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Gammarus, Scuds and other low maintenance live food cultures

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I was recently reading an article and I came across these Gammarus shrimp.

I've been looking for an easy to culture live food for a while now bbs are fiddly and I'm still nowhere near being successful with daphnia, I'm pretty successful with blackworms but I would like to have a second culture of some sort.

It said that these can survive fresh and brackish water and not only help cleaning up but are also an excellent food source for fish.

My questions:

1. Can you get these in Australia

2. Would they be too large for Bumblebee gobies, desert gobies?

3. Would they harm smaller fish like endlers?

4. How compatible are they with other shrimp species

It would be awesome if someone has some experience with these.

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I get them all the time- they appear in puddles and rain containers, I assume they must come down in the rain as larvae. Never managed to keep them alive very long though, but yes, they definitely exist.

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I get them all the time- they appear in puddles and rain containers, I assume they must come down in the rain as larvae. Never managed to keep them alive very long though, but yes, they definitely exist.

Hopefully this thread gets a bit more popularity and we can find out a bit more about them.

I'd be really interested in trying to culture them.

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