Tag Archives: Live food

Aquarimax 250: Aquarium podcast

Aquarimax on aquariums!

Join hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from Paul in Central California and Matt in Perth, Western Australia.


Meet Finn, a former carnival fish who now has a great life with Paul in Central California:

Finn from CA

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Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from JR in Kentucky; Mick in the one and only Carnforth, UK;  Ravikumar in Kerala, India; and Tom in Provo, UT.

See Mick with a radio host and a lovely corn snake:




Aquarimax Epsiode 206

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from Mick in Carnforth, UK and Eliot in Sacramento, California.


If you have access through a library or academic institution, this article discusses how the diet of nematodes such as microworms can change the nutritional makeup of the worms:

C. Schlechtriem, M. Ricci, U. Focken and K. Becker The suitability of the free-living nematode Panagrellus redivivus as live food for first-feeding fish larvae Journal of Applied Ichthyology 20



Here is Eliot in Sacramento, California’s 3-chambered sump, home to many red cherry shrimp:


Here, Eliot documents his success with the Dry Start Method in photos:











After two weeks of Dry Start Method:7

Aquarimax Episode 101: From Copepods and Daphnia to Aquarium Management App and German Blue Rams

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Dan in Auburn, WA; Tony In NY; Juliette in Paris, France; Alex in Melbourne, Australia; Andrejka in Oregon; and Anne in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Tony shared this link on raising Daphnia together with plants:


as well as this link on aquarium-safe rocks:



Rus would like to add this link about raising Daphnia on some alternative food sources:



Juliette would like to share two great links on shrimp:

caridea.org (in French)

crustahunter.com  (similar to above but in English and German)

Alex would like to make his web-based aquarium manager application available for free to all aquarists, so here it is:




Aquarimax Episode 11: Daphnia and Moina

Aquarimax Episode 11-Daphnia and Moina

Aquarimax Hosts Rus and Kelly discuss culturing Daphnia and Moina as live fish food.
Here is a quick guide on how to culture Daphnia:


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