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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 10:19 am 
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why why why :( I have no idea why he died. I picked up a trio almost 2 months ago at the Auction from Bill I believe. Just the male died. His body didn't show any signs of external damage, or parasites. His underbelly did have a slight yellow coloration to it though.

Any ideas on what might of caused this? Both females look nice an healthy.
They were feeding rather lightly, not aggressivly at all. Maybe it was starvation???

Anyone know if Bill's on the msg board?

-Mike


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:49 pm 
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Hi Mike,

Sorry to hear about your male Biotoecus. I am not certain what
may have caused his death, especially since both females are healthy.

Biotoecus are not really aggressive eaters, but mine do very well on
baby brine shrimp every day - with an occasional supplement of frozen
Daphnia or chopped Blackworms.

I have more Biotoecus here, and could certainly bring a male to this
month's meeting. Let me know what you think.

Bill MacIndewar


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:56 am 
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Would love to work something out with you to get another male.
-not 100% sure if I'll be able to make it to the next meeting as it's the same day as my 2nd wedding anniversary-

They feed on baby brine? I would think that baby brine would be too small for them, as they were quite large and could easily take adult BS, glassworms, etc...

Again, I didn't try and daphnia as I figured the daphnia would be too small and go pretty much unnoticed by the Biotoecus.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:22 pm 
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Hi Mike,

We can certainly work something out on another male. Let me know
when might be best.

Biotoecus love baby brine shrimp - I have watched them hunt the tiny
shrimp for hours after feeding. In fact, each tank in my fishroom gets
a dose of baby brine shrimp every day!

Hope this helps... We can talk again before next week's meeting.

Bill M.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:13 am 
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Not sure if you'll see this prior to the meeting, but I won't be able to make tonight's meeting Bill. Next month for sure though!!! Hopefuly we can make some type of arrangement.

The two females are fine, but a little lonely :)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:07 pm 
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No problem Mike... we can talk again before next month's meeting.


Bill M.


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