Live food available in Cape Town?

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  1. Nur

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    hi, i am looking for live food like brineshrimp or pods in the cape town area..
    anyone know where it is available or who has some?

    i intend to hatch brine, but haven't got aroundd to it yet.

    thanks in advance for assistance.
     
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    Im looking too, doesnt seem to be though. Nur if u find let me know pls.
    Maybe we can get some sponsors to do live foods?
     
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    i asked Dane over the weekend, he said he'll look into it, else ill buy a R50 tank and start with brine and see how it goes.
     
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    Will jump on his head to do it too. Im not good with hatching it myself, tried it back in the FW days and hardly got any to hatch lol.
     
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    lol, i'll give it a week or so. hope we get sorted by then though.
    if all else fails i'll do it myself.. do you know what vitamins i can add?
     
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    what do you want to feed it to?

    is pretty easy to hatch artemia in a 2l coke bottle.

    alternatively (and a lot more fun) is to just go down to the beach and shake live amphipods off pieces of washed up macro algae.
     
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    fish and coral..

    Longnose Hawk, Mandarin and later a CBB. but obviously the other gangsters will also feast on them.

    i have +- 60 coral so they will benefit aswel. (do you recommend target feeding as with cyclop eeze?)

    thanks
     
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    sounds like a mission to target feed 60 corals:)
    but you must ask the coral experts - as far as the fish, they would benefit from bigger pods collected.
    i guess the best would be to have established populations of pods on your live rock.


    Maybe the eggs were crappy...
     
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    I hope so too lol
    For the vitamins, im not sure maybe someone can jump in here?

    Now that sound like a plan, will see what I can get next time I go to the beach.

    Nur I found with the cyclop eeze, it just floats and most of it goes down the overflow, even if squirted into the water column.

    Could of been, think I still have some left lol.
     
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    I have two large BS hatchers here that i should actually setup at some point....
     
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    First fix your camera :p
     
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    uhu
     
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    i'll come assist if i can get some..



    i fill quarter teaspoon into a large syringe, then add some tank water then shake a couple of times.
    after say 5/6 mins after it soaks in some liquid then i point at shoot..
     
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    I tried soaking it before, even left it for like a half hour but it still floats.
     
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    Good news Guys. Was chatting to an importer the other day, he is busy negotiating bringing in a shipment of Tigger Pods, amphipods, phyto, rotifers, and all kinds of live bottled critters.
     
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    when and where?
     
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    Aweh.. Will definitely be keen!
     
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    Thats awesome.:thumbup:
     
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    Yea they will be EXTREMELY expensive as they need to be kept chilled and only has a relatively short shelf life - ie express airfreight $$$. We also looked at it but its just not financially viable on large scale.
     
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    Will also be interested.

    In Jhb there is a lot of LFS selling brine shrimps, daphnia, bloodworm.
     
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