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    WtB live daphnia

    Decided to breed live daphnia in my tank for Gary to eat any tip on doing this and where to buy?
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    Are you saying that you want to breed Daphnia in Gary's tank? Because generally daphnia are raised separately, mostly because the fish will quickly eat all your daphnia, but also feeding daphnia isn't the greatest for a fish tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    Are you saying that you want to breed Daphnia in Gary's tank? Because generally daphnia are raised separately, mostly because the fish will quickly eat all your daphnia, but also feeding daphnia isn't the greatest for a fish tank.
    Intrigued... why is feeding daphnia not the greatest?

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    Feeding daphnia is great! But I'm not sure it would be great in a fish tank - do fish do well swimming around in a yeast suspension?

    But the main issue, IMO, is that if you try to raise daphnia with fish in the tank, the fish will eat all the daphnia, faster than they can reproduce. Keep the daphnia in a separate culture.

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    Daphnia do not require aeration as long as the tank is longer and wider than it is tall; a 40 breeder, for instance.

    Their own locomotion provides enough gas exchange.

    I like to use sterilite shoe boxes, but any vessel you use will work as long as you keep the water level at the above listed parameter.

    Rear them independent of anything and everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    Feeding daphnia is great! But I'm not sure it would be great in a fish tank - do fish do well swimming around in a yeast suspension?

    But the main issue, IMO, is that if you try to raise daphnia with fish in the tank, the fish will eat all the daphnia, faster than they can reproduce. Keep the daphnia in a separate culture.
    Got it! Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought you were saying feeding daphnia to fish is not the greatest. Yes, I agree, trying to raise daphnia in a tank with fish will not work. The fish will be happy but for a short lived while as they will devour the daphnia way too quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayo View Post
    Are you saying that you want to breed Daphnia in Gary's tank? Because generally daphnia are raised separately, mostly because the fish will quickly eat all your daphnia, but also feeding daphnia isn't the greatest for a fish tank.
    I thought they eat dead plabts and floating food material i water colum. I wasnt planning on yeast
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    Got it ok thanks guys!
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    Just sprinkle some yeast into the daphnia culture


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravensrose29 View Post
    Got it ok thanks guys!
    You can use rice water if you have some

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    Daphnia do not require aeration as long as the tank is longer and wider than it is tall; a 40 breeder, for instance.

    Their own locomotion provides enough gas exchange.

    I like to use sterilite shoe boxes, but any vessel you use will work as long as you keep the water level at the above listed parameter.

    Rear them independent of anything and everything else.
    i raised them in 5 gallons and feed them lightly with rice water, I am starving them for a month without water change and heater and many still alive. they are very hardy bugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travisdt View Post
    i raised them in 5 gallons and feed them lightly with rice water, I am starving them for a month without water change and heater and many still alive. they are very hardy bugs
    Very hardy bugs. I've had my culture going since September. No WC or heater. Just sitting on my patio in a couple of 10 gallon buckets with light diffuser socks sitting on top. No yeast or Rice water. Occasionally, I have ground up some spirulina and tossed it in there though only when I don't think the water is green enough. But that was only the last couple of months.

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