Dendroboard - View Single Post - is it a must for clay substrate for pumilio?

Go Back   Dendroboard
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read Advertise

Support Our Sponsors


View Single Post
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 04-15-2013, 07:38 PM
phender's Avatar
phender phender is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 1,756
Thanks: 35
Thanked 165 Times in 137 Posts
Default Re: is it a must for clay substrate for pumilio?

Some of my pumilio tanks have clay backgrounds and some do not. None of them have clay floor.

The reason for clay substrate seems to be making calcium available to baby pumilio through direct absorption or eating springs/isopods that have collected calcium by moving through the substrate.

I have three questions.

First, is their any actual data showing that clay substrate helps reduce MOODS.

Second, if I am feeding dusted fruit flies, calcium gets on the leaf litter and brom leaves. If the frogs are walking in the leaf litter and sitting on leaves and springs/isos are moving through the leaf litter, wouldn't the same processes take place that take place with a clay substrate, maybe even more so?

Third, many of the MOODS deaths happen after the babies have already been taking dusted fruit flies, sometimes for months. Is a clay substrate making any difference at that point?

leucs, azureus, El Cope auratus, golfito grannies, pumilio-Bastis, ManCreeks, Colons
Reply With Quote
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.