Quick Isopod Question

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Quick Isopod Question

Post by AwesomeHermit » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:15 pm

Would they die of saltwater? I soaked some Spanish Moss and some Spaghnum Moss with saltwater then squeezed it out. I need an answer quickly because I am doing it right now.
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Post by piratetoothgir » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:33 pm

I think they would directly, but if you squeezed it out, it should be good to go.
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Post by GotButterflies » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:43 pm

No. They go in my saltwater pool and drink a lot! Occasionally they fall in, but they make it to a piece of coral I have in there for them.


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Post by wodesorel » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:11 pm

GotButterflies wrote:No. They go in my saltwater pool and drink a lot! Occasionally they fall in, but they make it to a piece of coral I have in there for them.


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Are using native Floridian species? I have heard that for some species saltwater is insta-death. Wonder if there is a difference between those that encounter salinity in the wild and those that don't.
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Quick Isopod Question

Post by GotButterflies » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:27 pm

I’m not sure. Ive never researched them. Mine are not wild caught. All of of mine were initially purchased from Isopod Connection. I have Powder Blues, Skirted, Shiny, and another kind. They look like tortis. They look like my oranges bred with one of the other kind. Edit: I don’t have orange ones anymore). I will say the Dalmatians don’t seem to make it in the msw.


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Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:27 am

wodesorel wrote:
GotButterflies wrote:No. They go in my saltwater pool and drink a lot! Occasionally they fall in, but they make it to a piece of coral I have in there for them.


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Are using native Floridian species? I have heard that for some species saltwater is insta-death. Wonder if there is a difference between those that encounter salinity in the wild and those that don't.
I'm in NJ and the isopods did explore as I put them in
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Re: Quick Isopod Question

Post by AwesomeHermit » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:41 pm

Can I spray the tank to keep it humid?
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Post by Rawrgeous » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:19 am

You can spray with freshwater if that's what you mean. We don't recommend misting with sw because the salinity in the tank can build over time. Isopods like a humid environment, so as long as you aren't misting like crazy I don't see it as an issue.

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Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:48 am

Oh, that's really cool GB!
I wouldn't really know, mine never go near the water, they stay under the wood.
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Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:49 am

StellaCrab wrote:Oh, that's really cool GB!
I wouldn't really know, mine never go near the water, they stay under the wood.
I have craft mesh leading to my fw and msw pools. I find them in both of the pools. I always provide them an escape route incase they fall in, but they don't seem to understand that. I always have to rescue them. My tank has 99% humidity when I don't open it - but they still go to the water. Perhaps yours do too at night. Idk...
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Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:39 pm

GotButterflies wrote: I have craft mesh leading to my fw and msw pools. I find them in both of the pools. I always provide them an escape route incase they fall in, but they don't seem to understand that. I always have to rescue them. My tank has 99% humidity when I don't open it - but they still go to the water. Perhaps yours do too at night. Idk...
Yeah, I have really high humidity too, and they really are breeding!
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