- This topic has 8 replies, 4 voices, and was last updated November 14, 2019 at 9:56 am by Jeremy Caswell.
October 9, 2019 at 5:10 pm #664David MercerAdmin
So the summer tubbin’ season is officially over even for most of the determined holdouts. So what did everyone bring in this year? Any surprises or disasters?
Unfortunately we didn’t get any tubs out this year but I’m already planning for next year, so hopefully I’ll have a fun report in 12 months.
AAAA Board of Directors and WebmasterOctober 10, 2019 at 8:21 am #668Jeremy Caswell
I bought some hornwort and dwarf water lettuce at the Spring Auction, a pair of ~50g tubs at IKEA on the way home from the auction, and a floating Water Hyacinth for each from Home Depot. I added water, and a few days later, the fish. They were in the back yard under a dogwood tree. I also had a 10G tank with nothing in it to grow some live food for the house fish.
Beyond removing live food from the 10G, I did not touch the tubs in any way. No feeding, no water changes, nothing.
Tub 1 had three unsexed Florida Flag Fish (Jordanella floridae). The water turned murky in the first few days, and I did not see the fish again that summer. However, I knew something was alive because I saw no signs of live food in the water. I pulled them out on Saturday. I recovered three adults and eight babies. This was a big win for me as I have not gotten these to breed in an aquarium, or if I have, all the babies have been eaten.
Tub 2 had 12 unsexed Vietnamese White Clouds (tanichthys micagemmae). I am pulling in this tub tonight.October 11, 2019 at 9:17 am #673Jeremy Caswell
In tub 2 I recovered about 6-8 White Clouds, and three hundred tadpoles. Disappointing.October 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm #675David MercerAdmin
Yah last time we did outdoor tubs we saw so many fry but decided to wait an extra week and ended up bringing in the parents and almost no fry. So disappointing when you don’t get the awesome haul. Glad you were able to have some luck with the flag fish at least.
AAAA Board of Directors and WebmasterOctober 14, 2019 at 7:19 pm #690Jae Ren YeeParticipant
I have an experience with tadpoles, they are the worst. I had about 200 guppy fry, and I put them out for the summer. But then some Southern Leopard Frogs started laying eggs in the wheelbarrow, and I think the frog eggs caused this: all my guppies died from poisoning. Great job on the flagfish.October 26, 2019 at 1:59 pm #742Garrett StoykewichParticipant
Do you guys heat your outdoor tubs?November 6, 2019 at 9:03 am #786Jeremy Caswell
We do not leave tubs out over winter.November 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm #810Garrett StoykewichParticipant
So the ambient Georgia summer nights are not that much of concern? If that’s the case I think Ill try something hardy like an endler or molly this summer.November 14, 2019 at 9:56 am #814Jeremy Caswell
Night temps are of no concern in the summer. The most sensitive fish you need to pull early in the fall… but most will survive anything that stays above 50F.
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