Tropical isopods

Christianb96

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(Hopefully I'm posting this in the right category) I'm looking to start a small isopod culture, I want to put some in my tanks to help keep them clean. I need a tropical species because my tank stays at 85-75 degrees and at 70-80% humidity. What would be a good species of isopod to keep under these conditions?
 

Aquarimax

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Trichorhina tomentosa (micro white woodlouse) is tropical, prolific, and great at keeping things clean. They should work very well for you. They are usually fairly inexpensive and easy to find as well.
 

Christianb96

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Trichorhina tomentosa (micro white woodlouse) is tropical, prolific, and great at keeping things clean. They should work very well for you. They are usually fairly inexpensive and easy to find as well.
Thank you for the reply, do you know where I could order some from. I've looked around and can't seem to find any.
 

Aquarimax

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Thank you for the reply, do you know where I could order some from. BI've looked around and can't seem to find any.
Bugsincyberspace should have them, many dart frog companies have them too...for that matter, I have plenty. The only problem is that they are sensitive to cold temperatures, so this isn't the easiest season in which to ship them.
 

Christianb96

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I found some purple dwarf isopods on there and I'm going to overnight them with a heat pack! I'm pretty excited!
 

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I found some purple dwarf isopods on there and I'm going to overnight them with a heat pack! I'm pretty excited!
Dwarf purples are another good choice. I didn't mention them because they are slightly less common, but I keep those too...they should do very well for you too.
 
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