They have been so apt

Culturing Vinegar Eels - Viewed 7407 times
By Clint Norwood   A mature culture, ready for harvesting Vinegar eels are a extremely tiny aquatic nematode (about the size of microworms or smaller), r

Daphnia As A Live Food For Aquarium Fish - Viewed 12293 times
By Clint Norwood  What are Daphnia: Daphnia are a very small freshwater shrimp like creatures. They are found in small pools, ditches and ponds all over the world. They thrive best where there is an abundance of food for them. They are filter feeders, that is they swim ar

Fruit Fly Culture - Viewed 7365 times
By: "Blessed Silence" There are several species of fruit flies, but it is easier to categorize them as wingless and flightless. Wingless don't have any wings or have small clumps of wing material, as where flightless have wings, there just not able to use them.

Grindal Worms - Viewed 11386 times
By Clint Norwood Grindal worms are a tiny relative of the common earthworm. Much larger than microworms but only a fourth the size of the harder to keep Whiteworms. Grindals are about half an inch long and as big around as a piece of thread.  They make excellent liv

Growing Adult Brine Shrimp - Viewed 8250 times
By William Berg  General Info. Brine shrimps, or artemia, are a zooplankton used mainly as fry food, but they can also be grown to about 20 mm (0.8 inch) in length and be a valuable food source for adult fishes

Harvest MILLIONS of Microworms - Viewed 8799 times
By Bill Wedekind Dear fellow aquarium enthusiasts:I only recently bumped into this site as a result of my search for a microworm culture. Only then did I learn of this valuable resource to share ideas and experiences. Well, I would like to share with all of you an incred

Infusoria - Viewed 4632 times
By Clint Norwood  Infusoria can be cultured and fed to the very tiniest of fry. Although I side with the group that tends to believe that most aquarist would be better served starting the fry off with Vinegar Eels, Microworms or baby Brine Shrimp, there are many other experienced fi

Live Foods - Viewed 5323 times
By Clint Norwood Fish eat live food in the wild. And since they have adapted to this lifestyle over millions of years, they will always do better if they are given at least an occasional treat of live food. There are a few instances in a fish's life where live food is mo

Micro-Worms - Viewed 3863 times
By Clint Norwood  Micro-worms are the easiest live food to culture for feeding small fish and/or raising fry.  What are Micro-Worms? Imagine an tiny earthworm, so small you can barely see them, and then only if you strain your eyes. The p

Microworm Feeding Frenzy Video - Viewed 6079 times
Microworm Feeding Frenzy - Fish going crazy for Microworms Submitted by Becki Stacey

Mosquito Larvae Free Live Food - Viewed 3690 times
By Clint Norwood If you want to provide your aquarium fish with some of the most nutritious and natural food available, setup your own Mosquito Larvae culture. Simple And Easy!

White Worms - Viewed 3753 times
By Blessed Silence White worms are one of the better live foods for conditioning fish for spawning or to get the picky eaters to eat. They are about 3/4" to 1" in length, when feeding to fish you need to be careful to offer a varied diet. White worms are high in fat

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