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Post by AquaticEngineer on March 24th 2010, 4:59 pm

Stopped by an Asian food store in Beaverton today called "Uwajimaya" and they told me that they will be carrying live Pacific Spot Prawns soon.
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Post by Bluntokian on March 25th 2010, 11:15 am

AWESOME!!!!
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Post by Brent on March 26th 2010, 1:08 am

It sort of looks like those "Sexy Anemone Shrimp."

I love those guys.
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Post by Bluntokian on March 26th 2010, 6:41 pm

Easy hook up for free shrimp Very Happy
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Post by ~ocean on March 31st 2010, 7:05 pm

Cool! I hope you get a few!

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Post by Hero on April 5th 2010, 7:03 pm

Wow. Looks like a great deal! Very Happy.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on April 5th 2010, 7:36 pm

I've read they eat clams and bivalves so I guess I wont be keeping any between the prawns and starfish. Lol
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Post by Hero on April 6th 2010, 1:16 pm

Seems like it. You could however create some sort of rock structure that keeps away the starfish but i guess since prawns can swim it would be hopeless. Unless you collect clams and bivalves that have a symbiotic relationship with a partner capable of protecting them from being eaten i.e. Ants and Aphids against Ladybugs. Smile.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on April 6th 2010, 1:37 pm

I'll probably end up using the clams as a food source since I can get live ones at any number of seafood markets around here. Also I'd prefer to keep most of the inhabitants that feed on a solid food like clams or bait fish as apposed to filter feeding inverts which I'd have to constantly be adding small particulate food into the water for.
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Post by Hero on April 7th 2010, 1:42 am

If you make your sand bed deep enough your clams might be able to burrow out of the reach of starfish.

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Post by AquaticEngineer on April 7th 2010, 1:48 am

I had thought about that, but the system I will be using has a false bottom to house the coolant coil. So I wont be using any fine sand in the main display. Mostly just dime size and larger rock found at the collection locations I'll be using.
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Post by Hero on April 11th 2010, 1:40 pm

Ah i see. What kind of starfish are you going to be keeping?

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Post by AquaticEngineer on April 11th 2010, 1:54 pm

I was hoping to keep at least one of the Sunflower stars, other than that probably what ever catches my eye when I'm out collecting.
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Post by Hero on April 11th 2010, 2:05 pm

The giant ones with a million legs, nice. How big is your tank again?

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Re: Pacific Spot Prawn

Post by AquaticEngineer on September 28th 2010, 2:23 pm

In case no one saw my other post, I picked up one of these guys for $1 yesterday at a local market. Apparently the season for spot prawns is only like 80 days during the summer so I was lucky to even see one in a store right now. He's about 5 inches long, hopefully he'll take to the silver sides I have been feeding the nems, or the snails that I can get by the pound Smile I should probably pick up some mixed seafood and just see what he likes I guess.
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Post by 4PacNW on September 28th 2010, 9:58 pm

They will eat almost any seafood, I think. Pandalus Danae which I have will eat frozen shrimp, fish, clam, polychaete worms. However I'm not sure about the frozen shrimp as they have a preservative: sodium tripolyphosphate. This may or may not come out when washed (someone should test this).
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 29th 2010, 6:23 am

AquaticEngineer wrote: I should probably pick up some mixed seafood and just see what he likes I guess.

I think everything will eat shrimp and scallop. Chop it appropriately and drop into any aquarium on earth. I feed my African clawed frog scallop. Then again... that thing will eat anything from the mixed seafood.
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Re: Pacific Spot Prawn

Post by AquaticEngineer on September 29th 2010, 11:41 am

he's been taking pieces of silver sides
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Re: Pacific Spot Prawn

Post by Mr007 on September 29th 2010, 12:39 pm

If u make your sand bed deep enough your clams might be able to burrow out of the reach of starfish
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Re: Pacific Spot Prawn

Post by AquaticEngineer on September 29th 2010, 2:13 pm

Pufferfreak wrote:If you make your sand bed deep enough your clams might be able to burrow out of the reach of starfish.

AquaticEngineer wrote:I had thought about that, but the system I will be using has a false bottom to house the coolant coil. So I wont be using any fine sand in the main display. Mostly just dime size and larger rock found at the collection locations I'll be using.

Mr007 wrote:If u make your sand bed deep enough your clams might be able to burrow out of the reach of starfish


Been there, can't do it Sad

I'll probably end up keeping bivalves in my other 50 gallon cube tank when its setup. Either that, or just buy a few and toss em in for food.
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 29th 2010, 6:08 pm

AquaticEngineer wrote:

I'll probably end up keeping bivalves in my other 50 gallon cube tank when its setup. Either that, or just buy a few and toss em in for food.

I figure that any bivalves that go in my tank are both livestock and food!

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Post by AquaticEngineer on September 29th 2010, 6:11 pm

Bivalves, the other, other, white meat Laughing
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