Isopod Tank

For everything isopod - breeding, keeping, and as clean up crews. Also known as pill bugs and rolly-pollies!
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Isopod Tank

Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:09 pm

Is this a good isopod tank? It is a 5 gallon tank.
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Post by piratetoothgir » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:19 pm

Looks fine to me!
I personally would use leaves dried out, but that’s a personal preference.


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Post by AwesomeHermit » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:24 pm

I know the pictures are bad, I can't take pics lol
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Post by Rawrgeous » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:42 am

Looks good to me. :) I'll admit that I'm not exactly an isopod expert, but leaf litter and moss should make them happy critters. :)

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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:37 am

Mine love new and dried leaves- :) Do you have a calcium source?


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Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:19 pm

GotButterflies wrote:Mine love new and dried leaves- :) Do you have a calcium source?


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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:19 pm

Okay - now that I am on the computer the picture is more clear. It looks like it is a corner tank for fish that is maybe a gallon. Honestly, I don't think you will get your isopods to breed in that type of container. It needs to be bigger. They also need humidity to breathe (they have modified gills like the crabs). So put press n seal or saran wrap on the top. A small tote with a locking lid would work better if you can't do a larger aquarium. :)
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Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 pm

It is 5 gallons. I have a 10 gallon if that would work
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Post by AwesomeHermit » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:33 pm

And the 10 gallon does not have velcro stains :)
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Post by GotButterflies » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:36 pm

I'm sorry - I didn't see that! I think a 10 gallon would be better - If they have more room they are more likely to breed! :) Plus the 10 gallon is probably glass which will be better at holding humidity :)
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