My Large Amphipod

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Matt Rogers, May 25, 2003.

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  1. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think releasing him will be as rewarding as having him thrive in your tank and because that is uncertain. The release should be fun. Make a picnick out of it.

    Just a thought
    J
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

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    Well I didn't have a picnic, but it was fun.
    Yesterday I was home early from work so I fished him out without too much fight and got him in a plastic pint glass with some sand and water.

    Drove him down to the local beach and acclimated him. After a while he was swimming around in the cup and seemed ready to me. So I walked a few feet in the water and released him and watched him swim down to the bottom.

    I'll miss him. He was a character. But it didn't seem right keeping him in my water with high pH. Maybe another time. Until then, later little guy!! :)
     
  4. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    Well, karma to you for releasing him, Matt!! I don't think he would have lived very long in your set up; and I would have hated to watch him slowly starve to death. You did the right thing, Bud!!! ;D
     
  5. Matt Rogers

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    Thanks man!
    I almost couldn't bring myself to do it, because I liked him so much, but I think it was the right thing to do with the pH so high. Especially now because I put some more DIY rock in yesterday which will probably keep the pH up for a while until I do more water changes.
     
  6. Craig Manoukian

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    Karma to the great conservationist!
     
  7. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    kootos to you Matt.

    I don't think that's how you spell kootos but you know what I mean

    J

    i don't know I checked every possibility in WORD and could fine the spelling. I know I can't spell but usually WORD can figure it out, not this time [smiley=dunce.gif]
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

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  11. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ah Craig Thank you. If you've read anything I've posted you know I can't spell. But some how I've made it this far.

    J ;)