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Posted 07 September 2008 - 02:53 AM

I'm considering breeding Corys, and I was wondering If I could use Golden pearls instead of BBS or Microworms. If so, what sizes would I need?

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 10:01 PM

Hi Kets,

Never heard of Golden Pearls, is that fine granular food ?
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:05 PM

I've not seen them for sale but I've heard of them. They are tiny granules of fish meal that have been treated so that they contain tiny pockets of air. Think of them as miniature maltesers. (Without the chocolate) The upshot is that they stay in the water column rather than sink to the bottom. People are using them as a bbs substitute.
I think they come in different sizes.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE (kets @ Sep 6 2008, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm considering breeding Corys, and I was wondering If I could use Golden pearls instead of BBS or Microworms. If so, what sizes would I need?



They are being quoted as originally created for marine fry but seem to do very well for all fry. Obviously being floaters for a while they last longer for corry fry so take this into consideration when feeding.

http://www.karmafarm.../gopefryfo.html

http://www.kensfish....cialtyfood.html

I have found them to replace BBS and of course there is no hatching involved.

I am sure there will be somewhere in the UK that sells them as well, if not let me know and I will see what the costs would be to mail them over to Bonny Scotland.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:53 PM

Hi Steve,

I will be going down to England for the Catfish Study Group auction in a couple of weeks so I will ask about. There is somewhere in the back of my brain (there is not much room there biggrin.gif ) that tells me that I have seen it in the U.K.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:22 PM

Graham Miller at Discus Essentials(Invergordon) has got them.

http://www.discusess...?...6&Itemid=34
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:18 PM

Thanks Roy, I will order and give them a try. Have you any favourites size wise ?
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Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:43 PM

QUOTE (scotcat @ Nov 11 2008, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Roy, I will order and give them a try. Have you any favourites size wise ?


I haven't tried them yet, but due to the big jump in the price of brine shrimp eggs it won't be long!!
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:10 AM

Ive ordered up a tub this morning artemia replacement size...300-500micron. have a look here,its not the cheapest but neither is brine shrimp eggs these days sad.gif
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:33 AM

QUOTE (neil @ Nov 23 2008, 07:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ive ordered up a tub this morning artemia replacement size...300-500micron. have a look here,its not the cheapest but neither is brine shrimp eggs these days sad.gif
http://www.ta-aquaculture.co.uk


Glad you managed to find a place over there, if anyone ever needs anything from t'other side of the pond give me a shout and we will see what can be done.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:33 AM

QUOTE (Woo @ Nov 26 2008, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad you managed to find a place over there, if anyone ever needs anything from t'other side of the pond give me a shout and we will see what can be done.

Steve

Thanx steve,thats really good of you to offer smile.gif




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