sea lice

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  1. magman

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    I want to try and feed my nennie only live food from now on, I have been keeping some shrimps and prawns in the filter as food, some have got over into the LR and have been there for months and grown. But sea lice, would they survive for upto a month, and even one or two small ones in the tank, are they safe?
     
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  3. shane

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    Hi Magman,
    Do you mind lf I tagg along here and also ask if it would be safe to keep sea lice in a marine tank?
    Cheers
     
  4. Sentari

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    I would think that sealice like burrowing. So i would say no... but i'm taggin along.
     
  5. magman

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    the main intention is they burrow down the nennies throat....:thumbup:
     
  6. Tony

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    I wouldn't chance it. Rather feed frozen food like small hake pieces, pink shrimp or chopped up mussel
     
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    I would not take a chance...Like Tony said feed frozen food...
     
  8. seank

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    I used to feed my Carpet Nemmie sealice every week, and he used to love it. Sealice will not survive in a tank with the sand submerged 24/7- I've done that for close to 02 years. Check my thread- you will see pics of the nemmie eating sealice
     
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