I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by mlakers » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:19 am

You've got this!!!

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by ha_haley » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:42 pm

Update?? I’ve been checking daily for one haha


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Post by GotButterflies » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:24 pm

Hello everyone. Long time since I've been on here. As of several days ago I had 3 PP and I E that were megalopa - and then they just died for no apparent reason. None of my megalopa appeared to have taken shells - I truly only found two that were dead - can't find the others - but I don't see them. Just assuming they died or were eaten by the others. It was devastating to me. I've also lost a good majority of my zoeae - which I believe are Es because they are definitely cannabalizing one another. I've done absolutely nothing different with my routine - still doing water changes regularly - using phytoplankton water, feeding regularly. Part of me is positive because it's the furthest I've ever gotten - but sad because I was so hopeful I would have hermies. I'm thankful for the experience, and I do have some good pictures - but not very many. Hopefully I'll have some success with the zoeae I have left. Thank you for your thoughts!
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Post by amandapri82 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:26 pm

So sorry for your losses after your hard work and determination!

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Post by GotButterflies » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:27 pm

Thank you. I still have some zoeae, so fingers and toes are crossed that I'll have some that will make it this time :)
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Post by Motörcrab » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:29 pm

You get further and further with each attempt. I'm sure you will get them to ground soon! Each time you are getting better and better. It's a labor of love I'm sure. I know I would never be able to get them where you have reached. You are doing the almost I'm possible! Keep up the great work and don't let them bring you down. You will get it one of these times.
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Post by GotButterflies » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:40 pm

So...they are all gone now. Either the water got too cold, or I forgot to mix salt in the water. I'm really not sure. I've been really tired. The sea monkeys are all alive - but they can live in fresh or salt - so I'm not sure. Absolutely devastating...
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Post by RiNiKy506 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:42 pm

I’m so sorry.


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Post by elly_bananas » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:30 pm

Awe. This is sad. Im sorry it didnt work out this time around.

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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by Hermiesguardian » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:16 pm

I'm so sorry.
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Post by GotButterflies » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:37 am

Thank you everyone. I did find out what happened to some of my megas. I had moved them to a tank that I had set up. I had also purchased cheato which is a type of algae from a local msw fish store. Well, I was inquiring about some sea anemones that I found on the side of the tank, and told her I also found some bristle worms. She informed me that the bristle worms would have eaten the megas, which explains why I never found their bodies. I was also told the bristle worms and the anemones that I have are considered pests. I obviously won't do the cheato again even though the megas liked eating it. :/
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Re: I HAVE ZOEA!!!!!

Post by RiNiKy506 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:06 am

Aww! I’m sorry!


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