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Scuds

Postby muffinman10938 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:16 pm

I was thinking of starting a scud culture to feed my African cichlids and was wondering if it was okay to raise them in my sump. I have some open room were the clean water is at the end of my sump but I didn't know if the plant matter to feed the scuds or their waste would foul the water going into the tank. If I couldn't do that, I was thinking of using a trash can outdoors with aeration. If anyone has raised scuds, I could use the advice.
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Re: Scuds

Postby BillD » Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:54 pm

My experience with scuds is that they flourish on thread algae. I used to place algae covered plants into their tank to have them cleaned off; if they finished the algae before I removed the plant, they started on the plant.. I kept mine in a 5 gallon tank with no aeration or filtration. Had them in there for about 5 years until I put some thread algae in there that contained some Rivulus eggs, They hatched and wiped out the scuds.
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Re: Scuds

Postby muffinman10938 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:13 pm

Okay, I think I will just get a five gallon bucket at Home Depot and put some Java moss and hornwort to help with oxygenation and filtration and possibly provide food for them
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