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Post by LauLanChu » Wed May 27, 2009 9:18 pm

Yes, they do have, but not many and lower grade. Their major is Arowana.
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Post by Jikin14 » Wed May 27, 2009 9:28 pm

That will be interesting I like Arowana. LLC if there is only one goldfish shop in Singapore that you could visit just for interest to see fish or product not necessary to buy which will it be? Dream Koi Paradise sounds worth a visit izzit?
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Post by LauLanChu » Wed May 27, 2009 9:29 pm

Jikin14 wrote: Dream Koi Paradise sounds worth a visit izzit?
They are more in top view ranchu. Nearby you can go Seaview and JK4, walking distance.
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Post by Jikin14 » Wed May 27, 2009 9:42 pm

Thanks for the tips if I have time I will do that.
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Post by Jikin14 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:30 am

Cant thank-you enough LLC my pond is now full of Singa daphnia they are breeding like flies. Every part of the water is a mass of tiny little daphnia. Not sure how deep they go but near the surface its packed. If there is a late breeding by the Jikin the BB's are going to grow beautifully.

I wonder if adult fish eat these mini daphnia, I know they love the giant species.
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Post by LauLanChu » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:41 am

Don't mention, just a small help.

Yes, the adult do feast on the daphania.
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Post by crossback » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:36 am

read from somewhere..the adults love "singa" daphania too
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Post by LauLanChu » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:18 pm

"singa" daphnia?
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Post by Jikin14 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:43 am

Oh yes fascinating I saw the adult eating them last evening. What happens is the daphnia seem to move with the sunlight if im not mistaken, cause come sundown there are millions on the one long side of the pond where the last of the light of the day is found. I watched how the fish swim close to the side fast on the surface scooping them all in like a whale shark. First I thought some dreaded parasite as fish after fish was doing this against the side, so I went to inspect only to see millions of Daphnia along the edge.

Singa daphnia I bought in Singapore Im told in fact come in from Malaysia every morning. I wonder how many species there are. I would like to get the giant species as well as these are very efficient filterers.

Just by routine I fertilise the water-lilies so the water is a lovely green for the daphnia again.
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Moina and not daphnia.

Post by samurai » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:28 pm

The 'boon' that are available in S'pore are not daphnia. They are actually of the moina variety which is same family daphnia belongs to. Moina is much smaller than daphnia but has better protein content. Daphnia are used by the Japanese farmers to feed their young fish. Moina are used by farmers in South & S.E. Asia for the same purpose. :blink

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Post by LauLanChu » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:32 am

:oic
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Post by LauLanChu » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:48 am

Now my pond is facing green water algae problem, once started cannot eliminate, and got irritated and insulted during CNY when relatives laughed at me for being lazy to change water. Besides installing UV or shade which is too late now what is the best way to prevent green water. Heard boon can help to clear green water, how true? Yesterday just bought 2 packets of boon, hope it helps.
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Post by Trickster » Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:31 pm

I'm using biological box filters for my pond similar to this. If you still want light hue green water and at the same time see your fish, this is good and cheap to run. Where as using UV, the maintenance cost can be high, cos' you have to change the bulb annually.
You can also DIY it too, watch here part 1 and 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfadkk5W5dc

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Post by goldfish kichi » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:59 pm

Does keeping plants as in aquatic ones help? This is what they do when they are trying to prevent green water in koi ponds. This is achieved by competing with the algae for neutrients. Usually they will plant pandan plants in the path of the filteration, this can be observed in Nippon Koi Farm.

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Post by LauLanChu » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:09 pm

I do have a big filter box and some duck weeds. The water stay clear for sometime and now it is dominated by the green algae. Once it started it becomes uncontrollable.
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