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Anyone tried aquatic isopods?

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I am planning to remake a paladarium I used to have years ago. This time without fish. It will be submerged and "shore" plants, mosses, driftwood(in and out of water), rock, sand, and gravel. Kind of a rainforest creek bank. Has anyone tried any of these aquatic isopods? I have collected at least two species here in KY from the local creeks. They never last long cause my fish would eat them. I wonder how they would do if left alone? 

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If your tank is not too hot, they do really well in a planted tank. They also reproduce fairly quickly.

I had Asellus aquaticus, they were fairly interesting. I was recently thinking about keeping them again. I would say, go for it!

 

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I wonder if they could cohabitate with species of snails and shrimp?

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