Some Isopod questions

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Some Isopod questions

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:26 am

So i think the next step for my hermits tank will be adding some isopods.

if anyone has any links on ispods or their care id be very appreciative.

my main questions:

Are any types better than the others?
if so why or why not?



Care? ( i know its very close to hermits but is there anything else they need? or maybe any foods that are hermit safe but not isopod safe? )



where would any of you recommend buying the isopods as i have no where to collect them here.


how many would you feel correct for a 20g long tank with four hermits

again i am open to any and all advice! thank you guys so much!!

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:38 am

There is a link on here under forums. I bought my isopods from isopod connection ~ Stacy is great there! Www.isopodconnection.com I have just the normal shiny ones for my 100 gallon. I just ordered dalmations and powdered blues. The zebras are really popular here.


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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:09 pm

GotButterflies wrote:There is a link on here under forums. I bought my isopods from isopod connection ~ Stacy is great there! http://Www.isopodconnection.com I have just the normal shiny ones for my 100 gallon. I just ordered dalmations and powdered blues. The zebras are really popular here.


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i found a couple of websites and sadly that one isnt active :(

the different types can co mingle? nice. to know.

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Post by NLindsey921 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:40 pm

http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com/Isopods_c15.htm
Try this one. It's where I got mine.

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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 pm

NLindsey921 wrote:http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com/Isopods_c15.htm
Try this one. It's where I got mine.

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thanks! do you know what type you got?

and ive been looking at the complete kit. did you just get isop's? or a tat as well?

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Post by NLindsey921 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:33 pm

Just Jay wrote:
NLindsey921 wrote:http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com/Isopods_c15.htm
Try this one. It's where I got mine.

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thanks! do you know what type you got?

and ive been looking at the complete kit. did you just get isop's? or a tat as well?
I got the dwarf white ones. I also only got the isopods because I set up my own habitat for them. Sadly that got invaded by ants so I just put the ones that were still alive in the crab tank and hoped for the best.

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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:55 pm

NLindsey921 wrote:
Just Jay wrote:
NLindsey921 wrote:http://shop.bugsincyberspace.com/Isopods_c15.htm
Try this one. It's where I got mine.

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thanks! do you know what type you got?

and ive been looking at the complete kit. did you just get isop's? or a tat as well?
I got the dwarf white ones. I also only got the isopods because I set up my own habitat for them. Sadly that got invaded by ants so I just put the ones that were still alive in the crab tank and hoped for the best.

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any particular reason as to why you got the white ones?

sorry about the ants!

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:41 pm

Www.isopodconnection.tictail.com sorry, gave wrong link!


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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:45 pm

My isopod tat got invaded by food mites, I salvaged about 50, and put them into my crabitat. Was thriving at first, not sure what happened.


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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:54 pm

Mk. All good things to know! Thanks for the new link the forums have the same one you first posted. I was thinking since most people post that the tank gets some sort of insect infestation id do a sand and ee mix. Hopefully that way i can do feeding dishes changed often like the crabs

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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:27 pm

I did sand, worm castings, ee, moss and oak leaves. I did not use containers for food. I just put it on leaves, and replaced leaves as necessary.


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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by Just Jay » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:45 pm

Do they need water dishes? Im assuming thed drown

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Post by NLindsey921 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:28 pm

Just Jay wrote:
NLindsey921 wrote:
Just Jay wrote:
thanks! do you know what type you got?

and ive been looking at the complete kit. did you just get isop's? or a tat as well?
I got the dwarf white ones. I also only got the isopods because I set up my own habitat for them. Sadly that got invaded by ants so I just put the ones that were still alive in the crab tank and hoped for the best.

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any particular reason as to why you got the white ones?

sorry about the ants!
I got the white ones because they were little and adorable. I figured it would be harder for the crabs to eat them as well because they hide so well.

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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by NLindsey921 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:29 pm

Just Jay wrote:Do they need water dishes? Im assuming thed drown

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Yeah if they manage to climb into the water bowls they will drown.

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Re: Some Isopod questions

Post by GotButterflies » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:35 pm

I don't give mine in the crabitat water dishes...and they are thriving. When I had them in a tote I used to spray it once a day in the morning with dechlorinated water. I actually saw a bunch of them out in the day a week ago, and then I realized why. A hermit was foraging through "their" area trying to get at them!
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