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geno1324
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 00:48


Yesterday at a store the owner said to not over feed because of this risk of impaction. I feed my pyxie about 2 worms and half a dozen crickets a day. Then without the worms and crickets a few days with the occasional rodent or fish thrown in every other week. Is this too much? I didn't ask him....

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k412
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:15


Unless you're feeding live bearers, don't feed fish. Heavy parasite load.
Low humidity and improper substrate can cause impaction, but you have coco fiber from what I could see in your video, nice setup btw. Just feed as much s the pyxie will eat in about 10-25 minutes. Both of mine down it fast every time.
How big is he?
P.S. Never rely on pet store advice in general, unless they keep them themselves.


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geno1324
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2010 01:31


Thanks yeah its half and half with the rocks making a beach and the whole deal with the filter, Two fake plants and a heat lamp for him. Oh and a fake plant in the water side that he LOVES to hide under and a log he sometimes rests on. And yeah the store owner had frogs i've never even heard of and an army of feeder selections and def knew what he was talking bout so i relied on what he said. But he said even coco fiber could give him impaction which is what I have (good eye btw lol). Is that true?And is the humidity a huge deal when I have the half and half set up with the top half covered with plexi glass and spraying the eco earth? Thanks for the fish tip and hes about the size of a jumbo big mac is my best guess right now hes buried lol. How long is too long for him to be buried I know he shouldn't go into aestivation so is a couple of days normal and then scoop him out or just leave him till he comes out? I heard the food could rot in his stomach if he doesn't pooh and he usually craps in the water so I don't know to leave him or not.

FwoGiZ
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 07:12


if the temps and humidity are good, the food can't rot in his stomach.....
it can only rot if the temp drops a lot, and he enters aestivation, he will then slow down, so will his digestive system, and then the food might rot which would kill him from the inside
altho coco fiber can cause impaction, it is from VERY far the best things you can use, anything else has very very high danger of impaction, specially for big fat frogs like pacmans and pixies

if you are using a plexiglass over your tank, make sure its still well ventilated as stagnant air isnt good either


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geno1324
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 07:25


Thank you, you've been very helpful. So how long is a normal time for them to burrow under, because I have about 7 inches of it so I get worried for some reason.

geno1324
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# Posted: 18 Jan 2010 07:27


OH sry you already answered it on my other question thanks Fwo

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