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Old 11-20-2018, 10:25 PM
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This is is probably something that has been talked about in the million existing threads, but just wondering how visible and out powder blue isopods are? I have dwarf whites in my vivs right now and they're pretty much entirely subterranean so never get up high. In peoples experience do powder blues explore to get the mold in higher areas? Or is there a better isopod for this jobt

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Old 11-20-2018, 11:09 PM
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I have them in a master culture, and in one tank. They are easily visible in their master culture, but not as much in the tank. They have, however, made appearances up high in the tank when I wasn't expecting them to be there. They seem fairly ubiquitous in that tank so far.
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The most visible isopods I have ever owned are zebras. They also happen to be one of the cooler looking forms so win win...

If I had it to do again I would have put them in all my tanks.

Don't mix them with anything though as they will get out competed. They grow in population slowly but once they are established you are good to go.

Also they should be fine with dwarf whites. Nothing else though...

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Old 11-21-2018, 01:09 AM
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How fast do you find they reproduce and mature to adulthood? And how many do you think you need in a tank (say 18x18x18) to reliably have a culture in a viv?

I think really I want an isopod that fulfills the same niche as dwarf whites but can be in more places.
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The zebras reportedly take a lot longer to reproduce than all the dwarf species. If I owned them I would get a large mother colony going outside of my vivs before I put them into my tanks to ensure I had enough to reseed in the event of an unsuccessful introduction.
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