Help for sourcing new type of Live Food

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Help for sourcing new type of Live Food

Unread postby Romi » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:43 pm

Some fish species do not accept small worms or similar live food but will still not eat dry food. They need something bigger like earthworms or live shrimp. One species of crayfish is famous for reproducing very fast, and makes hundreds of babies that do not fight each other. This makes it possible to use it for live food.

I need a contact in the US or UK who knows about fishkeeping and can help source this crayfish species. That person could get it to India. I and my other live food friends will be happy to pay all incidental expenses and more. I will also go out of my way to help the person with keeping it for himself if he is interested, or any other live food.

If you think you can help, please contact by PM.

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Re: Help for sourcing new type of Live Food

Unread postby sushant » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:46 pm

Don't want to hijack this thread but out of curiosity would like to know won't it be easier to keep meal worm instead???
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Re: Help for sourcing new type of Live Food

Unread postby saikumar » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:06 am

If its not a secret, can you reveal that crayfish name please?

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Re: Help for sourcing new type of Live Food

Unread postby Romi » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:20 am

It is a variety of a very common species, Sai. Revealing the name here will not be appropriate because due to its prolific nature, it has invasive potential. We must be very careful about not damaging India's native species chances... Let me PM you as soon as we identify how to import it....

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Re: Help for sourcing new type of Live Food

Unread postby Romi » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:20 am

@sushant, no mealworms are not as easy as you think, not always. They are prone to grain mite infestations in the hot months . ... I have kept them for a long time now, and the mites turn me off. The solution is very time consuming for me.