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    Live food for my cichlids.

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    williemcd

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    Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by williemcd on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:27 pm

    This spring here in Va we generally see an outbreak of a tiny critter called spider or cedar mites. They look like tiny tiny red ants. I was thinking about collecting a few of them occasionally and giving the cichlids a rare treat!.. (my home is organic so no worry about pesticides).. I also will at times take an earth worm.. soak it in clean water to "empty" it out then chop it up in bite sized chunks.. They go crazy over this!.. Anything else on the menu?
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    Fern
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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by Fern on Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:41 pm

    June bugs, mosquito larvae and flys
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:04 pm

    The creek behind my house gets loaded with mosquito fish fry.
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    williemcd

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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by williemcd on Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:02 pm

    do you trap the for home use? Bill
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by FishVixen on Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:36 am

    they are in my 33L stream tank.
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    williemcd

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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by williemcd on Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:56 am

    yea.. i know that.. do you use them as food?
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by FishVixen on Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:19 am

    when i get fry in the spring I do,
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    williemcd

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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by williemcd on Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:53 pm

    I'll be camping in your back yard!
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    FishVixen
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    Re: Live food for my cichlids.

    Post by FishVixen on Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:39 pm

    Who needs to camp it's 5 feet from the fence. cheers

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